The Can’t Cook Book Trails Day Two.

Day number two of me trying this awesome cook book. When I was picking out something that I wanted to try cooking I couldn’t make up my mind. Some factors that came into play when I was picking were that I’m having chicken for dinner, I didn’t have some of the key ingredients and I didn’t really have enough time between lunch and dinner.

Today’s recipe from The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld was a choice between two different things. Oven Fries or Soft-Boiled Egg with Toast a.k.a The Granny Egg. Because my sister and I didn’t really eat anything all day long I decided to make something for both of rather then just one thing for me, I went with the Oven Fries. There are a couple different types of way you can make these fries, regular potato, parsnip fries, and carrot fries, I went with the regular fries because that was the easiest.

I started by washing the potatoes and talking on the phone with my boyfriend at the same time hoping to baby jesus (#rickbobby) that my phone wasn’t going to fall into the sink. Thankfully it didn’t, after now I was worried about not cutting off my finger cutting these potatoes while still talking on the phone, good thing is I’m a lifeguard and I know first aid if that’s what it came too. Now that I still have all 10 digits I was ready to start the actually skilled part. My boyfriend was now off the phone and I seasoned the potatoes, put the oil on the pan..oops, I wasn’t suppose to do that. I made the mistake of just going off what I thought was going to happen. I was suppose to put the fries on the pan first then drizzle the oil over them. Not to worry I used my brain for once and spread the oil all oven the pan with one fry, put the fries on and put some oil over them. Back to square one.

I put the fries into the my messed up oven and started to think! My boyfriend told me that he was coming over for dinner tonight, all that ran through my head was my sister and I worked out for almost two hours and I still was sweaty and smelly. I desperately needed a shower. I did something that I’ve always heard what you shouldn’t do while cooking, I went into the shower while the fries were cooking. Now it’s not like I left them in the oven and no one else was in the house, no, my sister was in the living room and if anything went wrong she was there to fix it. Thankfully, nothing went wrong. After a very long 30 min shower I was back down stairs and ready to do the watching of the fries.

Now my oven is messed up, the dial at the top will say that it’s at 425 but really it’s at 500. Cooking in my house is very hard and you always need to watch the food or else it will burn to shit. I thought I did a good job at watching them, as far as I could see none of the fries had black on them, they were all golden brown, but you can be the judge of that.

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My sister finished hers before mine because I’m took busy writing and looking at an accident outside of my window, needless to say not one fry was left on her plate. These fries may not be the best thing to eat after a long workout but they taste prettydamn good to me.

Let me know what you guys think. Remember I am new at this and some of these things are new to me.

Check out day number one in the previous blog of this one.

More recipes to come!

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The Can’t Cook Book Trials

If anyone knows me they know that I can’t cook, I’m actually so bad at it – well I think I am.

I have many of cook books at home that are for teens, easy instructions and with lots of pictures but I still cannot cook on my own. This is how bad I am at it, the couple of things I am good at cooking is grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, egg sandwich and a Nutella and strawberry grilled sandwich for a dessert.

For Christmas 2013 my mum got me a cook book that is called, “The Can‘t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld.” It’s a cookbook that you have to read in the beginning because it teaches you all the things you need to know. For example, it teaches you what a paring knife, Chef’s knife and a offset serrated knife is, the difference between all the pans you could buy in the world, and even how to cut garlic, an onion, an avocado and even how to get fresh herbs off the plant. I mean this is the cookbooks of all cookbooks.

For tonight my mum told me that it was a “fend for yourself night.” Meaning that the people who usually cook, which are my mum or my sister, are too lazy to cook and you need to make your own meal. Usually this night involves me going out with friends, microwaving something, or sticking something from a box into the oven. Tonight I decided that I would give cooking a try, plus it would cure my boredom.

I actually did two different recipes to make one meal. The first one was Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast and the second one was Smashed Red Potatoes with Chives. I know this probably sounds so simple to some of you but remember I suck and to be quite frankly I’m scared of cooking.

I started off with defrosting the chicken in the microwave since I didn’t plan this, which ruined the chicken because my microwave is so damn strong – it’s a good one. I left that there and started the potatoes since it would take the longest, it didn’t involve much work besides boiling them, smashing them with a plate to be flat then putting chives on them; the boiling is what makes it take so long. As they were boiling I started to season the chicken like the book told me and got the pan ready with the oil. Oil really? Great one to start with I know, nothing scares me more then cooking with oil. To my surprise it went well until the end when I over cooked the chicken. As I was over cooking the chicken I thought my potatoes were ready to be smashed so I drained the water and got a plate only to notice that the potatoes were still hard as a rock, I was in fact, premature like a little boy.

My mum at this point came downstairs to see how I was doing and she gave me a little advice of these century, put things in the microwave if you took them out too early. This in fact worked and I was ready to smash away, which was actually really fun. Cooking fun? Who would of knew. I plated my meal, took pictures, sent them to my boyfriend and being a 22 year old, put them on instagram. I then enjoyed my over cooked chicken and smashed potatoes.

I will try the chicken again, some parts actually tasted really well but I want the whole breast to taste good. The potatoes were excellent and I didn’t even put ketchup or butter on them like I normally would – this is a good sign. Image

My goal is to try every recipe in this cookbook and actually be able to cook by the end of the year.

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More recipes to come!

Thanksgiving.

At this point in my life I don’t want to see turkey until it’s Christmas. I’ve had so much turkey in the last couple of days it’s not funny! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadians out there, I know this is late but I was busy getting fat off pumpkin pie. There’s honestly not a lot to write about since I spent most of the weekend with my family, but I guess I can write about how they all went.

