ITT : First Time Cooking Experiences
Hey /ck/, complete and utter newfag here. I'm a poorfag who wanted to go to olive garden, but can't because i'm fucking poor as dirt, so I found this recipe:
And decided to have a try at cooking.
Now heres the deal: Until now, I've been pretty much eating 80% of my meals as fast food, and the other 20% have pretty much been cooking really simple things. Like really simple things.
I've never really cooked before.
I just went to walmart, and bought [pic related]. Is there anything I need to know? Have I already fucked anything up? Is there any tips for my first cooking experience? I was at least smart enough in the store to buy pre-chopped onions so I won't have to cry my eyeballs out.
But then I went and bought a regular onion anyway. Not sure why. I might chop my own onion, if you guys tell me I really have to.
[Pic where you can actually see the bean type]
walmart will sell anything, if they think people will buy it.
OP: Prechopped onion will have the majority of it's flavor gone by the time you get to it. It's not fresh, or near it. God knows what chemicals they put on there to keep it "oniony"
Also, Organic carrots? It's a fucking carrot bud. Don't waste the extra dosh.
I didn't even know that pre-chopped onions were a thing. I mean, you just cut it into little bits. It's the simplest thing ever.
Anyway OP in my experience at least you'll probably fuck up to some extent your first time making any kind of dish. You'll also be slow as hell. Treat it like a learning experience and consider what you could do better next time. You'll probably be olive garden tier after a few tries. Those kinds of restaurants really aren't anything special, if you know the basics of cooking and a little practice you can make the same quality of food and do it cheaply. For some reason food you made yourself tastes better, too.
I'll let it slide since you said it's your first time cooking but this is unacceptable. I don't know why anyone would buy pre-chopped onions.
Once you know how to chop any onion, the whole thing takes like 15 seconds so you don't have time to tear up even if it's a strong one.
Attached is the basic method for dicing. Halve it, cut the tips off, peel back the outer layer, cut lines away from the stem, cut perpendicular to the first set of lines. By keeping the onion in one piece until the final cuts, not many fumes from the juice can escape and that's what makes your eyes tear.
I actually try to avoid organic anything.
We tried organic. It was the entirety of human history before preservative were invented. Food-borne-illness ran rampant.
I try to avoid organic like the plague. I actually support the usage of preservatives.
Life with preservatives: Die of cancer at age 80.
Life without preservatives (organic life): Die of food borne illness before 40.
I really try to avoid organic... but I couldn't find any non-organic carrots.
But they'll burn my eyeballs....
Sneaky trick: Baby carrots. They're just carrots that have been cut down, but it makes it easier to get what you want.
Plus, if you don't need more than 2 carrots, it's less waste if you dont eat them normally.
Burning eyeballs is part of cooking. You use the motivation to get better at cutting them. It's life.
OK, welp, I guess its time to get started. I'm starving, and I can't eat until I cook. So... the sooner I cook, the sooner I can eat.
Imma get started now. I'll.... *think* about chopping my own onion. But I don't want to. My parents used to cook, and I remember even being like 5 feet away from my parents, and the fumes of a chopped onion would still make me cry my eyes out.
>*think* about chopping my own onion. But I don't want to. My parents used to cook, and I remember even being like 5 feet away from my parents, and the fumes of a chopped onion would still make me cry my eyes out.
Sup, OP. Looks like you're doing an OK job for a beginner. What are you making?
I'm not religious about buying organic, but your conflation of organic produce and preservatives is a little silly. As is when people conflate organic with heirloom/locally grown whatever. The latter sort of make sense because they're correlated, but I digress. Carrots are one of the few things I prefer organic (besides herbs, greens, and most fruits), because in most cases you can readily tell the difference, and they aren't much more expensive.
You say your a poorfag, so I can sorta understand why you'd flock to Walmart, but unless you live in the middle of fucking nowhere, you can probably find a better and cheaper place to get produce. Places like Walmart and Trader Joes and shit are cheap, but everything is prepackaged and pretty overpriced. Unless you make a FUCK TON of sauce, you're not going to use all of those carrots and celery.
nthing the comment about prechopped onion. There's no reason to do that. There are like 1000 ways to prevent onion crying; my fave is to just stick it in the fridge like an hour before you're using it. Don't keep them in there though; they'll stink up your food.
White onion? Yellow onions are the workhorse of cooking and cheaper.
Is that a jar of minced garlic? Mince it yourself. Again, it's not hard to peel and mince garlic once you know some technique and get the hang of it.
I see you bought a knife. If you're going to spend money on one piece of kitchen stuff, that is what you should spend your money on. It's your best friend. You can get a pretty good knife for like, $30, and a great one that will last you a lifetime for $100.
Tomato stuff. You did a mixed job there. Chances are the tomatoes at Walmart this time of year taste like watermelon, so good job on getting canned. Don't bother with canned sauce. You can make a decent sauce from mirepoix, oil, tomato puree, and wine very quickly. Practice that until you nail it. It's not that hard.
If you're starting, prechopped/seasoned stuff is perfectly fine. They make learning the basics easier and more encouraging, and when you're comfortable w/ the basics you can make your own sauces and seasonings and such. Don't hate.
