Male nurses who cook - page 5

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
    Quote from 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
    I've been told the argument about surplus population and such, and while I don't argue that a person should not kill animals, It's just not for me. What infuriates me is people who simply go out for the kill, rather than for the comradere or sportsmanship. I've let people take phesants that I've obviously knocked down rather than argue the point with a loonie. There are also those who kill just to kill, and let the game lie behind to be eaten by predators so that they can kill again. If you kill, you eat what you kill.

    I've enjoyed watching the dogs work and the closeness of my dad, and really didn't care if I made a limit or even found a bird. Too many people miss out on these important things that can never be re-lived, and then call themselves 'hunters'. Try standing out on a preserve of geese where they know you can't hurt them and feel all that life around you, then you will feel the spirit of GOD among His creatures.

    Occasionally I will fish but do it catch and release. Unless it's crappie...just can't resist a meal of fresh crappie. So I guess I'm not a complete Taoist in the sense of the word that eschews the taking of life.
  2. by   utterlyconfused
    [QUOTE=Crumbwannabe]
    Quote from huckfinn
    Yes. Doing the show with Rachael Ray would be way too much fun. Cooking up a wonder to rival Bobby flay would be supreme. /QUOTE]

    I just read that Rachael is ENGAGED.....To some alternative music band guy. What a waste. If you look her up, I was suprised how "salty" she can be in an interview. Likes her liquor apparently, too. I've dated a hypomanic before, and they can make great company in every sense of the word.

    Well, at least it dispells the rumor that she is...how do I say this?...a woman's woman? I never believed it anyhow....

    :stone If you really want to pursue the idea of maybe being on the cooking show w/Rachel and a Male nurses who can cook theme....why not contact them and toss them the idea. Who knows... you might get lucky. For your info.... contactus@foodnetworkondemand.com.
  3. by   Calfax
    Oh....the food channel. Yeah, she's a babe.

    Nursing has ruined me for food.....having eaten most working meals standing up, with a tongue depressor and warm diet coke. So here's my contribution to the single man's culinary arts.

    Breakfast: Poptarts: prep time 0 minutes. Sleep is precious.

    Lunch: Supermarket sushi: prep time 5 minutes in check-out line. Raw fish is healthy for you. And it's always fresh.....and if it isn't, well you do work at a hospital.

    Dinner: Cajun clam chowder: prep time 5 minutes.
    microwave 1 can of clam chowder.
    Throw a handful of cheezits in it.
    Add Tobasco to taste.

    Desert: Cereal-killer ice-cream.
    How-ever much ice-cream you want.
    Count Chocula, Cocoa Puffs or Cookie Crisp are best but whatever stale cereal is lurking in the cupboard will work just fine. If you're on a diet you can substitute frozen yogart and Craisins.

    Pot-luck dinners: I got yelled at because I brought a box of Ding-dongs to the ER Christmas dinner. So I learned this recipe from a guy named Dave. You need a crock pot, tho: prep time 5 to 8 hours.
    2 Packs of Smokie Weenies.
    2 bottles of barbeque sauce or 20 McDonalds packs.
    Throw in crock pot and cook. If you bring them in to work at 7, they'll be ready about midnight. Make sure you set the crock pot on low (important).
    If you forget toothpicks or and forks.....break some CTA's in half.
  4. by   MaleRN2B
    Quote from Crumbwannabe
    I've been told the argument about surplus population and such, and while I don't argue that a person should not kill animals, It's just not for me. What infuriates me is people who simply go out for the kill, rather than for the comradere or sportsmanship. I've let people take phesants that I've obviously knocked down rather than argue the point with a loonie. There are also those who kill just to kill, and let the game lie behind to be eaten by predators so that they can kill again. If you kill, you eat what you kill.

    I've enjoyed watching the dogs work and the closeness of my dad, and really didn't care if I made a limit or even found a bird. Too many people miss out on these important things that can never be re-lived, and then call themselves 'hunters'. Try standing out on a preserve of geese where they know you can't hurt them and feel all that life around you, then you will feel the spirit of GOD among His creatures.

    Occasionally I will fish but do it catch and release. Unless it's crappie...just can't resist a meal of fresh crappie. So I guess I'm not a complete Taoist in the sense of the word that eschews the taking of life.
    There really is a surplus of some animals because we have historically eliminated predators and upset the balance of things. We don't like coyotes, or wolves, or snakes or sharks and the list goes on. At one time farmers killed hawks, owls, and eagles on sight. All over the world, there is folklore about these evil children-grabbing, kitten-killing beasts. I hit a deer on the expressway a few years ago at 70 miles an hour and these collisions are becoming more common. Hunting them for food is far more humane than the inevitable disease and starvation that God designed to control overpopulation, but I don't want to get into a debate about the wrongness of hunting. I'm very fortunate not to have been exposed to too many of the kind of people you describe. People that aren't doing the right thing tend to stay away from us that work for fish and wildlife agencies for obvious reasons. They are truly in the minority. I have also worked as a naturalist for many years and stood among hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl and marveled at this and the many other wonders of nature. I just like to eat them too.

