Learning to cook, ready for next step
November 12, 2011 3:00 PM Subscribe
Cooking upgrade: lvl 1 -> lvl 2
posted by shino-boy to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I find myself on an out-of-state temporary work assignment, and out of necessity I'm learning how to cook. I didn't do much cooking before, except for frequent barbecuing (which I sadly cannot do in this temp situation).
I've made some basic dishes so far (pot roast, blackened pork chops, roasted chicken) and now I'm wondering - what dishes can I make that are a little more complicated, and yummy to boot?
To be more specific, I'm trying to find recipes that are more interesting to cook than one-pot meals but don't require a chef's level of skill to complete.
What I have: Lots of time on the weekends to cook new dishes.
What I don't have: A well-stocked kitchen. I have only the basic utensils, and I don't want to buy new fancy gadgets because I'll just have to pay to ship them back home when my gig is finished.
Also - I don't eat any kind of fish, seafood or mushrooms. (I know, I know)
Eastern USA if the location matters.