Hold on guys, I need to do some dishes first. And I'm really OCD about making sure they're 100% clean and sterilized.
I'll post some pics of my work-area though.
And for anyone wondering what I'm making, check the OP post.
Alright, Alright, I'll chop the fucken onion.
Oh, I'm not hating for sure. I just think learning how to chop shit is pretty valuable. OP also mentioned he's a poorfag, and so if he can spend 30 cents on an onion instead of however much prechopped onions cost, he might as well (though I guess it might not be much...)
And before you ask, yes, I brush my teeth in the kitchen, not the bathroom.
It always made more sense to me. The bathroom is for showering, shitting, and getting dressed.
The kitchen is for eating, cooking, and cleaning your teeth after you eat.
I think this is basically last work-area pic. Next time, i'll just upload to an imgur album, so it doesn't feel like i'm spamming posts.
>In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
>Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage to the skillet and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
I doubled the meat because I like meat.
I doubled the oil because I doubled the meat.
Working on Procedure 1 and part of Procedure 2
Added a tiny bit extra garlic, because I like garlic.
Called for 3 cloves.
I added approx 3.5 cloves.
Doubled the onions. I might regret that.
Didn't chop my own onion. No time.
Burned some of the pasta to bottom of pot, because I was posting and trying to do too many things at once.
Also, not gonna peel the carrots. No time.
That meat doesn't look like it's browning very well. Do it in batches like other anon suggested.
It seems like you need to slow down. I'd chill out on improvising too. It's one thing to add a little more garlic, but doubling the meat might fuck up the recipe.
Held Knife closer to the fulcrum point or whatever, because I like more control, even at the cost of power
It's rough on the hands.
Recipe called for 3 carrots. I'm using 4.
Flipped the meat. The oil splashed and burned me a little bit.
Roughed up my fingers with the knife, and burned part of my arm flipping the meat.
I'm starting to lose confidence.
But I will continue learning. And posting.
As one anon said.
holy shit dude, what are you doing? do you have a cutting board? your already shitty dull knife is going to be even duller. why are you cutting the carrots into coins? next time you cook something, look up how to cut these things.
>pony strategically placed near stove
Chopped 5 celery instead of 2
I'm fucking starving. It might be affecting my judgement.
You have the right idea, but only have your thumb and index finger pinching the blade. Hold it like pic related.
Also, buy a better knife. Kiwi is a Thai company that makes pretty decent knives for ridiculously cheap (check Ebay). The downside is is that they're made of fairly soft steel which will need to be sharpened frequently, so look at picking up a honing steel too and possibly a sharpening stone (but you probably won't need one of these for quite some time). Either buy one of those or be prepared to spend a decent chunk of cash on a quality Japanese or German knife; there's no reason to buy a mid-priced generic supermarket brand because they're almost always shit and blunt straight out of the packet.
Buy a chopping board too. Unfortunately, you can't really skimp on these things since you get what you pay for. If you're willing to drop $100-$150 on a good quality chopping board, it will last a lifetime however.
Starting to heat vegetables like instructions say;
Meat is almost finished.
Pasta is finished.
I think broth and tomato sauce and beans are going to be added once veggies are cooked
Filled the measuring cup up 3 times like recipe said.
Chicken broth looks fucking disgusting
Cut back on the amount of prepared food. Make it by scratch, It'll be cheaper and you'll learn something.
My other request is to not watch girls' cartoons but we both know that isn't possible.
I'm really starting to lose faith in my ability to cook...
OH FUCK OH FUCK OH FUCK
I can't open this can.
I don't have a can-opener.
Fucking damnit. BRB. Taking meat off the heat. Leaving broth on super-low. I gotta go to the fucking store. BRB.
God fucking damnit.
There's WAY too much salt in this
The broth is salted
The tomatoes are salted
The meatballs are salted
The beans are salted
The sausage is salted
OP, this is why people are telling you to cook from scratch. It's just going to have a ridiculous amount of sodium otherwise.
and before you ask how I did the other can...
..the other can had a pull-thing
Fucking terrifies me.
So many people don't know how to cook these days and they think it's funny or cute but holy shit cooking is a life skill. No one would think it were funny if you couldn't wipe your own ass properly so why is it acceptable to be unable to cook?
I think the worst part is its easier than ever to learn now with all the internet resources yet people are too lazy to bother going past the first recipe and buying preassembled shit like op
It's probably his best friend, OP would definitely take care of said turtle. He can't figure out how to shave his face on a regular basis, but he sure as hell can give his turtle some lettuce.
Time-Stamped Receipt proving this is not an elaborate troll...
...I just really suck at life
Time to get back to cooking...
....my whole apartment smells like onion...
i feel like he's trying to troll us really hard
nobody can be that bad
Well it looks like he has finally left his nest and moved into an apartment - hence the empty cupboards and lack of kitchen tools and of course lack of any kind of self preserving instinct. It's the saddest thing i've seen in a while, my 8 year old daughter can take care of herself better than OP.
Basil, Oregano, and Thyme
I didn't even attempt to measure. Just pored it in until my heart told me it was right.
Just threw in the sausage and the water....
You know, this soup LOOKS horrible, but it SMELLS amazing.
Pinkie and I are betting on whether or not we'll be able to eat it.
