Cooking Queries! - Cooking Skills Questionnaire

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I found this on Facebook about half an hour ago. I've included my answers. If you wish to play along, copy and put in your OWN answers as a response.


cooking skills questionnaire:
Have you ever-


1. Made biscuits from scratch? yes
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes. Love okra!
3.Made sourdough bread? no
4. Fried chicken? Yes, although I use Mom's recipe of "frying" breaded chicken by baking it in the oven. Since she always called that dinner "fried chicken" - it can count?
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? yes
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Yes
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes
8. Made icing from scratch? No. Dislike icing.
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes. Both vegetarian and carnivore.
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes. But I did my own thing....
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes, with additional things to make the dish taste GOOD. Since mac & cheese really needs veggies and/or meat in it.
14. Made a jello salad? Yes, probably with Mom.
15. Made peanut brittle? No. Don't like, won't eat, won't cook.
16. Made fudge? No.
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? Yes, Awesome.
20. Made cornbread from scratch? yes, about once.
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? No.
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes. And there is another in the freezer...
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Yes. Prefer doing snow peas, though.
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes. SO MUCH BETTER.
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole meal for? 15. I did this twice. Both times I had to account for different allergies and a couple vegetarians. I wanted them to have choices of complete meals, too. Once it was a Cinco de Mayo dinner - made a vegetarian chili and provided a build it yourself soft taco spread (choices of meats and veggie toppings), a salad with the nightshades on the side, and a flourless chocolate cake. I seriously LOVED the challenges!
26. Poached an egg? yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes!
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes
29. Made fresh pasta? No
30. Made croissants from scratch? No. Too much work even for me...
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes
33. Made baked beans? Only from a can.
34. Made ice cream from scratch? No
35. Made jam or jelly? No. EDIT: I don't really care for jams or jellies, by and large. BUT I do love to can: pickles, tomato sauce, apple sauce.)
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes
37. Made grits from scratch? ??? I will be doing this for the first time within a week.
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Yes (well, if you consider the dishwasher died and I didn't replace it for two years).
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? Yes, oatmeal, and Grape-Nuts.
 
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TastyReuben

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1. Made biscuits from scratch? Yes
2. Fried fresh okra? No
3.Made sourdough bread? No
4. Fried chicken? Yes
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? No
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Yes
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes
8. Made icing from scratch? Yes
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes
14. Made a jello salad? Yes
15. Made peanut brittle? Yes
16. Made fudge? Yes
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? No
20. Made cornbread from scratch? Yes
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? No
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Yes
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole mealfor? 6
26. Poached an egg? Yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes
29. Made fresh pasta? Yes
30. Made croissants from scratch? No
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes
33. Made baked beans? Yes
34. Made ice cream from scratch? No
35. Made jam or jelly? No
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes
37. Made grits from scratch? ??? Yes
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Yes
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? No
 

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1. Made biscuits from scratch? No
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes
3.Made sourdough bread? No
4. Fried chicken? Yes
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? Yes
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? No
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes
8. Made icing from scratch? Yes
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes
14. Made a jello salad? Yes
15. Made peanut brittle? Yes
16. Made fudge? Yes
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes and they were TERRIBLE
19. Cooked a pot of greens? Yes
20. Made cornbread from scratch? No
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? Yes
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Yes
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole mealfor? 30 - made chicken oscar with garlic pasta, salad, sticky buns and banana creme & coconut creme pies for dessert. It was my father’s retirement party and we did it at our house.
26. Poached an egg? Yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes
29. Made fresh pasta? Yes
30. Made croissants from scratch? No
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes
33. Made baked beans? Yes
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes
35. Made jam or jelly? Yes
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes
37. Made grits from scratch? ??? No
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Yes
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? Yes
 
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cooking skills questionnaire:
Have you ever-


