Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday!

One thing about cooking that I learned from my husband is to slow down. I never noticed, but I always cooked "fast". The burner on the stove was always turned up high... I needed to get things going quick...!!!

Now I approach cooking in a much more relaxed manner. On Sunday mornings, early, I'll put on my vegetables from the freezer. I put them in the pot with a lid on a low/medium setting and let them gradually come to a boil, then reduce the heat even more. They cook gently while our Sunday morning routines are taking place.

I am even reluctant to turn the burner on high to bring water to a boil for pasta now! That is only reserved for those rush suppers when we have to be somewhere quick!!!

This also saves a lot of boil overs and stove top clean up! I can't tell you the mess a pot of boiled over chicken makes!!! I speak from experience, plenty of experience!

So my tip for this week's Kitchen Tip Tuesday is to slow down and enjoy the cooking process. If you have gotten into that rushed, gotta get it done right now, mode, step back and smell the bread!!!


Anonymous said...

I found myself telling my 3 1/2 year old to "stop wasting time" (which she was doing, but only as all children do) last night, so I need to heed this advice! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I should've signed my comment above! Sorry!

Amy @ http://hopeistheword.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/kitchen-tip-tuesday-little-helpers-in-the-kitchen/

Penny said...

I enjoy "slow cooking" too. Sometimes, when I am able to cook something really fast, I think "wow! How did I do that?" I have a chicken slowly cooking on the stove top now. I'm planning to make chicken and pastry tonight!

DeniseKG said...

I also like slow cooking.

You've been tagged!

Anonymous said...

Dear Debbie,
Thanks for the reminder. I tend to cook fast at times.

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