Originally Posted by Foamheart
Teach a man to cook for himself and he'll become less dependant upon others to feed him. You wouldn't believe how many men I have known who have to go out to eat because they can't cook. Its a great thing to learn from a good teacher. ...
Amen! I can sorta recall standing on a stool or chair at the kitchen stove to help. Confirming that later in life, my mother told me that I asked her for chocolate puddling one day. This was in the early 50s before all the instant or ready-made junk, of course. She told me if I would stir the milk while it heated, the stir after she added the other stuff, I could have some. She didn't have to ask me twice! There were other occasions where I helped in the kitchen, then started helping on the grill as a young teen. I can't say I've never made a mess of a dish here and there, but I've never been afraid to try, thanks to mom for starters and then dad.