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    The Lazy Cook

    I like cooking but hate washing up and I want to save my husband's poor hands!.
    I would like to know if the loungers have any cooking shortcuts they would like to share. Keeping in mind that I do not have or want a microwave or a dishwasher

    My shortcut favourites:

    Sausages and roast potatoes: Cut large potatoes in half, put face down in roasting tin, place sausages on top, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Fat and juice from sausages roast the potatoes without adding any extra fat. (only 1 Pan required)

    Cook like flavoured/compatible vegetables in one pan such as put large pieces of carrots into a sauce pan, bring to boil, then add broccoli, bring back to boil and when broccoli is done, so are the carrots. (only 1 saucepan required)

    Tip - Never cook brussel sprouts with anything else,. In fact in my opinion, don't grow 'em, buy 'em, cook em' or eat 'em. To me they taste like sucking on a match.

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    Re: The Lazy Cook

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    <hr>To me they taste like sucking on a match<hr>
    </center>I never thought they tasted that good !!! <img src=/S/barf.gif border=0 alt=barf width=64 height=23>

    As for cooking tips to save cleanup time and prevent "dishpan hands", when roasting or broiling, line your pan with heavy duty aluminum (aluminium ????) foil or a double layer of regular foil. After the meal has been eaten, the pan has usually cooled enough to remove and discard the foil, often leaving the cooking vessel spotless.
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Why are boogers and brussels sprouts different?

    You cannot get kids to eat brussels sprouts.
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    That's <img src=/S/sick.gif border=0 alt=sick width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>And I really like Brussels sprouts too.............they are just like little cooked cabbages! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Yuk!! They may look like little cooked cabbages, but they certainly don't taste like them!!
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Steam them until tender, then lightly butter and season with just a bit of pepper! <img src=/S/munch.gif border=0 alt=munch width=19 height=17> <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I will even eat them raw right from the garden! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>


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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> , make sure they aren't cooked for to long , slightly al dente.

    After Crimbo/Easter turkey repast we always have left over veg and keep them to one side, reboil them a bit more and whizz them up in a blender and make a lovely soup. I'll drag out the recipe from Mrs J
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    You should be able to do a soup with leftover brussels sprouts REALLY well. You will probably have heaps of the little [expletive deleted] left over.
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Skitter!!! Honestly! I can just about eat my portion with the Christmas dinner and occasional sunday lunch, but *raw* from the garden?! Ewww!
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Honestly! They are yummy uncooked and since this thread is about easy ways to fix foods, I can't think of any way easier than slicing these delicious veggies in half, drizzle a little salad dressing on them and enjoy!

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> I eat a lot of veggies while I am wandering through the garden! It is when they are in top form! <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>


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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    > I eat a lot of veggies while I am wandering through the garden

    I eat a lot of vegans whilst wandering around the Magic Forest also...can't stand them always think they are healthier than us meat eaters <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Hmmmm.... Do you classify cows as vegan?

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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Cows aren't vegan by any stretch.

    The very young ones, at least, consume dairy products.

    But I'm semi vegetarian.

    I (generally) only eat the meat of vegetarian animals.
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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    A friend of mine who cooks for one, and has to eat "heart smart", often cooks things like whole fish or fillets together with vegetables, all in the one Al foil "parcel". He says the secret is to seal it well by tightly rolling up the ends up. It amuses me that he boasts that, with his method, the entire meal is all ready to be eaten straight off the foil, which can later be discarded and the plate popped straight back into the cupboard.

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    Re: The Lazy Cook

    Having just started cooking for one again, after cooking for a family of four for the past 20 years, I can understand where your friend is coming from. Having to make and cleanup from cooking a meal for one is almost as much trouble as doing it for four. And not nearly as enjoyable or rewarding. No one will know if it was exceptionally good except you. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>
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