Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cooking Tip - From Tina

Even though I go out to eat for almost every meal, I really enjoy cooking. When I cook, I like foods with lots of flavor, i.e., Italian, Mexican, lots of onions and garlic. What I don't like is the lingering smell. It smells great while it is cooking, but after I am finished eating, I want the smell to go away. I will wake up in the middle of the night and smell it. Yuk!

One idea I came up with is to put a candle in my bedroom (pumpkin spice is one of my favorites) and close the bedroom door. That works only if you keep the door shut and leave it shut during the night.

Tina gave me an idea the other day that I am using this morning. It is rainy (for the first time in about 6 months) and cool, so I decided to cook a roast. When I cook a roast, I put several slits in it and insert garlic cloves in the slits. It tastes great, but the smell is very strong. I loaded the Greek seasoning, garlic salt and steak seasoning on the roast and put it in the crock pot. I even cheated and used one of the new crock pot liners so there is very little clean up.

I have the crock pot on the back porch so that all the smells will be outside instead of in my house. I have it on low and it will cook for about 12 hours. Should be great. My house will also smell good and not like garlic.


Vader's Mom said...

Now that's a good idea and an even better reason to have a covered back porch!!! If I cook, notice the if, my house smells like my creation for days afterwards.

TF2 said...

I just hope that you put a tight lid on that crock pot so that the geckos can't get in. Ooops. Did I forget to give you that tip? I hope you already ate so that thought doesn't make you throw the roast out!