The Can’t Cook Book Trails Day Two.

Day number two of me trying this awesome cook book. When I was picking out something that I wanted to try cooking I couldn’t make up my mind. Some factors that came into play when I was picking were that I’m having chicken for dinner, I didn’t have some of the key ingredients and I didn’t really have enough time between lunch and dinner.

Today’s recipe from The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld was a choice between two different things. Oven Fries or Soft-Boiled Egg with Toast a.k.a The Granny Egg. Because my sister and I didn’t really eat anything all day long I decided to make something for both of rather then just one thing for me, I went with the Oven Fries. There are a couple different types of way you can make these fries, regular potato, parsnip fries, and carrot fries, I went with the regular fries because that was the easiest.

I started by washing the potatoes and talking on the phone with my boyfriend at the same time hoping to baby jesus (#rickbobby) that my phone wasn’t going to fall into the sink. Thankfully it didn’t, after now I was worried about not cutting off my finger cutting these potatoes while still talking on the phone, good thing is I’m a lifeguard and I know first aid if that’s what it came too. Now that I still have all 10 digits I was ready to start the actually skilled part. My boyfriend was now off the phone and I seasoned the potatoes, put the oil on the pan..oops, I wasn’t suppose to do that. I made the mistake of just going off what I thought was going to happen. I was suppose to put the fries on the pan first then drizzle the oil over them. Not to worry I used my brain for once and spread the oil all oven the pan with one fry, put the fries on and put some oil over them. Back to square one.

I put the fries into the my messed up oven and started to think! My boyfriend told me that he was coming over for dinner tonight, all that ran through my head was my sister and I worked out for almost two hours and I still was sweaty and smelly. I desperately needed a shower. I did something that I’ve always heard what you shouldn’t do while cooking, I went into the shower while the fries were cooking. Now it’s not like I left them in the oven and no one else was in the house, no, my sister was in the living room and if anything went wrong she was there to fix it. Thankfully, nothing went wrong. After a very long 30 min shower I was back down stairs and ready to do the watching of the fries.

Now my oven is messed up, the dial at the top will say that it’s at 425 but really it’s at 500. Cooking in my house is very hard and you always need to watch the food or else it will burn to shit. I thought I did a good job at watching them, as far as I could see none of the fries had black on them, they were all golden brown, but you can be the judge of that.

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My sister finished hers before mine because I’m took busy writing and looking at an accident outside of my window, needless to say not one fry was left on her plate. These fries may not be the best thing to eat after a long workout but they taste prettydamn good to me.

Let me know what you guys think. Remember I am new at this and some of these things are new to me.

Check out day number one in the previous blog of this one.

More recipes to come!

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The Can’t Cook Book Trials

If anyone knows me they know that I can’t cook, I’m actually so bad at it – well I think I am.

I have many of cook books at home that are for teens, easy instructions and with lots of pictures but I still cannot cook on my own. This is how bad I am at it, the couple of things I am good at cooking is grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, egg sandwich and a Nutella and strawberry grilled sandwich for a dessert.

For Christmas 2013 my mum got me a cook book that is called, “The Can‘t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld.” It’s a cookbook that you have to read in the beginning because it teaches you all the things you need to know. For example, it teaches you what a paring knife, Chef’s knife and a offset serrated knife is, the difference between all the pans you could buy in the world, and even how to cut garlic, an onion, an avocado and even how to get fresh herbs off the plant. I mean this is the cookbooks of all cookbooks.

For tonight my mum told me that it was a “fend for yourself night.” Meaning that the people who usually cook, which are my mum or my sister, are too lazy to cook and you need to make your own meal. Usually this night involves me going out with friends, microwaving something, or sticking something from a box into the oven. Tonight I decided that I would give cooking a try, plus it would cure my boredom.

I actually did two different recipes to make one meal. The first one was Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast and the second one was Smashed Red Potatoes with Chives. I know this probably sounds so simple to some of you but remember I suck and to be quite frankly I’m scared of cooking.

