The amount of hate I get for even saying this is surreal. Of you, as an adult human being, can't look after yourself....what are you even doing than? Adult skills aren't and shouldn't be categorized in sexes. I literally know men who don't even know how to do their own laundry or make a simple soup. I also know women who have zero skills in replacing wiper blades and cry over not knowing how to work with a lawnmower. STOP looking for a partner who can do the things you never learned to do AND DO IT YOURSELF. It takes you maybe 2 Google clicks. You're an adult. Get. Your. Shit. Together.
Edit: okay I feel like I need to say that this post wasn't meant for people in a balanced relationship/ marriage. It was mostly meant for singles who live alone. The more skills you learn as a single, the less pressure you have in your next relationship. I would also recommend people in relationships to still learn many skills because it comes in handy sometimes! You should at least TRY before you can... keep reading on reddit ➡
Usually I eat the ugly piece of fish or the veggies on the grill that got a little more char than you wanted. Am I alone in this?
Edit: wow, thanks for all the replies, glad to see I'm not alone!
Because many parents overcook vegetables to a point where they are wet and mushy. Also, many kids shows and cartoons depict broccoli, eggplants etc... As disgusting meals you are forced to eat and this made children even less willing to eat them.
But seriously, next time instead of dumping broccolis in warm water until the water turns green and the broccoli turns tasteless, try this:
Melt a very little bit of butter in a pan and cut your broccoli into big but manageable pieces, then brown some mashed garlic in the pan and put your broccoli into it. Season liberally with salt and black pepper. Let your broccoli cook with medium heat up until the point they are turning soft, turn off the heat right before they soften and drop them in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Make sure your broccoli isn't oily and/or soft and they are ready to eat
Edit: Wow! You guys really surprised me with saying you prefer the healthiest option and I'm glad about that. I expected angry butter l... keep reading on reddit ➡
In short I got into a fight with my brother because I haven't cooked in two days. I didn't even think about it because it's just him and me (As my boyfriend has been eating at work due to long hours and the other roommates have moved out). We have lots of food that is low effort to make and left overs so I didn't really even think about it. I just figured we would both take care of ourselves cause why wouldn't a hungry person just get food?
This was the argument.
Him: "Are you gonna sit something out for dinner"
Me: "I was just gonna have soup did you want want something else? Are you cooking" Then jokingly "It's my birthday you know if you want something nice maybe you can cook for us both"
Him: Huffs and starts shaking his head.
Me: "D have you eaten? You know we have soup and BBQ ribs and frozen stuff and all sorts of stuff"
Him: "I haven't eaten in two days. No one has made anything how could I" Then he shook his head more and huffed again.
Me: "Dude you don't need a woman t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Molokhia (aka Molokhiya, Molokheya, Molokia, Mulukiya, Muluhiya, ... there's 1000 more) is a stew made from the leaves of the Molokhia plant (Corchorus olitorius). The plant is also known for producing Jute, the fiber from which rope used to be made, it is sometimes also referred to as Jew's Mallow or Ewedu. The stew is made with stock, usually chicken but also rabbit and shellfish can be used. Garlic and Coriander are added to the stew, which gives it a delicious savory flavor. It is served on rice cooked with Vermicelli and alongside it is a Garlic Tomato sauce and the meat from the stock. It's eaten often throughout the Middle East and is a household staple.
The flavor of the leaf itself is similar to baby spinach but without the bitter kick you sometimes get. It also has a mellow flavor which is difficult to describe, but it is earthy and herby without being pungent. The s... keep reading on reddit ➡
> Due to unfortunate situations I will not be playing another snap for the University of Texas . Has nothing to do with anyone or anything . Please respect my decision
Red lentils are inexpensive but very nutritious. They are a great source of fiber, protein, iron and much more. They are very easy to prepare. If you are not familiar with or have not yet made these a staple, I encourage you to get started now. You'll be pleased you did!
This is my recipe for red lentil soup I made recently. For under $2.50, this recipe makes six servings.
Rinse the red lentils in cold water until clear. (If you have extra time, then let the lentils sit in cold water for 30 minutes to soak - this softens them up and reduces cooking time.)
Dice onions. Mince garlic. Finely slice celery. Combine an
I’m 20F and live with my parents and brother. Either my mom or I cook dinner every night. We’re both getting a bit tired of this and want to order takeout for dinner every once in a while now. We live in an area with not too many cases and the cases are decreasing in number each day. Many things (including DINE IN for restaurants) have opened up. But my dad is super paranoid about getting sick and won’t let us order takeout. He also isn’t cool with eating frozen dinners or leftovers everyday. My brother literally works as a cook and has told us about the precautions his restaurant and all the other ones are taking and my dad still isn’t comfortable with it.
I asked again today and he said “absolutely not. I don’t understand. Takeout is not necessary. Cooking everyday is fine for us and easy.” I told him thinking of what to cook is actually stressful and always cooking isn’t fun. He repeated that it’s fine. I asked him to plan dinner and cook tomorrow if it’s so easy. He... keep reading on reddit ➡
So let me preface this by saying that I was overweight when I met my husband. Also, before I started working from home, I (F28) didn’t really care about how healthy our meals were. I cooked comfort food most of the time with little thought regarding calories and my husband (M41) loved everything I made. I think it’s part of the reason he fell for me to be honest. Since I started working from home I now have an extra two hours a day (as I’m no longer commuting) and have used it to start exercising.