1. Made biscuits from scratch? yes
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes.
3.Made sourdough bread? no - on my bucket list
4. Fried chicken? Yes
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? yes - always
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Yes
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes - will never use a box mix again
8. Made icing from scratch? yes - if cream cheese icing counts - butter cream is on my bucket list
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes - my family demands my "Drunk Pork Roast" for holiday gatherings
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes. G loves my mixed pepper venison chili
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes. Not ya Mama's meatloaf
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes, plain and over the top with veggies and meat.
14. Made a jello salad? No
15. Made peanut brittle? No - would try it
16. Made fudge? yes
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? Yes - frequently - DITTO on awesome
20. Made cornbread from scratch? yes
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? No
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes.
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Yes - green beans from the garden
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes. Mashed and smashed
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole meal? Middle Sister hosts Thanksgiving. Last year I did the bulk of the cooking. Drunk Pork Roast, Savory Sweet Potato Casserole, Garlic Cheese Grit Souffle, Green Bean and Roasted Corn Casserole and Gooyey Brownies. 25 people.
26. Poached an egg? yes - love poached eggs
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes!
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes
29. Made fresh pasta? No
30. Made croissants from scratch? No.
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes. G fishes. We have wonderful fresh fish to fry, bake, broil ...
33. Made baked beans? yes, not recently
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes
35. Made jam or jelly? Yes, Blackberry Jam and my favorite Fig Preserves
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes - frequently. Love my micro plane
37. Made grits from scratch? Yes, How else would yo make them?
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Yes Not a problem.
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? Yes Not recently but there was a time when I would have a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for dinner.
 

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1. Made biscuits from scratch? No
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes
3.Made sourdough bread? No
4. Fried chicken? Yes
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? Yes
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? No
7. Baked a cake from scratch? No
8. Made icing from scratch? Yes
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? No
14. Made a jello salad? Yes
15. Made peanut brittle? No
16. Made fudge? No
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? No
20. Made cornbread from scratch? Yes
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? No
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? No
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole mealfor? Around 20-25
26. Poached an egg? Yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes
29. Made fresh pasta? No
30. Made croissants from scratch? No
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes
33. Made baked beans? Yes
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes
35. Made jam or jelly? No
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes
37. Made grits from scratch? No
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? No
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? Yes
 

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This an American questionnaire so...

1. Made biscuits from scratch? Yes - biscuits are cookies in the UK but I've also made American biscuits
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes
3.Made sourdough bread? Yes
4. Fried chicken? Not sure what this means. Whole chicken?
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? Of course
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Yes
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes
8. Made icing from scratch? Yes - is there any other way?
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Pot roasted what?
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes
14. Made a jello salad? Not known in UK
15. Made peanut brittle? Yes
16. Made fudge? Yes
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? Don't know what this means. I've cooked lots of greens.
20. Made cornbread from scratch? Yes though its not really a UK thing
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? We don't call it pie dough. Yes.
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? I've no idea what 'snapped' means. I've cooked green beans hungreds of time.
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Of course
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole meal for? Can't remember - about 6?
26. Poached an egg? Yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes - UK pancakes. Once - US pancakes
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Odd question! Of course.
29. Made fresh pasta? Yes
30. Made croissants from scratch? Yes - many times
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? Of course
33. Made baked beans? Yes
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes
35. Made jam or jelly? Yes
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Of course
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Only as a kid.
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? Yes
 

TastyReuben

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4. Fried chicken? Not sure what this means. Whole chicken?
Cut up a whole chicken, coat it in something, and either deep-fry or pan-fry. I suppose air-frying would count. Think KFC, I know you have those there.

8. Made icing from scratch? Yes - is there any other way?
We can get frosting pre-made in a tub at the supermarket.

9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Pot roasted what?
"Pot roast" usually means a beef roast, slow-roasted in the oven or a slow cooker, usually with carrots and potatoes. I'm making one this week sometime.

14. Made a jello salad? Not known in UK
Be happy for that!

19. Cooked a pot of greens? Don't know what this means. I've cooked lots of greens.
Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, those kinds of greens, cooked in a pot with a ham hock and some other flavorings, usually.

23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? I've no idea what 'snapped' means. I've cooked green beans hungreds of time.
"Snapped" means broken. Seems the trend for the last couple of decades is to serve beans (and a lot of other vegetables) whole and in their natural state, but growing up, beans were always stringed, then broken (or snapped) into roughly inch-long pieces before cooking. It was always my job to snap the beans for Mom when she was making them for supper or canning them. In the supermarket nowadays, those are referred to as cut green beans in the frozen food section.
 

