Beginner Cooking Class!

Here is where we will have our “class”. For now, I’m going to post essential tools for basic cooking as requested. We can get into more tools, later, the list now will be the very basics to get by.

I will also post a list of items needed for the first recipe, Pancakes and sausage. I’m not posting the recipe and directions yet to give everyone time to gather what they need. This will be conducted like a real class you’re going to!

I hope you enjoy and learn something new!

Please do not post recipes or random tips as this will be run like a class.

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Here’s a list of BASIC tools you’ll need in a kitchen to cook basic meals. If you already have these, great! If not, you can fond low cost equipment at Walmart and Dollar Tree. I like Dollar Tree for all the utensils as they usually have Betty Crocker brand. Walmart is better for pots and pans.

For pots and pans, I like T-fal. It’s cost effective and durable. It also comes in boxed sets that are often referred to as a kitchen in a box. As you progress, you can later but better pots and pans, but T-fal is a great start and works for almost any home cook level of experience.

Here’s my list of the very basics:

NONSTICK 10-INCH PAN

STOCK/SOUP POT (I prefer having 2)

SAUCEPANS (usually sold in a set of 2 or 3)

SHEET PAN(S)

METAL CAKE PAN, 13 X 9 INCHES

MIXING BOWLS

CHEF’S KNIFE

BREAD KNIFE

CUTTING BOARD

TONGS

SCISSORS

COLANDER

WHISK

LADLE

CAN OPENER

PEELER

SILICONE SPATULA

ACRYLIC SPATULA/TURNER

WOODEN SPOON SET

MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS

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You don’t have to have these things to read and ask questions, only when you want to cook. Thos is for the Pancakes and Sausages.

Shopping list:

All purpose flour
Baking POWDER (not baking soda)
Salt
White sugar
Milk
Eggs
Butter-( real butter, please, unless you have a dietary restriction)
Fresh or frozen sausage links
Non-stick spray for best results
Vanilla- imitation is fine

OPTIONAL:
Small carton heavy whipping cream
Powdered sugar

You will also need:
10 inch frying pan/skillet
OR use a griddle if you have one
Measuring cups, dry type and liquid type.( Dry type comes as a nesting set, liquid type is usually clear with a spout and measurements on the outside)
Measuring spoons
Whisk (if making whipped cream)
Fork
Spatula/turner

This is not about pancakes and sausages,

BUT,

Something that I wish I had learned much earlier in my cooking journey.

Keep your knives sharp!

Makes a world of difference.

And take a knife skills class.

Learning how to not chop your fingers off is essential.

There are plenty of videos on youtube on knife skills.

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Is this a shopping list…or codes for launching a nuclear weapon.

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Looks like I have just about everything needed. I want to get better at making pancakes one of the foods I have trouble making (I tend to burn them).

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Practice makes perfect. You’ll get there. @ZombieMombie I love you for this thread. I loooove you!

Paging @Schwann Where are you girl?

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Yes very interesting and creative thread @ZombieMombie

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Sweet thread OP. I will look forward to reading it as time goes by.

:smiley:

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Guys, please don’t derail this. I have a specific plan in mind, this isnt for random tips and recipes. I’m actually going to be running a class like the oneswe are doing at my job.

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My bad for that I apologize. I am looking forward to learning new things.

Oh. Ok. So sorry. I misunderstood. No more. I can start a cooking tips thread.

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