Take that Mum!

Haha! today for the first time, i'm making soup. From scratch. And my mother told me i never could, or would (maybe thats why i'm so damn domestic?? mothers fault!)

So I'm making a veggie stock first, though after i make the stock, im a little lost at what to put in it. But i will prevail.

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31 replies since 20th March 2008 • Last reply 20th March 2008

Soup's easy! What does your mum do that makes it so difficult?
I made some soup yesterday from my leftover tomato pasta. It was yum!

Good luck Jasmin, when you've made it today you'll be all like "i am the soup master!"

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its not that, she's just convince that most people in the modern era will forget about things, like making soup. I enjoy cooking.

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I don't make soup that often, but I really want to make more.. I'm putting it on my to-do list for next week.

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Good for you Jasmin, I always want to make soup, but have never done it yet. I have made a kind of half vegetable stew/soup thing, so I am half way there Happy

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i love cooking, and the house smells amazing!!

I decided i was going to make soup today because yesterday my boyfriend bought me a $200 pot set (I LOVE IT!!) with a really nice soup pot in it. So i decided today i would put it to good use and experiment with it. Along with a few new kitchen tibits he bought me so i can have fun cooking (a beautiful pestle set of black marble, new cooking knives) Im having fun. Mmm i love cooking!

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I don't like soup that much, it's like once the bread has gone, that's it, it doesn't seem filling and I never feel like it but it was probably very nice lol

Me and my mum started to cook things together because I need to learn and do really like cooking and creating something useful but I'm terrible. I actually forget stuff is cooking. I should be arrested for torturing toast!

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the poor toast!
lol, i've had a knack for it since i was young. I loved my easy bake cooking supplies and use to have a blast with my mother in the kitchen when she cooked certain things (ones with simple instructions, and where I wouldn't be near the hot stove) and since than i just keep cooking more and more. I hope i don't have children with picky taste buds, it ruin my fun.

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oh god mine will with me as a mother and my boyfriend as a father! I've got less fussy as I've got older. I love making cakes and biscuits Happy I used to have one of those chocolate factory things.

MISO MISO cruton friends in a liquid broth! (see Mighty Boosh)

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Best boyfriend ever.
Why doesn't mine buy me cook ware?
Hey Tom, if you're reading this I want a cakestand. A nice one. More than one tier is always good but I don't mind so long as it's pretty.

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I know how you feel Roma. Hey other Tom, I want a nice soup / pasta pot please!

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Lol, ya, its awesome, every paycheck this past while i get new kitchen wear, or lots spent on crafting supplies. I love it^^ and all i have to do in return is make sure that he eats. Which is easy as i love cooking to the extreme!

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25+ years of cooking, you honestly only need a few pans and I've cooked for 25 people for my birthday party using only a few of these what I call essential cookware for the stove top:
1 small skillet, 1 large skillet, 1 omelette pan
1 small, 1 medium, 1 large saucepans
1 dutch oven pan (I use this pan the most)
1 wok
1 cast iron skillet, 1 cast iron yorkshire pudding pan (cast iron muffin pan)
1 pasta pan with removable inner strainer

I have seen wedding registry lists that include more pans than an army can use. I started with 3 pans and bought 1 pan a year after and added to it. It keeps the budget in check and gave me time to discover all the ways to use the sizes and pans for each type of meal I choose to cook. It allows a range of types, breakfast to dinner parties. All types of ethnic cooking but I don't deep fat fry/cook. It may be yummy, but it will go straight as fat to your butt/thighs/stomach and contributes to unhealthy eating styles, so I don't eat anything fried anymore but bake it now, even french fries and fish 'n chips. However, if you get addicted like I did, you find yourself cooking something different so much that you swear you haven't cooked the same meal in 30 days! My mother never allowed me to cook or bake. It drove me nuts, and it drove me to experiment when I moved out at 17.

Don's Long Day Onion Soup - a friend of Billy's grows onions and gave us a bag. So in honor of him I will give you Billy's favorite soup made of his friends field sweet onions.

4 large sweet onions, peeled, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
5 Tbsp virgin olive oil, heat on medium. Brown onions till very tender, translucent
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp raw sugar, stir into onions very well
32 ounces veggie stock
Stir well, simmer 30 minutes (Time enough to make tapioca pudding for dessert while soup simmers on the stove!)

Ladle into bowls onions first. Add enough liquid but don't drown onions in the bowl. Toast bread with Gouda Kaas on top. Float on soup, sprinkle with Romano cheese. Enjoy!

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my mum is a cook and has had the same pans for years but finally got some new nice ones recently Happy I only have fried stuff if a chippy or resturant fries it but my mums always oven cooked or used vegetable or olive oil, i think it tastes better like her omlettes are always really light and fluffy.

We're going to make caramel baskets (caramel onto a ladle then pulled off) with fruit and cream or ice cream in them Happy

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ohhh thanks for the soup recipe Lipthink!

And it's only recently (past two months) that he has been doing this. And, he bought me a bunch of sexy non-stick pans.. his stepbrother took a fork to them ARG! I HATE HIS STEPBROTHER WITH A PASSION!

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