I'm REALLY hungry. I started cooking like... hours ago. Good grief.
The saddest part about this is... you're all right. It looks more like a troll than anything.
[spoiler]But I actually was trying to make a legitimate meal that I'd like to eat.
That feel. [/spoiler]
I think i've finally added all the ingredients. Give me a moment to re-check the recipe.
Alright. We're not done.
We need to let it cook down, like the one anon said.
[spoiler]Just like mamma would do. [/spoiler]
Then we need to add [pic related]. Pasta and beans.
I turned up the heat from a 1 to a 3. (it was on super-low because I was shopping, remember)
And to the brony haters:
Pinkie has been with me the entire time.
I actually think its funny people would still flip their shit because ponies. It's been like four years. I woulda thought people would be more mellow about it now.
But thanks anyway, for the laughs.
I didn't have time to read everyone's posts. I was too busy cooking.
I figured I'd go back and read everyones posts, from the beginning, after I sat down and started eating.
Don't worry guys, I'll read every. single. post. (including re-reading my own)
I'm obsessive like that. Whenever I post in a thread, I lurk every single post, until the thread 404s.
Do you really not see the issue with putting any sort of stuffed animal on your fucking kitchen counter as you cook? First off, it shows how unstable of a person you are that you need reassurance or comfort. Second, if you actually valued your possessions, you'd know that's a good way to get it filthy. Third, it's the same shit as taking a picture with money or guns in the frame, it's just an attempt to get attention about whatever it is. Overall, people were chill about it, the focus was more on the trainwreck that you consider cooking. If you're 18 or older, I really do feel embarrassed for you. Judging by your fridge contents, I doubt you are a fully functioning independent adult.
>taking this long to cook that abomination
This whole dish could be made in the same amount of time it takes to cook your liquid down to the desired level. Also I hope it tastes good because you're going to have a truck load of left overs.
>those huge chunks of meat
Did you miss the part where the recipe says to crumble that shit up as it cooks?
It's starting to get kinda darker.
The pictures don't do it justice. But trust me, the whole soup is starting to look darker.
Not sure if this is a good sign or bad sign.
Also, if there are any
lurking this thread, this was what I was listening to pretty much the whole time I was cooking:
(I have wireless headset)
I just love hearing her voice.
I'm also debating leaving out the beans. I don't really like beans. Even when in olive garden, I always thought they should at least use half the beans.
I really just wanted this soup for the broth, meat, and veggies
But no beans. I hate beans. I don't even know why I bought the beans.
I might throw half a can in there. Just so it's close to the original recipe. But I really don't like beans.
Another Status Update.
And after stirring it: [pic related]
This is really exciting. I think I actually like cooking. There's something about not eating the moment you get hungry, but rather, slaving over your food for over 2 hours, watching it grow and develop...
I think this is going to be the most meaningful meal i've eaten in 3 years. Because I made it myself. I'm so happy.
Did you remember to get garlic bread to serve it with?
If this cooking adventure doesn't work out will you try again? Or will you go back to eating chickie nuggers and mountain dew for every meal?
I've been covering it. I just take the lid off so I can take a picture.
I'll keep trying. My parents would be ashamed that I waited until I was 21 to start trying to learn to cook.
My parents have been trying to teach me to cook since I was 15 years old. I was never very receptive. Course I moved out at 18, so the lessons kinda ended there. And I haven't really even made an attempt to cook in 3 years.
I was busy cooking!
I asked for the advice BEFORE I started, because I knew once I got started, I wouldn't have time to read each person's posts. I was busy cooking.
I'll go back and re-read the entire thread later.
No one is going to assume you aren't going to use a cutting board or have the foresight to know your dumb ass is going to hold the knife with several fingers curled around the blade. You've stopped several times to respond to posts and still ignore people telling you to follow the recipe before changing shit. Yet you've changed shit every step of the way.
You've ignored all advice as far as I could see, even the stuff that came from before you started like... chop your own fucking onion. People even posted how to cut the onion to reduce your whiny baby tears. Have you been tasting your soup as it develops to see what it needs? You do know to taste your food as you make it to adjust for seasoning, right?
Of course you don't, and if you did you probably would have tried raw ground beef to see how it was coming along.
hey OP, great that you're making the effort for cooking for yourself, you'll save a lot of money in the end and will develop an incredibly valuable skill - in addition to making delicious meals!
here's some things you should consider doing in the future
>buy a cutting board
a good wooden cutting board is a must - allows you to master basic knife skills like dicing and rocking chops - you can dice an onion, mince garlic, etc at home far more easily than on a countertop, you can disinfect it far more easily than with a countertop, and it won't damage your countertop or your knife
>buy a good knife and learn how to sharpen it and hold it
having a sharp knife makes a world of things easier, from cutting onions to shredding cabbage. learning to sharpen and maintain an edge is an essential skill, it's worth investing at least 50 in a good knife and learning how to sharpen it
>do prep work before you begin and clean up as you go along
makes cooking a far easier process, and means you don't end up with a mountain of washing up at the end of the meal. chop veggies, measure out wet and dry ingredients, and everything else BEFORE you start cooking, then you won't burn stuff or mess up any other aspects while cooking because you were cutting vegetables
also, stop watching MLP, you're a fucking adult
OK, [pic related] is my last peak.
