I used to live with Europeans; aka I can cook!





My time studying abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland living at the "international flat" with 5 flatmates from various European countries taught me how to cook. Now, I am not claiming to be able cook as well as some of my former flatmates, but I learned how to make some things that most Americans do not know how to do for example I can make pasta with white sauce from scratch. Yes, that is right ladies and gentlemen, without a jar of pre-made sauce! I took some pictures for your enjoyment of my cooking adventures.

Above is a picture of all the ingredients I used. Chicken, oinion, baby eggplant, leek, garlic, mushrooms, heavy whipping cream, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper, parmesan, and whole grain spaghetti noodles.

Well folks to tell you the truth, I had a whole series of pictures to show you... but blogger hates me... so I am just going to go ahead and post just a few out of order, because let's face it that is the only way blogger will allow me too.

Oh well you can't win 'em all.

If you want to make a white pasta sauce yourself here is what you do.

1) Always start by sauteing the onions.
2) Add other vegetables.
3) Add chicken & spices.
4) Add heavy whipping cream.
5) The cream will start to thicken after it has been cooking a while. Feel free to add cheese to the sauce.
6) Add to noodles which you should have started to cook about the time you added the cream to the sauce.

Okay, I realize I didn't give the best directions, but honestly if anyone is really interested if you ask questions I will answer. For the most part I am very relaxed in the way I cook. I don't use exact amounts and count down the minutes. I change the recipe all the time and don't feel bad about it. Use any veggies you like, use the cheese you like, etc. etc.
Sydney Smiles: I used to live with Europeans; aka I can cook!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I used to live with Europeans; aka I can cook!





My time studying abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland living at the "international flat" with 5 flatmates from various European countries taught me how to cook. Now, I am not claiming to be able cook as well as some of my former flatmates, but I learned how to make some things that most Americans do not know how to do for example I can make pasta with white sauce from scratch. Yes, that is right ladies and gentlemen, without a jar of pre-made sauce! I took some pictures for your enjoyment of my cooking adventures.

Above is a picture of all the ingredients I used. Chicken, oinion, baby eggplant, leek, garlic, mushrooms, heavy whipping cream, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper, parmesan, and whole grain spaghetti noodles.

Well folks to tell you the truth, I had a whole series of pictures to show you... but blogger hates me... so I am just going to go ahead and post just a few out of order, because let's face it that is the only way blogger will allow me too.

Oh well you can't win 'em all.

If you want to make a white pasta sauce yourself here is what you do.

1) Always start by sauteing the onions.
2) Add other vegetables.
3) Add chicken & spices.
4) Add heavy whipping cream.
5) The cream will start to thicken after it has been cooking a while. Feel free to add cheese to the sauce.
6) Add to noodles which you should have started to cook about the time you added the cream to the sauce.

Okay, I realize I didn't give the best directions, but honestly if anyone is really interested if you ask questions I will answer. For the most part I am very relaxed in the way I cook. I don't use exact amounts and count down the minutes. I change the recipe all the time and don't feel bad about it. Use any veggies you like, use the cheese you like, etc. etc.

2 Comments:

At February 24, 2010 at 12:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT....OH HEC NO!!!this isn't gonna work for me!!You will make this from scratch FOR ME!!!LOL I couldn't believe that this page covers everything...I will never ride the scary train but it is good to know that it is next to a Dunkin Doughnuts!!!Keep up the good work in your spare time...It could make you famous some day...most likely NOT but you do have a degree to fall back on!!!

 
At February 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Sami said...

Debbie, is that you? It sure sounds like you... lol... and I know how much you want me to make this pasta for you! Hey, you know what - you might even like the train! Have you ever ridden one before? It's pretty cool! Lol.

 

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