Friday, February 26, 2010

Cooking disasters

Nathan tries but he just can't cook. Last night he attempted a roast chicken. At first glance, it looked hopeful. The chicken was beautifully browned on the outside. Unfortunately, the inside was still raw. The undercooked chicken was accompanied by a limp salad drowned in a can of beans and half a bottle of greek dressing. Disaster. Still, last night's roast dinner was positively gourmet compared to the time Nathan decided to make a chow mein bake (picture an oven-baked dish comprising stir fry layered between a thick layer of bread crumbs and shredded cheese). About the only thing that Nathan cooks well is a tuna bake (and even then, it's probably because the sauce comes ready made out of a jar).

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I can't cook either, but why try to roast a chicken when you can so easily buy one ready done for $10. Ditto salad, although it is very expensive salad if it is already made up. Ah well, at least he is trying.

Adaptive Radiation said...

I agree...in hindsight, a ready roasted chook would have been so much easier.

Victor said...

Odd isn't it? Gay men should be good cooks; it seems to me that is the reputation anyway.

I'm not much chop at cooking either and tend to focus on basic types of stews which is OK for winter but less appealing in summer.

Adaptive Radiation said...

So much for stereotypes!