I'll let it cook now.
You guys are the chefs. Thought you'd be able to anticipate any mistakes I might be inclined to make.
And you guys are all taking this thread really seriously. While I wasn't deliberately trolling anyone, and I really wouldn't say I was trolling at all.... But at the same time, I did this partly for the lulz. (and partly because I'm starving as shit)
I did this for funz. I knew it was going to be terrible. That's why I created the thread in the first place. I knew it was going to take me a while to learn to cook, and I wouldn't get it perfect my first try.
Everybody just calm down and laugh. It was a fun day.
He was fucking with you. You need to reduce the heat, skim the foam, and learn to stir your shit periodically. It looks like you didn't stir the pasta at all as it boiled. It also looks slightly undercooked and is probably cement now if it hasn't been added yet, or mush if it was added before you kept boiling the piss out of your soup. At least all of this extra cooking will make those giant chunks of vegetable edible.
I'll give you a hint:
You guys and your reactions helped make it fun. It wouldn't have been nearly as fun if I had been in there
Just cooking away.
But instead, I was posting, you guys were shitting your pants, and it was just... all so much fun.
I regret nothing.
I knew the minute I decided not to peel those carrots, that things were going to be interesting.
Also, I didn't wash the celery. There was some dirt on it, just a little bit, but I threw it in there anyway.
Sometimes you just gotta eat a little dirt. It's good for the immune system. My mother has an auto-immune condition brought on by an untreated hormone problem that went on for 20+ years. She thinks I have the same hormone imbalance, and could very likely get the same condition, if I don't do something about it. So little things like exercise here and there, eat a little dirt if the veggies are dirty, things like this help prevent auto-immune conditions. Hopefully I'll be healthier when I'm an older adult.
showing how insanely incompetent you are is fun just because people call you out on it?
you really need to get your 'tisms checked out, it's probably a serious mental illness at this point
Holy hell. Should I turn the heat down?
It's been on '3' this whole time. But I guess its just been getting hotter and hotter, and now its boiling like crazy.
Guys, this shit is starting to look and smell really fucking amazing.
Maybe I didn't fuck up so bad afterall. It just looked shitty earlier because it wasn't done yet.
Mate you might as well just serve it up. It's not going to reduce with the lid on like that.
Add your pasta in, skip the beans if you don't want them, let the pasta get warm in there for a minute or so, then dish up.
Just to be clear when you serve food you don't ladle it out onto the counter top. Get a plate or a bowl and serve it onto that. Eat with a fork or a spoon or both.
If you'd like to have a drink with your meal then make sure to use a cup to prevent the liquid from going everywhere.
every long-simmered/reduced sauce or broth starts out looking like shit and then becomes dank as fuck after a couple of hours.
i'm sure your soup will be tasty if the seasoning is on point.
don't crowd the pan when you fry meat, learn to control your heat better and learn knife skills.
Shit you guys, you all had me thinking I'd done a really terrible job.
I just had a couple spoonfuls. This shit is good. I don't know what all you guys are complaining about, but this is really good.
If only I could give you guys a bowl. If you could taste this, you probably wouldn't be giving me a hard time. This shit is good.
I decided not to throw any beans in there at all.
I don't regret this decision.
Good for you next time do some prep take advice from this thread and make sure you have all the tools you need
Who knows maybe in a few years you'll quit obsessing over cartoon horses and cook for your girlfriend probably not though
No one was whinging about how it would taste. We were losing spaghetti over things like you cutting up your veges on the countertop and using pre-cut onions when it would have been cheaper, easier, and approximately only 10 seconds slower to simply cut them up yourself.
Also, yesterday, I didn't eat breakfast, or lunch. And it's 2 am and I'm just now having dinner.
The fact that I didn't eat for more than 24 full hours could be partially why I think this stuff taste so good. I've found over the years, the longer you wait to eat, the more you'll like things you wouldn't normally like
Like mushrooms. Can't stand the sight of them. But if you don't eat for 24 hours... then suddenly they're not too bad.
I still think it taste pretty good, though.
>doesn't like mushrooms
>likes ponies and mountain dew
Do you own any of the following:
a) set of ninja swords bought cheap that come with warnings not to even swing them
b) trench coat
d) flesh light
e) a book that's something like 'Pick Up Artistry For Dummies'
More like I have an energy problem.
Which leads to a perceived 'laziness problem'.
I used to treat my energy problem with amphetamines. But my parents convinced me to quit. They think I'm a drug addict.
Now I can hardly get out of bed on some days. I nap all the time. And I just generally don't do much.
I got fired from one job. I just did well in an interview, and think i'm about to have a new job. But I wonder how bad my performance is going to be, because I don't have the drug to treat my energy problem.
You know its real, when you're literally starving, but you procrastinate making food because you're 'too tired' to make it.
These last few hours have been the most active hours of my entire day.
When on amphetamines, in my daily exercises, I was power-walking 8.2 miles each day, with a 40 lb vest on.
Now... sometimes I struggle to power-walk 1.5 miles, WITHOUT any weighted vests on.
My energy is being completely sapped.
It's the most bizarre phenomena. I haven't lost any muscle mass, but it's like... like the energy just isn't there. Like the muscles are useless because I just don't have any energy.