Dinner # 1.
The first dinner I went to was my mums. I was already home so I didn’t have to go very far for this one. The day started off with my mum and I cutting and peeling carrots and potatoes! Then we fought with the turkey, those stupid giblets I think they’re called wouldn’t come off so we literally had to fight this thing to get them off. Finally the dinner was on the way, my Nana came for dinner so my step-dad went to pick her up. She is honestly so funny, she’s only 4 foot 9 inch tall and she’s crazy. Anyways, everyone started to come, my sister came home, her boyfriend came then finally my boyfriend came from work. It was honestly a good time, we watched the leaf game; which they won! Then passed out from all the food. Watching the game was pretty funny though because my boyfriend likes to scream at the tv. He is honestly one of there biggest fans. Anyways, after he slept over which was really weird since I only have a twin bed because my room is so damn small, we both felt like we were going to fall off the bed the hole night.

Dinner # 2.
This dinner wasn’t really a dinner, it was more spend time with my dad that I never see. My step-brother picked us up and we went. His kid was there, which he is the funniest baby I’ve ever heard. Honestly so funny, anyways everyone went to a different family dinner that I didn’t want to go too…long story. My sister and I stayed home with my dad, we ended up watching movies, playing connect four because it was just there, played monopoly then watched the walking dead premier! Did you know that connect four is no called inline or a line or something like that? I got killed at monopoly because my dad was just has luck apparently. The walking dead was good, I was tweeting as we were watching it. This next part if you haven’t watched it is kind of a spoiler I guess but not really.  I think that they keep killing at these zombies along the fence and the blood is going into the ground which the pig eats off which they eat the pig and that’s why that guy died at the end of the episode. I also think if that pig turns into a zombie I will die laughing because that’s just funny. Anyways, go watch the show. We all went to bed which I didn’t get a good sleep because my bed is broken up there and I feel like I’m going to fall through it. But I had to go home to get ready for my third dinner.

Dinner # 3.
The third one was my boyfriend’s mum’s dinner. There was so many people and so much food, there was honestly like 15 different things you could eat, plus 4 different desserts, I was dying and so was my boyfriend. Nothing really interesting happened there. I pretty much sat there and ate then chilled with my boyfriend, his brother and he’s brother’s girlfriend but eventually just went upstairs to my boyfriends room to get away from everyone. The parent’s friends were actually annoying and think they are the shit. They didn’t even ask my name so I didn’t even say hi. I’m dating a little shit I guess it was fine and I really don’t care if they don’t like me because I will probably never see them again. I don’t even know why you would bring friends to a family event sort of thing but it was alright. Anyways, I slept over there then I had to go to the work in the morning. Now i’m just chilling at home because I’m done work.

I need to go get a package that I missed but I’m really lazy right now but I may go get it after a nap or something. I was hoping we could go get fish n chips for dinner but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Anyways, not much else to talk to about just thought I catch you up onto what was going on in this Canadian girls life.

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50 Things I like.

Hello everybody, I don’t really have much to write about tonight because I was at my boyfriend’s all night and day making sure he was okay…long story. The only thing I do have to say is that I don’t want to go to work tomorrow, I work open to close so that’s 7am-930pm. It’s going to be a long day, so tonight is just going to be a list blog again. You guys seem to like them. 

50 Things I like! (yay)

  1. My boyfriend (Dave, obviously:-))
  2. The colour purple.
  3. Sleep.
  4. Fastpitch.
  5. Friends…when they aren’t’ MIA.
  6. Junk food…my inner fat kid always wins.
  7. Pandora bracelets.
  8. Coach.
  9. Flowers (especially if they’re from my boyfriend. lol.)
  10. My dad. Don’t think I’m being rude…jeez…I just never get to see him because he moved so it makes me happy when I do see him.
  11. My cat.
  12. My puppies (dad’s house)
  13. Writing. 
  14. The fact that I’m Canadian. 
  15. That I have every kind of “white” in me; British, Irish, Welsh…etc.
  16. My eyes, not gonna lie they’re pretty cool. 
  17. My weirdness and when I find someone who is just as weird as me; it’s like weirdar.
  18. The Toronto Blue Jays, even though they sucked royal ass this year. 
  19. Ducks, ducks, and ducks. 
  20. Rainy days.
  21. Winter days when it’s not freezing out. 
  22. Cuddling.
  23. Sex.
  24. Reading.
  25. Being naked.
  26. Parties.
  27. Piercings.
  28. Halloween.
  29. Taking pictures. 
  30. Hot showers after a long day. 
  31. A clean room.
  32. Pumpkin pie. 
  33. Yoga.
  34. Loud, crazy people.
  35. The fact that I’m short.
  36. Cactus’.
  37. When my boyfriend puts his deodorant on and smells really good. 
  38. The fact that I’m Miss. Bagel.
  39. Music…I know typical answer. SHUT UP!
  40. Getting dressed up, like for weddings or a party.
  41. That feeling you get when you get touched a certain way and it send this good, tickling feeling down your spine. 
  42. My morning routine with my boyfriend.
  43. Drinking juice out of coffee mugs.
  44. Booster Juice.
  45. Mc.Donalds. Honestly though I have to make myself take a month break from it because I eat it so much. 
  46. White laptops…no not shitty macs.
  47. My boyfriend’s chameleon, Allen! He’s so cute. 
  48. Mini things.
  49. Weird crazy art that doesn’t make any sense. 
  50. History, but cool history like Titanic, old buildings. 9/11 and such. 

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