My family has a history of high blood pressure and it hit home for me just recently that it’s time to get in shape. My husband was supportive at first but as I’ve started to really lose weight he’s become less so. He’s always bringing home junk food, which would be fine if he wanted it just for himself, but he tries to pressure me into eating it as well.
My husband is a mailman and walks 15 miles a day so he’s in better shape than I am. His dinners used to consist of two or three helpings... keep reading on reddit ➡
As you probably guessed from the title, I don’t measure things when I cook, I always just eyeball it. It’s worked out fine for me, I don’t ruin dishes and I never put too much seasoning or too little of any ingredient. If I’m cooking something for the first time I usually follow the recipe but after that I put my own spin on it . It’s always bothered my girlfriend and she makes a big deal out of it and idk why. I asked her specifically:
Do you think I overuse or underuse the ingredients
Do you think my food is good
She answered no and yes respectively, so I asked her to quit being bothered by it since she has no reason to. We are visiting her parents this weekend, I offered to make eggs this AM. She was telling her parents how I don’t measure anything and she was like he can’t keep getting away with it (the walking dead reference lol) because no matter what I do my food’s still good. I put in some eggs into the bowl and some milk and she says you’re supposed to use 1 cup mil... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (F18) love cooking when I get the chance, and like to make food from different places. Usually, when I make something, I cook it for the whole family; it makes me really happy to see them eating the food I've made, especially as I put a lot of work into it. My younger brother (14) usually helps me when I cook and it's a fun bonding activity for us. It's also worth noting that we don't cook often, and we both look forward to it.
However, my Step-Dad has a habit of actively making fun of my hobbies, including my cooking. He has never once tried anything I've made and makes a show of making something different (usually chicken nuggets and chips). I normally just let it go as I understand that what I make might not be to his taste, but today was the final straw.
I was sat in the next room over from him and my mum and I heard my mum telling him that my brother and I were going to cook dinner tonight. He laughed and said "well in that case, I'll just have a sandwich. I'm not eating that... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently started dating a girl. She is the sweetest girl I've ever met and we get along fantastically.
So far, she has cooked every single meal we have eaten at my apartment. Before I can even get home, she has already purchased food and is ready to cook at any second. I have never asked her for this, but she does it because she's sweet is also used to cooking a lot.
She also always tidies up very well every time she is here. Not only that, but she goes and buys supplies for me when I'm low on stuff (she's bought me shampoo, tooth paste, paper towels.. etc).
She also never lets me pay her back for any of her purchases, though I insist.
I am afraid that I will get used to this type of treatment, but I don't want to ever take her help or behavior for granted.
What kind of ways can I show my appreciation to my girlfriend, in such a way that I can do it often and regularly? (As in, not just a large gesture, but perhaps something I can do for our entire relationship)
Or, what ki... keep reading on reddit ➡
Like a normal person.
But even if I limit myself to just one this weekend, next weekend I’ll have the mindset that “oh, I controlled myself last weekend and did fine. I can have 3-4 tonight.”
And it’s a snowball effect from there.- wine coolers turn into shots of vodka. & I turn into a slurring, stumbling mess.
So I’m obviously not going to drink the stupid wine cooler. Even though i really want to. I just wanted to whine a little lol. Thanks for listening.
A little background about myself. My name is Kelli McGrane MS, RD. I have both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutrition from Boston University.
EDIT: 3:23 pm MST. Thank you all so much! I never expected to get so much feedback or interest. I apologize for any requests that I didn't get to. I'll try to come back to a few of these later tonight but for now need to sign off. I wish everyone well this weekend!
For several years I worked in both outpatient counseling and nutrition research before taking the leap to work for myself.
Currently, I run my own blog, as well as create content for several health-focused brands.
Many of us are trying to go grocery shopping less. And, even when we do go to the store, are finding limited options.
So, going into the weekend, I want to help you figure out what to make. Simply tell me the ingredients you have on hand, and I’ll give you some ideas.
Of course, feel free to ask me anything about nutrition and healthy eating in general.
Ju... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's an intermittent but regular thing to see on this sub someone posting about having a hard time cooking "rice" just right or how they finally figured out a foolproof way of cooking "rice." Now, I understand that when people say these things, they have a specific type of rice they are working with and a specific outcome in mind, but this is hardly ever specified in the post or comments. Then, in the comments, we get all kinds of suggestions like just using a rice cooker or adjusting water ratios, steaming, boiling, simmering, frying, etc etc etc, again without ever specifying what type of rice we are dealing with and what kind of dish we are trying to make.
Before we can talk about how to cook rice, we have to specify what type of rice we're cooking and what type of dish we are creating. Broadly speaking, rices can be long/medium grain or medium/short grain. More specifically they can be aromatic, sticky, non-sticky, Mediterranean, colored, etc... There are also many techniques for... keep reading on reddit ➡
Given his injury history our badass running back has a great chance to kill it for most of the year then get hurt and miss crucial late-season games.