That's because you're malnourished, start eating normal food,stop drinking sodas and stop buying prepackaged shit filled with preservatives you can easily chop up and prepare yourself.
I'm not malnourished. I normally eat quite a bit.
And I only drink soda when I dont have any amphetamines. When I have the drug, my 'taste' for soda sorta fades away, and I have no problem drinking water all day. But whenever I run out of amphetamine, it's like... this craving develops, and I start chugging down the sodas again.
I just have an energy problem. And one day I'm going to die, and my parents are going to find out that I wasn't a drug addict, but in fact, the drug was treating something.
I'm so tired. I'm so god-aweful tired.
I think i'm going to bed. I'll review this thread in the morning.
Also, I take a vitamin with my food every single day. Trust me, I'm not malnourished.
That's because your diet is shit. Cut down on carbs like pasta and bread and shit like that and eat more meats and vegetables. Your energy levels will increase with a balanced diet. And stop drinking soda, switch to water, iced tea, or something else that isn't packed with sugar. You might also have a hormonal imbalance, you should check with an endocrinologist.
Malnourished doesn't mean that you don't eat enough it means that the food you eat isn't supplying you with the needed vitamins, fats and minerals you need to keep your body functioning properly, also amphetamines give you the illusion of energy that's why when you come down you feel like shit and have no energy, eat healthy, stop using amphetamines and your energy will come back.
>I'm not malnourished. I normally eat quite a bit.
It doesn't matter how much you eat when all you eat is fast food and frozen garbage. Your fridge/pantry was just sad, because I can only imagine what you're (not) putting into your body. A vitamin isn't going to fix unhealthy eating.
i didn't say you didn't eat enough, i said you are malnourished. if all you eat is junk food you are getting virtually no nutrition in your diet, regardless of how much you eat. a single multivitamin isn't going to do shit to help either, as your body probably can't even absorb that properly. but hey continue with what you've been doing, sounds like it's been working great.
He's not malnourished, he's probably depressed or just a speed user experiencing the usual withdrawal symptoms. Hypersomnia, dysphoria etc.
Carry on forcing yourself to cook OP, regular old willpower will come back to you eventually.
Op here, just woke up.
I left the soup on '1' all night. I just turned it back to '2' so it can really start warming back up. Gonna have it for breakfast.
I haven't been unemployed a whole month yet.
But I might have to ask my parents for some money, because even if I do get this job, I won't have been working long enough, to have made enough money, by the time its time to pay rent.
Have you seen any of the show "Supersize vs Superskinny"
Typically both sides of the scale are undernourishing themselves, the skinnys typically by not eating enough, and the supersizes by not eating anything good.
It's helping me through some eating issues I have with myself. Especially with dealing with withdrawal, you're going to want to fill your body with good foods so you can have energy again the natural way.
The meal you posted last night was hefted up with meat, but at the same time it's a good step in the right direction.
Check out an episode or two, they're all on youtube.
No surprise that the guy who buys pre-chopped onions at wal-mart and thinks the olive garden is the pinnacle of fine dining is the same guy with strong, angry opinions about how organic food is for hippies.
I wonder how so many people manage to go on with their lives eating such shit. Just looking at those ingredients disgusts me.
What does it being a carrot change in whether it's organic or not compared to anything else?
>Burning your eyeballs when you can pay a few extra shekels to be spared the unpleasant sensation
> thinks the olive garden is the pinnacle of fine dining
Assumption. I said nothing to indicate this.
another incorrect assumption you've made about me.
No matter which board you're on, it seems 4chan will always be 4chan.
By the way, guys, this shit has literally been cooking all night while I slept, and all morning.
I had another bowl for breakfast. The veggies aren't nearly as crunchy anymore.
Sharpen your knife and run it under cold water before cutting the onion - crisis averted. How dense are you really? The onions sit there whole day or two and they lose nutrients and flavor because of that dumbass... also the the jarred minced garlic also is flavorless shit filled with preservatives. But please do go on with your life but then don't bitch about not having energy because you eat like shit.
The cold water trick doesn't work. My parents always tried every trick in the book. You can't do anything to keep the onions from burning your eyes.
I'm heading back to walmart to see if I can find a mixing bowl for $3 or less. If I can... We'll make one more thing in this thread.
Please stop defending your incompetence, the only way you can burn your eyes while cutting onions is with a dull knife or well judging by your carrot cutting i can safely say that you're just retarded and can't do simple tasks... I'm chopping onions every single day and i can't remember the last time an onion has burned my eyes.
If any of you faggots can guess what I'm about to make, I'll give you shell access to one of the servers I bought the other day.
Or I'll make you a website or something.
Rules: You have to make the guess, before I post anything too revealing. I'm about to clean up from yesterday, so I'd estimate you have 20 minutes to guess.
Hint: This item adheres to my personality, and there are other indicative items in my previous posts, that could serve as a hint to what i'm about to make.
>penis shaped meat loaf
Sorry, that's not it.
I'll just reply to whoever gets it, if they get it. If I don't reply, then assume you got it wrong.
>not technically it
Not that Anon, but I knew you'd pull this shit. You're going to say that it's a specific kind of pancake/flapjack/whatever the shit to avoid being called out almost immediately.
