Shaking things up

For my second learning project challenge I decided to try my hand on the barbeque. I have never once cooked on a barbeque and have honestly it was a little intimidating at first. My sister came in to visit me so I made some steaks, corn on the cob and baby potatoes to celebrate with everyone. I had to overcome a few problems with this post as the barbeque didn’t want to work and I had no idea how to properly cook the steaks to everyone’s liking (thankfully they were all medium-rare). Another challenge with the steaks was that there were three different cuts of meat which each required a different cook-time.  My friends were all super helpful when I didn’t know what to do, be that with the corn or the steaks. The potatoes were definitely the easiest part of the meal.

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This experience was frightening and exciting all at the same time. I must say that the steaks were cooked to perfection and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friends and sister. This learning project started out daunting, but as it turn out I am almost considering throwing out my take-out drawer to try and cook more for myself, but that is still TBD.  Next time I am going to tackle a slightly bigger meal, possibly adding a dessert.

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13 thoughts on “Shaking things up

  1. Kymber,
    That meal looks amazing! I think it’s really cool that this is what you chose to do for your learning project! I agree that barbecue’s are intimidating, which is why I never go near mine. So good for you showing the barbecue who’s boss! I’m excited to see what you cook next week!

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  2. Cooking is such an important skill that seems to be lost in today’s world with everyone being so busy all of the time. Trust me, I get it, I am almost always gone over 12 hours a day! When you get the hang of it, I find pre-making my meals is the best thing for me when I am crazy busy. I make things like stuffed peppers, home made pizza pops, pizza roll-ups, turkey chili, healthy sheppards pie, chicken pot pies and so much more. If it is too daunting to do it all in a day or two then I try to just make double of whatever I am making for supper (if it’s freezable) and then freeze portions for later.

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  3. Awesome elarning project! The BBQ is sucha challenge to cook on…I usually end up drying all the meat out! Your steaks look amazing so you must be doing something right!

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  4. This is such a cool learning project! Barbequing is also something that I have no experience with but would love to learn. Your food looks delicious. Did you use a marinade on your steaks?

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