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"Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 7:56 pm

FH doesn't really cook. So I'm trying to accumulate a list of dishes that everyone must know... or at least the basics so you can expand on them later

So far I have
Pot roast
Spag Bol
Stirfry

Can anyone else list some "must know" dishes?
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 7:59 pm

I've got a cookbook like that it is brilliant! Off the top of my head
scones
pumpkin soup
potato bake
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 8:07 pm

yma wrote:
I've got a cookbook like that it is brilliant! Off the top of my head
scones
pumpkin soup
potato bake


Ohh that would be even easier...What is it called?
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 8:16 pm

Great topic Steph, my FH is the same...although I must admit, he's improved a little over the last few years we've been living together :lol:

My 'must know' dishes...
Casserole
Steak & Veg ( sorry, had to add this one :lol: )
Any kind of Roast & Veg
Beef & Veg Pie

Hmm, I'm having a mind blank...but I'm sure there are a heap of others too that should be mentioned, along with what you have already mentioned yourself :D
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 8:40 pm

One of my brothers ex's got him a similar one when they moved out it had stuff like
scrambled eggs
rissoles
basic casserole
meat loaf

It was a woman's weekly one I just can't remember the name of it
I also have a cookbook which is called the beginners cookbook I got it from Angus and Robertson a while ago it is relaly handy, it outlines the different cuts of meats and what they are used for the best way to cook them ect ect
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 9:14 pm

I'm 2 months from turning 33 and I've never......cooked a roast!! :roll: :oops:
 
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Thu May 28, 2009 9:30 pm

There is a recipe book published by Family Circle called 'Commonsense Cooking' - you can pick it up from newsagents for around $15. Mum bought me one when I was a teenager and it is the best cook book - has all the basics and honestly, everything in there is virtually fool proof. Haven't had a single recipe from that cookbook turn out badly.
 
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Thu May 28, 2009 9:31 pm

I've done chicken but never beef or pork, but in saying that I still live at home :D
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 9:32 pm

Dandelion wrote:
There is a recipe book published by Family Circle called 'Commonsense Cooking' - you can pick it up from newsagents for around $15. Mum bought me one when I was a teenager and it is the best cook book - has all the basics and honestly, everything in there is virtually fool proof. Haven't had a single recipe from that cookbook turn out badly.

I'll keep an eye out for that one as well
 
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Thu May 28, 2009 9:37 pm

StephMT wrote:
Dandelion wrote:
There is a recipe book published by Family Circle called 'Commonsense Cooking' - you can pick it up from newsagents for around $15. Mum bought me one when I was a teenager and it is the best cook book - has all the basics and honestly, everything in there is virtually fool proof. Haven't had a single recipe from that cookbook turn out badly.

I'll keep an eye out for that one as well


Me too....! :oops: :roll:
 
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Thu May 28, 2009 9:45 pm

There's a 1964 edition on ebay lol
 
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Thu May 28, 2009 9:47 pm

Dandelion wrote:
There is a recipe book published by Family Circle called 'Commonsense Cooking' - you can pick it up from newsagents for around $15. Mum bought me one when I was a teenager and it is the best cook book - has all the basics and honestly, everything in there is virtually fool proof. Haven't had a single recipe from that cookbook turn out badly.


I'm going to second how good this cookbook is!
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Thu May 28, 2009 10:29 pm

D'sGirl wrote:
I'm 2 months from turning 33 and I've never......cooked a roast!! :roll: :oops:

Me too but I'm 30, let alone meatloaf??
 
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Fri May 29, 2009 12:00 am

I think it all comes down to what you have been brought up with when your parents cooked. I've never really had meatload let alone have ever cooked it. As I look slightly asian here is my list of "must know".

Rice (absorbtion method)
Spag bol
Soup (of any kind)
Risotto
Potato mash
Curry (of any kind)
Meat balls/rissoles
Casserole (of any kind)
Cake (of any kind)
2 minute noodles
Dressing (basic kinds)
Roast (of any kind)
Beef noodle soup
Basic japanese soup
Basic BBQ marinade
Pizza dough
Chinese dumplings
Seafood marinara
Vietnamese hot & sour soup (with fish)
Congee
Steamed fish
Rice paper rolls
Spring rolls
Meat pie
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Fri May 29, 2009 10:24 am

Autumn2010 wrote:
Dandelion wrote:
There is a recipe book published by Family Circle called 'Commonsense Cooking' - you can pick it up from newsagents for around $15. Mum bought me one when I was a teenager and it is the best cook book - has all the basics and honestly, everything in there is virtually fool proof. Haven't had a single recipe from that cookbook turn out badly.


I'm going to second how good this cookbook is!


We have book sellers that come in to work, and I swear nearly everyone must have ordered this book off him, even if theres none in the book boxes/order form to buy people will just jot it down on the sheet anyway with a 'please please??' attached. So I'm guessing its amazing!

(I haven't got it, my fave cookbooks are the Frankie Afternoon Tea cookbook, and AWW 1000 Best Ever Recipes)

I'll add to the list with must know:
basic cookie dough (so you can add whatever you like to it!)
sponge cake

And in my house:
curried sausages
curried chicken
salmon casserole
 
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Fri May 29, 2009 4:05 pm

The one I have is called Complete Perfect Recipes by David Herbert. I got it as a housewarming/engagement pressie and use it heaps, its great for those things that everyone should know how to make, but when you google recipes you get a million different versions!
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:10 am

The usual!
Spag bol
lasagne
fried rice
shepherd pie
fat free vege soup
stirfried hokkein noodles
roast (mmmmmm yummm and SO easy!)
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:45 am

Ok here a couple I'll add

Curried cabbage with mince (easy)
Pigs in Blankets (Sausages wrapped in puff pastry-not very healthy but very quick and yummy)
Quiche- no pastry case
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:52 am

spag bol is a def
tuna casserole
any meat and veg

My fav cookbook is a womans weekly I think its a big red book with COOK written on it has almost everything when we move in with FMIL she told me not to bring any of my kitchen things so this was the only book I brought :lol:
 
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Re: "Must know" dishes

Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:17 pm

mellyk83 wrote:
spag bol is a def
tuna casserole
any meat and veg

My fav cookbook is a womans weekly I think its a big red book with COOK written on it has almost everything when we move in with FMIL she told me not to bring any of my kitchen things so this was the only book I brought :lol:


That kind of sounds like the tupperware cookbook? Not that I have it but I may buy it tomorrow. :D
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