This. I could shove my nose into what I've chopped and it wouldn't burn my nose. Unless your knife is so dull that you are crushing the onion, it won't put off enough of anything to make you even notice.
>You're going to say that it's a specific kind of pancake/flapjack/whatever
Actually no. If anything the
>pink pony cake
was too specific.
Like I have the time to make a pony cake.
If 'cake' had been correct, then i'd expect the answer 'cake', not 'pink pony cake'.
But 'cake' is not correct. Even if its very, very close.
I'll go ahead and divulge that what i'm gonna make is something you'd find in a bakery. Cmon guys, this should be easy.
Close, but no.
You guys are definitely closer than you think you are. You're in the right class of food.
Alright. Last hint. You'll probably get it within seconds because of this hint.
This is not a specific kind of cake. This is a category of cake. It has cake in the name. But this is not a cake. At least, not in the traditional sense.
It is related to pinkie's personality.
If you can't get it after this hint, god have mercy on your souls.
Aww yeah OP is gonna bake now, i thought i wasn't gonna drink today but goddamn now i have to get some booze.
Can you guys really not guess correctly with all the info i've given you.
It's no fun if no one ever makes the correct guess.
Last hint. Good lord.
The correct answer is:
Again, this is not a specific kind of cake, as in, its not going to be like 'carrot cake' or 'red velvet cake' but rather, this is a category of food.
What is she always doin? What is she always making? What is the name of that one fanfic?
Someone please say the word.
If you guys can't guess correctly after pic-related. I'm gonna be very, very sad.
Well, in your case
because you got a nasty ass powdered mix instead of the ingredients to make it fresh. Do you realize how easy it is to make frosting yourself? It's no more difficult to make a basic cake from scratch than use a boxed mix. You fucked up.
Oh wait, I realize what you're making now. You're going to make a dump cake and pour your nasty ass Dew all over it.
>What is the name of that one fanfic
I would say something with muffins but "-cake".
OK well sorry Master Chef that I didn't say it the technical way.
You gotta remember i'm a normalfag who's not really a real chef. I'm gonna think the way a normalfag thinks. And I'm pretty sure most non-chef normalfags would call 'cupcakes' a category of cake. (even if they're not technically correct)
Sucks that nobody guessed it. I was legitimate about the prize. Just ordered a Lenovo ThinkServer, HP Proliant, and Dell PowerEdge the other day.
Yea, I don't play vidya games.
Yea, I'm actually a straight heterosexual male. You know. Normal. Like everyone else should be. If you have a dick, you're a guy. If you have a vag, you're a girl. If you have both, you get to choose.
All this new gender shit is just ridiculous, I heard there are over 30 different genders.
Next thing you know, kids are gonna be saying they're lizards in a human's body. Or something strange like that.
>no money for rent
>spends 175 on a server
I've been unemployed for less than a month. Good grief. I had a job. I got fired. And then I went and applied for a bunch of work, went to an interview and did well, and most likely will have a job within a week or so.
Good grief. You're unemployed for a couple weeks and everyone gives you flack like you're FBI's most wanted criminal.
>1.25 cups water
>0.50 cups vegetable oil
I know you can't really see the 3 eggs all that well, but they're there.
I'm probably going to try to make it go quicker this time. This thread just isn't as amusing as yesterday. I can't tell if its that you guys are being even more of a stick in the mud, or if it's me, and I'm just not in a very good kind of mood today.
But regardless, my amusement is fading.
Whisked the ingredients.
Greased the tin an extra bunch since I forgot the paper cupcake liners.
Starting to ladle that shit in.
Forgot to pre-heat oven. Gonna do that now.
Oh lawd, have fun cleaning that up.
When the oven pre-heats to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, I'll stick these guys in for like 25 minutes or some shit I don't even know.
I've only been awake a few hours, and I'm already exhausted.
I have a feeling today is not going to be a good day.
That and he's done everything here to piss people off without any of the actual funny parts. This is just a shitty cringe thread from someone with horrible opinions and zero life skills.
I actually normally keep my place spotless.
Whenever I get amphetamines, I get crazy-obsessive about exercising, keeping my place really clean, and things like that. That's part of why I didn't have any cooking equipment. Every time I get the amphetamines, it's like my personality changes a bit, I become an extremist, and I purge all non-essential items. Including cookwear.
But whenever I run out... it's like being dead. I sleep all the time. Eat a fuck ton. Start showing up late to work. Stop keeping my place clean. Start having bad performance in my exercises, or skip them entirely.
Life without amphetamines isn't worth it. I can't wait until my next prescription.
OP you're the best and the worst thing that's happened to this board in a while... Also where did you apply to work? Who would hire a pony loving, borderline gay, malnourished, speed head, man child like yourself?
>Where are your things?
That's the point.
To not have anything.
Each time, I get closer and closer towards the end goal. Which is to truly have nothing left, but the bare minimum essentials needed to survive.
I've spent most of my life as a hoarder. I keep trying to get closer and closer towards the opposite: Immaculate minimalism. The complete purge of all non-essential items.
I've been exempting some things, like my computer, Pinkie Pie, and a few furniture pieces.
But in the end, they, too, will eventually be purged.
