To some people, kitchen skills come naturally. For others, they never come at all! Maybe you are one of those who struggles in the kitchen. If so, you will want to check back for my series on Surviving in the Kitchen. I will be posting tips and tricks and basic skills for kitchen survival.
For 5 years I was a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (that used to be called Home Ec) and during that time I saw all kinds of kitchen mistakes and disasters. Sometimes it was things that were common knowledge to me, but to someone who did not learn to cook at an early age and maybe didn’t see their parents cook, these skills weren’t exactly “common sense”. Like making an omelet with a fork, rather than a spatula. I had one group of students whose omelets looked like scrambled eggs rather than pretty little omelets. I finally realized that they were trying to turn their omelets with a fork! Or the student who used confectioner’s sugar rather than granulated sugar to make a pitcher of sweet tea!
Maybe those stories sounds like something you have done in the kitchen! If so, be sure to check back on Monday for the beginning of our Surviving in the Kitchen Series.