Day: September 26, 2012

1950s housewife

Confessions of the Culinary-Challenged

I’m good at a lot of things but cooking is not one of them.  I love to bake: pies, cheesecakes, cookies, biscotti—you name it, I’ll bake it—but cooking is a different story. At 27, the sum total of my culinary expertise includes: Pasta  (three varieties: meat sauce, clam sauce and pancetta-and-leeks sauce) Thai peanut satay chicken Chili (which I’ve made twice now for TWD and his kids because they love it so much) Chicken pot pie (but only by using a can of condensed chicken soup to hold the insides together) I also made a meatloaf once but it was seven years ago and I’ve long since forgotten the recipe.  Ditto turkey.  My flat mates and I managed to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving dinner when I was living in Oxford but that was a long time ago.  I’m still not quite sure how we did it. My mom has tried to teach me how to cook on numerous occasions but I’m convinced that this sort of thing skips a generation (i.e. my mom …