Like I'm going to tell you that shit. (or anyone on here)
If you successfully manage to dox me somehow, then congratulations, you've made me more miserable for the sake of having fun.
But if I can help it, I'm going to try to prevent you guys from getting the necessary information to, say, call my future boss and tell him all the reasons you think i'm a bad candidate.
Yea fucking right, like I'd tell you who's going to hire me. You'd just call them and make sure to ruin it for me.
I'm not a complete idiot.
Keep at it OP, you can only get better.
Three things though, always keep pot and pan handles sticking outwards, keep all flammable objects, like your toy, away from the oven, and invest in a cutting board. It's never too late to learn a skill, and cooking is one of the best you can have.
I was just asking the field of your work not the exact location or your boss' name anon... Trust me you're already miserable enough and it's pretty entertaining... why would i want to jeopardize good entertainment? I just wanted to know what could a person like you do for a living.
> sleep all the time. Eat a fuck ton. Start showing up late to work. Stop keeping my place clean. Start having bad performance in my exercises, or skip them entirely.
That's practically a list of amphetamine withdrawal symptoms. You need to stay off that shit for good and stop lying to yourself that that's how you naturally feel without it. It'll get better.
please tell me it didint say cups and you filled the whole mesureing cup
also your a brony fuck tars that should kill him self please stick to the fast food and die of heart disease
no even that I hate all bronys but that fact you placed it in the camera to show it off like we really give a fuck
I was an assistant IT guy, but got fired for being late like 20 times.
I also discovered sitting at a desk all day only compounds my energy problem.
I'm trying to get this job as the maintenance guy at an amusement park. I want an outdoor job, preferably manual labor. To help me get in shape.
I'm not miserable when i'm on drugs. And some of the times that I'm not on drugs, i'm not miserable either. It's about 50/50. Some days are good days. Some days are bad days.
And when I get my drugs back, I'll throw it all away, and be angry with myself for buying it in the first place.
I contradict myself often.
Can't agree with myself from day to day. I do something, then I undo it. Then I redo it. Then I undo it again.
I'll probably exempt the servers for a while, then eventually, I'll get fed up, and throw them away too.
Stop doing drugs anon... They suck the life out of you, if you hang out /ck/ for a while you might develop a healthy alcohol addiction which trust me seems worse but really isn't... You don't seem like a bad guy to be honest but you have to understand that your lack of basic shit and ponies and thinking that you have an energy problem when it's really drugs and malnourishment is pretty funny, i would blame it on your upbringing.
Chill is for the dead, and the dying. The slow. The amerifats who hoard possessions and are so lazy and slow and in every way the embodiment of everything that I hate.
I will never stop. The amphetamines are the only way to the lifestyle I wish to preserve.
Alcohol just makes people slow and stupid.
Amphetamines make you faster and more focused.
I will never touch alcohol. It does absolutely nothing good for you.
I will never become a complacent amerifat, who drives there cars everywhere, and refuses to walk. Who always clamors for the closest parking spaces, and wonders why they're fat. Who refuses to do anything but sit in front of their tv. Who drinks and is stupid.
Amphetamines... are the only freedom I have. Because I'm no different than the people I'm surrounded by. Everytime I run out of drugs, I fade, and become just like... everyone else. A failure.
I will not continue to live like that.
I'd rather die of amphetamine addiction, than to... embrace everything I hate about myself, and others.
Let me guess... your favorite movie is Fight club. You're just like everybody else OP, you have your name on your lease, you do a shit job , and you hate yourself hence the drugs you use. For gods sake you eat pre packaged foods and watch childrens cartoons and somehow have the idea that you are better than other people? If anything you're worse than most amerifats.
That's a false dichotomy. You can be a minimalist and still have energy and enjoy life. You can even have your ponies. I mean, I don't get it, but who cares? But I doubt even you'd admit that getting fired for sleeping in 'cuz you're busy crashing on speed is a lifestyle worth "preserving".
I AM better when i'm on drugs! Not by much, I realize that. But I am at least slightly better when on drugs.
But when I run out of drugs... you're right. I'm normal. Completely normal. Just like everyone else.
Look around. Do you like what you see? Do you like yourself? You shouldn't. It's all horrible.
My god. Why do we even still eat and cook? We need to invent a more efficient nutrient-transfer system that'll just directly inject the nutrients into our bloodstream.
Cooking is barbaric, and inefficient.
Why do we allow ourselves to live like this?
The worst is that you believe your own flawed philosophy so deeply you will never see the error if your ways
Might as well join a religion you'd make a very good bible thumper
>I will never touch alcohol. It does absolutely nothing good for you.
>implying narcotics does anything good for you
>Why do we even still eat and cook? We need to invent a more efficient nutrient-transfer system that'll just directly inject the nutrients into our bloodstream.
>Cooking is barbaric, and inefficient.
Oh man, reminds me of philosophy-chan who was on here a few weeks ago ranting about the same thing.
Cooking is fun, and eating is enjoyable. Sorry, OP, we have bodies and live in a physical world. And that world is sometimes bad, but I like it for the most part.
And with that, I'm gonna go for a walk. It's a nice day outside.
When on drugs, I manage to:
Get in shape. And keep my exercise regimen far above average of the typical amerifat.