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1. Made biscuits from scratch?
2. Fried fresh okra? Yes
3.Made sourdough bread? Yes
4. Fried chicken? both in breadcrumbs and soaked in buttermilk, dredged and fried in a skillet.
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? yes
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Yes
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes
8. Made icing from scratch? yes
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? yes both indoors and outdoors in hanging dutch oven.
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes
14. Made a jello salad? a jelly fruit salad and vegetables in aspic
15. Made peanut brittle? Yes
16. Made fudge? Yes
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? collard greens with smoked ham hocks, yes
20. Made cornbread from scratch? Yes
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? We don't call it pie dough. Yes.
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Podded yes
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? yes
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole meal for? 2 family funerals for fifty, hot set menu. Hot and cold wedding buffets for 60/80 people.
26. Poached an egg? Yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? Yes crepes.
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? yes.
29. Made fresh pasta? Yes
30. Made croissants from scratch? Yes
31. Made tuna salad? Yes tinned and cooked fresh tuna
32. Fried fish? Is the pope a catholic
33. Made baked beans? Yes
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes
35. Made jam or jelly? Yes
36. Zested an orange or lemon? yes
38. Made an omelet? Yes
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? not since the 70s
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? What time do you have supper and what do you mean by supper ?
 

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I have to make baked beans as I have never seen them here. I make them in a slow cooker
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TastyReuben

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Question - for the spaghetti sauce "from scratch," I'm interpreting that as using fresh whole tomatoes, not canned.

How's everyone else reading that? If made from fresh tomatoes, my answer is no. If canned tomatoes are allowed, my answer would be yes.
 

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ooking skills questionnaire:
Have you ever-


1. Made biscuits from scratch? Yup. Do that at least once a month.
2. Fried fresh okra? The only vegetable I don't like, so no
3.Made sourdough bread? Not yet
4. Fried chicken? Yes and it's a favorite here
5. Made spaghetti sauce from scratch? At least once a week
6. Made any kind of yeast bread? Not yet
7. Baked a cake from scratch? Yes, at least once a month
8. Made icing from scratch? Yes, royal icing
9. Cooked a pot roast with all the veggies? Yes, pretty often
10. Made chili from scratch? Yes. All kinds
11. Made a meatloaf? Yes, with my mom's recipe
12. Made scalloped potatoes? Yes, I prefer gratin dauphinoise though
13. Made mac/cheese from scratch? Yes, with Anthony Bourdain's recipe
14. Made a jello salad? NO, and ew? wtf
15. Made peanut brittle? No. Don't like, won't eat, won't cook.
16. Made fudge? Frequently, at least once every two months. I made lemon meringue fudge last
17. Made cookies from scratch? Yes, at least once a month
18. Cooked a pot of beans from dried beans? Yes
19. Cooked a pot of greens? Yes
20. Made cornbread from scratch? No, not a very common thing here
21. Make a pie dough from scratch? yes, for Cornish pasties
22. Cooked a whole turkey? Yes. And whole chickens too
23. Snapped green beans and cooked them? Yes, on a weekly basis
24. Made mashed potatoes from scratch? Yes. at all times!
25. What’s the most people you have (alone main dishes) prepared a whole meal for? 80, serving dinner at a vegan goodwill. It was chilli with rice and guacamole. I did this monthly for years, but the amount of guests was unpredictable
26. Poached an egg? yes
27. Made pancakes from scratch? frequently, mainly crepes
28. Roasted vegetables in the oven instead of boiling them? Yes, thats my usual method
29. Made fresh pasta? No
30. Made croissants from scratch? No. Not experienced in pastry yet
31. Made tuna salad? Yes
32. Fried fish? yes, and baked it too
33. Made baked beans? Don't like them
34. Made ice cream from scratch? Yes, the easy Nigella Lawson way
35. Made jam or jelly? Yes, and lemon curd. Made some nectarine jam today.
36. Zested an orange or lemon? Yes, frequentlu
37. Made grits from scratch? ??? grits don't exist here
38. Made an omelet? Yes, and preferably a Spanish one
39. Lived in a house without a dishwasher? Yes, most of my life.
40. Eaten a bowl of cereal for supper? No. A cheese sandwich though.
 
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