We can't afford what he wants.
We also don't want to cave to a hold-out. Who does?
So, let him hold out. Don't budge past our initial offer. By the time mid season rolls around he hopefully caves. He gets a few games to get back up to speed just in time to hit his stride for the divisional stretch. Dalvin smashes the Pack to give us the division. We get the bye just in time for his first minor injury. He takes the week, heals just in time to run out the playoffs with us. He gets his annual more serious injury in the 3rd quarter of the Super Bowl. This forces Zimmer to actually keep his foot on the gas via Kirk just when he would normally go into conservative clock burning mode. Kirk drills some passes that are pure sex.
Vikes take it 35-28 over whoever the fuck cares.
Next year we can overpay him and replace our o-line wi... keep reading on reddit ➡
No matter how busy it uninterested you are, learning to cook should be one of the skills that every functioning adult should have. It's not too difficult if you commit to it. Cooking isn't just for people with family or the women in the household, but very universal. Not only does it give you control over what you put in your food and reduce expenditure, it's fun and empowering.
EDIT: Judging by the response, this doesn't seem like an unpopular opinion. But at least a quarter of American adults don't know how to cook and I think it's a important skill everyone should have.
My sister is 26 and she is 18 weeks pregnant with my nephew she is married to a man who is 40.
In all accounts he is a great guy. The entire family likes him. My parents, my grandparents, my sisters other kids adore him. He’s a loveable goof ball. He makes us laugh quite often and he loves my sister a lot. You can see it when he looks at her.
The problem is they can be quite loving toward one another when they are around each other which is all the time because they are attached at the hip. You never see one without the other. They often embrace, you’ll see them peck each other’s lips if one of them goes off to talk to someone across the way and they always hold hands at dinner table while eating.
Not that I don’t want my sister to be loved on by her husband but due to her age difference some of my friends make comments the entire time he is there like from the movie Big Daddy when she’s with the other guy they say “OLD BALLS” and it’s really annoying to hear Over and over. Or say... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, my parents regularly get together with another couple for movie nights, and they always cook a menu that has something to do with the movie. Next weeks movie will be ‚To kill a Mockingbird‘. Since we are european and I am much more versed in american cuisine, my mom asked me to help put together an Alabama themed meal. My idea so far is:
Appetizer: Fire crackers and fried pickles with ranch
Main: Gritz, collard greens, green beans and buttermilk fried chicken with gravy
Dessert: Banana pudding
What do you think of this? Should anything be added or removed? Thank you for your help!
Edit: So, I‘ll definitely will swap the grits for cornbread and tomato slices on the side. As for the veggie/legume situation, I‘ll probably just take what I can find at the market. Oh, and there will be sweet tea, that seems to be kind of a big deal lol. Thanks everyone for their help, if I don‘t forget to take pictures I‘ll post an update!
So I f'd up real bad. My siblings and I aren't great about remembering to do our chores and long store short by mum is fed up with our bs. She says she won't do anything for anyone but herself for further notice which means no dinner. My step father can't cook which means as the oldest girl (17F) I feel it is my duty to do the housewife stuff (sadly). What are some simple yet tasty things I can cook? We have a crockpot, grill, and oven. Please help!
Edit: I was not told that this is my job now. My brother and father work mon-fri and my sister is still in school so I felt it was my responsibility to help everyone.
My daughter has cancer and so my grandson is staying with me for the time being while my son in law cares for her at home.
He is 14 years old and we are very close.
He loves Japanese cartoons and culture. He keeps asking me to make Japanese food such a pork cutlets, Japanese style rice, curry, sushi. He wants eggs in a special way, I had to buy a rectangular pan because he insisted he wanted them like that.
He is on the spectrum so when he gets fixated on something it must be’ just so’
He is very fit and works out a lot and he needs to eat a lot.
It was very hard for me to source those specific ingredients he asked for, not things like pork but niche ingredients. I am very very rural and my store did not carry some of these things. I had to order from amazon and pay high prices but I did it so my grandson would enjoy the food. Even that type of rice I had to source online.
Now he everytime picks at the food but does not eat it. He WANTS to like the food but he actually does... keep reading on reddit ➡
Both sides are acting rationally.
The Vikings can’t afford to pay Cook a lot of money. His position and his injury history dont warrant it. Nor do they have a lot of cap space. And that cap space for next year could be even worse with rumors of a $40-$50M cut due to a massive decrease in revenue.
From the Vikings standpoint, either they get him on a team friendly deal, or they let him walk next year and test the market. He has to play this year in order to get his year of service, or else he is a restricted FA next year. They have all the leverage, and there is way too much uncertainty to make a long term commitment to a player at such a rapidly decreasing position.
OTOH, Cook’s value is never going to be higher. And it is WAY higher than what he is getting paid this year. He is one of the most important players on the team and the centerpiece of the offense. He has every right to try to cash in now. And his agents can see the next years’ salary cap issues coming too. It is perfe... keep reading on reddit ➡