Keep a completely clean place. So free of possessions, even the most OCD neatfreaks would have to yield to my cleanliness.
And I manage to hold a job, and usually do pretty well.
The problem is what happens when I RUN OUT of drugs. Not what happens when i'm on them.
Are you serious? Cooking is an essential life skill every man should have... What would you do if shit hits the fan and the whole system falls? Try to salvage canned beans? Cooking = survival, i have no idea how kids today have decided that cooking is useless. And no i'm not happy with myself but i make the best of it and actually life is pretty amazing when you know how to take care of yourself and other people and be an efficient human being who wouldn't even be fazed when forced into an extreme situation, can you say the same for yourself?
You know, other people just use willpower to do those things. You're capable of being the person you want to be under your own steam, but you need to push yourself out of your current frame of reference.
"long term effects of amphetamine use"
Google this, then go cold turkey.
You'll feel like a miserable piece of shit for a while, but eventually you'll get over it and realize you never needed the drugs to begin with.
some talk therapy would accompany your desire for prescriptions very well. Too bad it's easier to find a pill-doc.
and emptying their apartment (for all kinds of reasons) is something that druggies do. The most needled-up crackhead will also say that they only have problems when they are out of drugs, not when they are on them.
Feel better, noob-op. Try to keep your doses low and make sure you are on extended release, not multi-dose per day. Get a plastic cutting board, the biggest that will fit into your sink, trust me. Keep Cooking.
I'll repeat that..
Follow Recipes as exactly as possible for now.
Talk to people who can help with the strain you feel.
Eat a broader array of foods
haven't read this thread but saw this while scrolling and have dealt with many, many people who talk like you. they're all on stimulants or past stimulant users. it's very tiring to deal with (have been acquainted with them mostly through RC circles)
you should calm down and stop obsessing over normality. you look and sound a lot worse while on drugs than when you're normal in the vast majority of cases. not that my suggestion will actually get through to you, but still. I've seen what prolonged use of stimulants to escape being "normal" does to people and it's not so good. this is coming from someone who has done more drugs in both volume and variety (especially stimulants--especially RCs) than 99% of people
the fucking idiot has never cooked before and believes amphetamines are the true way.
I think I only come back to this shithole to marvel at just how stupid a large percentage of its patrons are.
Just one question for the cooking fags, because I honestly think cooking is ridiculous.
Why spend one hour cooking a meal, to satisfy the biological need to eat, when you can go through a drive-through and have a meal in minutes. Satisfying the same need.
Furthermore, why even go through a drive through, if we could invent a system to deprecate the digestive system, by automatically pumping the nutrients directly into our bodies, as we need them?
You say you cook for pleasure. But why should we take pleasure from our own inefficiencies? The design is defective. There should be no pleasure in that.
Now I really need to go for my walk. If I can make myself leave.
Another flaw: I always end up trying to justify my beliefs to normalfags, when I know they'll never agree.
Listen to some of the advice OP. Thousands, if not millions of people, have had the same thoughts as you're having, and had the same relationship with drugs. How many of them do you think continued as you want to and became successful, content adults?
That's not an argument. Nor is it a justification of your ideals.
In the end, it always devolves into people calling me names. Because... They don't truly have an argument. Because I'm correct.
You can insult me all you wish. But you don't have the power to prove me incorrect.
Because I'm not incorrect.
Your not a normalfag nor just some normal fag you are a massive Fucking faggot
Why do you enjoy watching MLP, when you could just apply electricity to the right parts of your brain to feel happiness instead? You're never going to be an immortal AI, might as well get used to being human.
I know this won't get through your ignorance but cooking assures that you know what goes in your food, what exactly you are eating and that you're getting the proper nutrition from your food, nevermind the fact that a properly home cooked meal will be way more delicious than anything you can buy in a store already prepared... You've mentioned your energy problems this whole thread, if you would cook your own meals and stop being an ignorant delusional weeb you wouldn't have any energy problems... Also if it's "just a need" why don't you eat food that doesn't taste good to you? Because we as humans don't live just by our instincts and we can find enjoyment when replenishing our energy, if you would really believe your retarded ideas you wouldn't even need to go to a drive thru because you could just munch on some fresh beets and drink sugarless tea because you're enlightened amirite?
note: this is not an attack or condemnation. I'm just concerned about you, like I am concerned about lots of people. I was in a relationship with someone who dosed up like you. They also thought they were "better" while they were really just colder. It tore us both apart. You don't have to be this way and things really can be brighter while you are feeling "normal"
Fast food is horribly inefficient from an energy standpoint. Processing foods has its uses, sure, but they are inefficient if you consider the grander scheme of things. Why are you spending more money while getting less quality, nutrition, etc?
Not that you'd understand, since you already made it abundantly clear you think food that has been modified to have a loooooong shelf life to be superior because... just because. It's like preferring grocery produce over picked from your garden because the grocery store shit looks more uniform. You do realize all of these things come at a cost, right? Of course you don't.
Is a very valid point as well.
Because I don't value absolute efficiency. And even so, cooking is actually a pretty useful/efficient way of spending my leisure time. There are plenty of other ways people waste their time. And that's fine, because we aren't robots. I've spent time working super hard, but it's a waste if you can't spend time fucking around. Life's too short for that.