    Peace. MJ
  5. by   nursemike
    Quote from MaleRN2B
    There really is a surplus of some animals because we have historically eliminated predators and upset the balance of things. We don't like coyotes, or wolves, or snakes or sharks and the list goes on. At one time farmers killed hawks, owls, and eagles on sight. All over the world, there is folklore about these evil children-grabbing, kitten-killing beasts. I hit a deer on the expressway a few years ago at 70 miles an hour and these collisions are becoming more common. Hunting them for food is far more humane than the inevitable disease and starvation that God designed to control overpopulation, but I don't want to get into a debate about the wrongness of hunting. I'm very fortunate not to have been exposed to too many of the kind of people you describe. People that aren't doing the right thing tend to stay away from us that work for fish and wildlife agencies for obvious reasons. They are truly in the minority. I have also worked as a naturalist for many years and stood among hundreds of thousands of migrating waterfowl and marveled at this and the many other wonders of nature. I just like to eat them too.

    Peace. MJ
    We're not vegans, or even close, but my Dad won't let me order duck in a Chinese restaurant. Says it's cannibalism. We are both avid birders, and once I'm not broke, again, I'll buy a duck stamp every year.
    I don't hunt. Never really enjoyed it much. Not enough patience to fish. A lot of people in my neck of the woods do hunt. For some, it's a mystical experience, for others, it's just fun. There are plenty of jerks around, too, but I don't think I know any. I don't object to hunting, and the license fees and hunters' organizations fund a lot of wild-life and habitat preservation. I just prefer to bag my game with a camera.
    This thread is becoming delightfully eclectic.
  6. by   teeituptom
    I love to hunt

    I love to eat what I shoot

    beware
  7. by   MaleRN2B
    Quote from nursemike?
    We're not vegans, or even close, but my Dad won't let me order duck in a Chinese restaurant. Says it's cannibalism. We are both avid birders, and once I'm not broke, again, I'll buy a duck stamp every year.
    I don't hunt. Never really enjoyed it much. Not enough patience to fish. A lot of people in my neck of the woods do hunt. For some, it's a mystical experience, for others, it's just fun. There are plenty of jerks around, too, but I don't think I know any. I don't object to hunting, and the license fees and hunters' organizations fund a lot of wild-life and habitat preservation. I just prefer to bag my game with a camera.
    This thread is becoming delightfully eclectic.
    I got to do a happy dance and tell some of my co-workers "I told ya so" this morning when it was announced that the ivory-billed woodpecker is not extinct and was confirmed to be living in Arkansas along the White River. My only error was that I said it would be discovered in Cuba but it's discovery in Arkansas means it's not out of the question that it's living there as well. Oh, happy day!
  8. by   nursemike
    Quote from MaleRN2B
    I got to do a happy dance and tell some of my co-workers "I told ya so" this morning when it was announced that the ivory-billed woodpecker is not extinct and was confirmed to be living in Arkansas along the White River. My only error was that I said it would be discovered in Cuba but it's discovery in Arkansas means it's not out of the question that it's living there as well. Oh, happy day!
    Awesome! And thanks for the news. All I've been reading, lately, are nursing textbooks, and they didn't mention it.

    I wonder whether that means the Cuban population is expanding. I can imagine parts of Arkansas might be remote enough that they've been there, all along, but unobserved. I would also suppose Cuba is a hot spot for non-U.S. birders, so they would probably have been seen if they were in any signicant numbers, there.
  9. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from rogramjet
    If you can hook me up to do a cooking show with Rachael Ray, I'm in!

    I love to cook. My mom raised very independent boys. I make a mean homemade spaghetti meat sauce. I just need to find someone to do my dishes, I hate that part of it.
    Who wouldnt be? She is my celebrity sweetheart!!! I can cook for real, but I also have a bunch of recipes for using with Army MRE's. Did you know how to make a "Ranger Cookie"? Cocoa, cream(powdered of course) and sugar, placed on any heat source for a while and then cooled. Actually tastes OK.

    Or Ramen mixed with any MRE main meal.
  10. by   JMurse89
    Actually, that was one of my choices before Nursing came along. I was set on either News/Journalism, or opening a restaurant. The Nursing thing came up when I started working in the Dietary part of the Nursing home. Other than that, I love to cook in my freetime (which there isn't much of anymore). Food is awesome. I'm living with my mom during Nursing school, and she can't cook. My dad's cooked for me all my life, so that's part of where that came from.

    Jeremy
  11. by   CRNI-ICU20
    I love this thread!
    I had an herb garden right outside my kitchen door....snip snip...and there were chives, cilantro, garlic, dill, basil, oregano, cat nip mint, creeping rosemary, chocolate mint.
    I raised two boys on my own...and part of their 'training' for self sufficiency was that they had to learn to prepare a whole five course meal with all the bells and whistles and clean up after before they left home...
    My older son makes a great flan....it's just yummy....he also bakes cheesecakes, pies, and makes wonderful mexican foods...
    my younger son is the chef...hands down...
    He makes beef burgundy, pasta alfredo and makes the alfredo himself, and makes this chocolate bombe cake that is nearly orgasmic!
    I love it when guys cook....and my daughter in law says that is one of the things that attracted her to my oldest son....so, for the single guys...this is definitely a babe catching device!
    A man with tools...whether kitchen or household is always a good thing, as Martha would say.
    I think I will go make some choc. chip cookies now...
  12. by   Ben Franklin
    NurseMike,
    I've been reading your comments, and you're cracking me up. lol
    I am applying to nursing school in Texas. I hope to find out in a few weeks.
  13. by   Ben Franklin
    Oh, and I forgot to mention. I love to cook! Nothing relieves stress like lighting a fire and chopping things with a knife.

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