I started off with defrosting the chicken in the microwave since I didn’t plan this, which ruined the chicken because my microwave is so damn strong – it’s a good one. I left that there and started the potatoes since it would take the longest, it didn’t involve much work besides boiling them, smashing them with a plate to be flat then putting chives on them; the boiling is what makes it take so long. As they were boiling I started to season the chicken like the book told me and got the pan ready with the oil. Oil really? Great one to start with I know, nothing scares me more then cooking with oil. To my surprise it went well until the end when I over cooked the chicken. As I was over cooking the chicken I thought my potatoes were ready to be smashed so I drained the water and got a plate only to notice that the potatoes were still hard as a rock, I was in fact, premature like a little boy.

My mum at this point came downstairs to see how I was doing and she gave me a little advice of these century, put things in the microwave if you took them out too early. This in fact worked and I was ready to smash away, which was actually really fun. Cooking fun? Who would of knew. I plated my meal, took pictures, sent them to my boyfriend and being a 22 year old, put them on instagram. I then enjoyed my over cooked chicken and smashed potatoes.

I will try the chicken again, some parts actually tasted really well but I want the whole breast to taste good. The potatoes were excellent and I didn’t even put ketchup or butter on them like I normally would – this is a good sign. Image

My goal is to try every recipe in this cookbook and actually be able to cook by the end of the year.

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More recipes to come!

Canadian Eh?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s fucking cold in Canada! Literally the other day it was so nice out, just a light snow covering, the next day it was cold and windy that was about it, by night time it was a full on blizzard with -30 weather. My boyfriend had to drive me home last night in the middle of the storm because I had to work this morning! It took the car 30 mins to warm up and he was scrapping the car for 10-15 mins to try and get the ice off; which was not working. The roads are completely covered in snow still, it’s still -30, windy as hell, and everyone is experiencing ice quakes or frost quakes. 

For those of you who didn’t know what a ice/frost quake was (which is okay cause neither did I), they are when it is so cold that the water on the ground or anywhere really expands and makes a very loud boom. It honestly sounds like gun shots going off, that’s how loud it is, apparently they were going off all over the GTA and people could hear it from miles away. These happened last night but it sounded like it was coming from the roof of my apartment, which is possible since it’s flat and there could be water or ice up there. 

It was so cold outside that everyone was saying that you should stay in doors if you can and only go outside if you really need too. Cab companies were not working today, schools were cancelled and even a NHL hockey game was cancelled because of the weather. Also they were saying if you were outside with exposed skin you could get frostbite in 5 mins – this is why my boyfriend picked me up from work since it’s a 15 min walk home. Everyone in Canada should have ski/snowboarding goggles so they can cover their eyes and still see when it is this cold, we all may look like idiots but it would be worth the warmth. 

Everyone stay warm if you have this crazy weather where you are! 

Thanks for reading! 

New Theme

Yes if have come to read my page that means you have seen my new theme! I figured it was a new year so I needed something new a different, let me know if you like it!

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2014 List.

Hello EVERYONE!

So I know I haven’t really done anything with my Fall List lately and it’s a new year so I was thinking instead of doing it by the season I should just do it by the year. Is that a good idea? Lemme know but that’s probably what I’m going to do. The only problem with that is that I have to think of some a lot of things to do in a year! I have a couple things written down so I’ll just start with that but I will be adding more and I will be writing about them!

1. Get G1 renewed.
2. Get G2.
3. Get G (if possible.)
4. Actually recieve my high school diploma (graduate high school part. 2)
5. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
6. Tattoo.
7. Shooting Range.
8. Up close Jays Game.
9. Get a new full time job.
10. Understand football.
11. Learn to cook.
12. Go to a Toronto Maple Leafs game.
13. Camping.
14. Do something for my birthday.
15. Travel somewhere new.
16. SkyZone.
17. Toronto Raptors game.
18. Own my own car.
19. Finally get a visa.
20. Do a DietBet.
21. FanExpo
22. Toronto Christmas Market.
23. Nuit Blanche.
24. Picture with Santa in Christmas Sweaters.
25. Tree Top Trekking.
26. Go for a hike.
27. Go Karting.
28. Emerald Lake.
29. Rookwood.
30. Reptilia Reptile Zoo.
31. Axe Throwing.