Easy Food Basics For Beginning Cooks
Food basics, knowing how and what to cook, is a life skill no one should be without.
If you can read, you can cook. But everyone has to start somewhere. Begin by learning common cooking terms, a few easy recipes, and how to plan a menu that is nutritious as well as simple to prepare.
Once you have a foundation, build your skills as a cook the way you increase any skill---by practicing. And with three meals to fix every day, there are plenty of chances to practice what you learn.
Start with breakfast. It's not just one of the most important meals of the day, it is also one of the easiest to fix. Even a child can pour out a bowl of cereal and add some milk. But in spite of the variety in the cereal isle of your grocery store, you can't live forever on cold cereal. At some point you need to pul out a pan and start cooking.
The first food my daughter learned to cook was a scrambled egg. She and I both remember how excited she was to eat something she cooked herself. From simple boiled eggs to exotic omelets and souffles, eggs make a meal any time of the day.
Eggs, pancakes, waffles, muffins, breakfast pizza----breakfast menu options go on and on.
When you have a little experience under your belt (literally if you eat what you cook), go on to other basic meals.
roast beef dinner
is one of the easiest meals to fix, but it tastes as if you slaved for hours.
Is today a good day to cook, but you need a good meal the day after tomorrow? Fix our
easy meat pie,
cover it with foil before you bake it, then stick it in the freezer. It is a complete meal, just waiting for you to pull it out and put it in the oven.