Tonight was a milestone in my culinary experience!
Up until now I have been avoiding cooking meat. I've been eating the pre-cooked stuff. But today I decided to pretend that I was an adult and I went and bought chicken breasts and ground beef.
My friend Kali had told me that the first time she cooked chicken she "brined" it. So I decided to do that, cause I didn't have flour to bread it and basically that's all I conceptually know how to do.
So anyway, brining means you soak it in a sugar/salt mixture (I added ground pepper too). Then I cooked it on the stove top with olive oil and some garlic. (Apparently "too much" garlic because my friend John on the flat was complaining of the smell. He also told me my chicken looked gross while it was soaking. I'll give him that, but there is no such thing as too much garlic as far as I'm concerned).
And it actually tasted delicious! And I cooked it all the way through and didn't get salmonella or anything!
yay for baby steps into being a functioning adult.
Next week I am dealing with the beef. There was a lot more chicken in the pack then I thought there was and it'll take me till then to eat it all.