Male nurses who cook - page 4

I suppose you're wondering why I've asked you all here. Table saws, scratching, sports all aside, I am wondering if there is any interest in the fine culinary arts. Particularly those peculiar to the... Read More

  1. by   Crumbwannabe
    'Deviled' ham (devil if I know why they call it that). The aroma of a deviled ham belch....
  2. by   Spearfisher
    When I was single I had a trademark dish to fix. It was simple yet always impressed. A quality ribeye steak (has to be ribeye or if you can afford filet; if you don't know the difference go with ribeye). A can of artichoke hearts which goes better with steak than anything else. Sidebar: Neighbor locked herself and daughter out of their apartment. They came over to call her husband to come and let them in. I offered them some. The daughter thanked me, but then said "I don't want to eat the heart of anything!" I had to explain it was a vegatable and not an animal. Include a nice red wine ($10 taste the same as $50 if you don't drink wine everyday.) Include a soft roll of some sort with a garlic or herb spread.
  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from nursemike?
    Well, you would think nurses, of all people, would be conscientious about maintaining their health, and a diet of McCrap is certainly not consistent with life. I'm 48, and blithely racing toward a gastric and/or coronary bypass, but I do try to make real food as often as I can, and I fully intend to do better, as soon as I graduate. Of course, it's all too easy to fall into eating garbage at work, too, but I think I can reasonably lose 50 pounds by the time I'm 50. I'll have a lot more time to bike and hike, and more money for fresh fruits and veggies.
    Meanwhile, I'm living like a college kid (except for the fun) and hoping I can hold it together a little longer.
    Took the words outta my mouth. Ditto here except for the age bit - I'm just 21

    The trouble now ofcourse, is that I don't have enough money to even cover junk food anymore :stone
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    Oh and I don't understand how you Americans have coffee or TEA without milk!

    Sacrilegious I say!
  5. by   nursemike
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Oh and I don't understand how you Americans have coffee or TEA without milk!

    Sacrilegious I say!
    I like my coffee like my women: old, cold, and bitter.
  6. by   MaleRN2B
    Quote from nursemike?
    I like my coffee like my women: old, cold, and bitter.
    I'd rather have a thrombose vein.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from nursemike?
    I like my coffee like my women: old, cold, and bitter.
    my crystal ball sees that you're single.
  8. by   nursemike
    Quote from earle58
    my crystal ball sees that you're single.
    I like my coffee like my women: about a quarter full of Irish whisky, with whipped cream on top.

    Yes, but ever the optimist.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from nursemike?
    I like my coffee like my women: about a quarter full of Irish whisky, with whipped cream on top.

    Yes, but ever the optimist.
    my crystal ball sees an iota of hope; from cold, old and bitter to whiskey (which warms you inside) and fluffy, pure whipped cream (sweet and smooth)sounds a tad more enticing. congratulations mike. you just took one step forward.
  10. by   jasonglh
    I don't cook I grill. I have a Holland grill and you can cook anything on that. I like my smoker also but thats just for special occasions.

    When I was 18 I moved into my grandparents cabin by the lake on their farm. Most of my money was spent on gas and beer. When I got home from work I would stop at the lake and toss out a milk jug. It had a short length of twine and a big hook with a minnow attached. In the morning when I got up there would usually be nice catfish attached. For other meat I had a freezer full of deer and many flavors of hamburger helper. For filler I had a small garden with corn, okra, lettuce, tomatos, and melons.
  11. by   teeituptom
    I always loved to cook and learned to cook welll when I was young. I learned that women liked a good quality home cooked meal, along with all the nice attention that goes along with serving.

    Also it was a lot cheaper on the wallet

    Also its a lot closer trip from the dining room table to either the sofa or the bedroom :hatparty:
  12. by   Crumbwannabe
    Quote from jasonglh
    in the morning when i got up there would usually be nice catfish attached. for other meat i had a freezer full of deer and many flavors of hamburger helper. for filler i had a small garden with corn, okra, lettuce, tomatos, and melons.
    way back when, my dad was alive and he was my hunting partner. after he died, i hung up the gun, and never hunted again. eventually developed a taoist attitude toward taking life, although i'm not a vegan or anything. but i'll never forget what a great game cook my mom was. she cooked quail for breakfast on weekends. i remember coming down the steps in pajamas to the smell.

    occasionally she made a feast for friends with duck, quail, pheasant,dressing, the whole shot. worked herself silly doing it, but it was always perfect. i do miss the river fish and the taste of wild game. but i have a feeling it just wouldn't taste the same if she wasn't doing the cooking....and as with all good cooks, she couldn't tell you how, it was just in her head, never to be written down.
  13. by   MaleRN2B
    Thanks for sharing. I'm currently an administrator with my state's fish and wildlife agency and we're looking at all the reasons people are giving up hunting and fishing. We have almost allowed a whole generation or two to become completely disconnected from farms and food. I respect and appreciate your post.

    MJ

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