What was the first food-thing you ever made?

Memory is truly the most precious and valuable gift we possess.  Love, contentment, spirituality are all up there in the top 10, but without the memory of these things, they cannot be appreciated.

As I was taking an enjoyable stroll down memory lane this morning, thoughts of my childhood BFF came to mind... which lead me to this topic.  I thought would be a great brain exercise and a fun discussion for us foodies. ;-) 

So what's the first thing you ever made?  (Mud pies don't count. ;-)

My first almost-solo (no bossy mom!) was a Cheese Souffle.

I remember my bff had a duck... and the duck laid eggs... lots of them!  We found a mouth-watering Cheese souffle in some illustrated cookbook and the plan was hatched. ;-)  

Like good little 11 yo girls, we waited for her mom to go to work before commandeering the kitchen.  Our creation wasn't nearly as beautiful as this one.  I recall being quite disappointed as I watched the whole thing droop miserably when it came out of the oven.

lol... souffle FAIL, if there ever was one... but ya gotta start somewhere! ;-D

So what was your first cooking project?

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I'm not sure it was the first thing but I made lemon icebox pie at 8,gingerbread(using a box mix) that's what I remember making .

cecilomar4 years ago
I remember that my father showed me how to make my favorite breakfast when I was a child. It was scrambled eggs with ham and butter toast (toasted in the pan). Breakfast is still my favorite meal
davijordan4 years ago
A sandwich.
zhuang4 years ago
You make me starving :">. The my first food recipe is spaghetti :). I 'd rather to make tomato sauce than boiling pasta lol
bajablue (author)  zhuang4 years ago
lol... we can't have you starving! Eat something! ;-)
Probably toast. I believe the first thing I ever made by myself was toast. ;)

But the second thing I ever made (mostly messes) was a soup playing outside.
It was a boring and lonely day since yet again my neighbors and best friends were out for the day. My dad was mostly working on some kind of project with his tools and he happened to have his blowtorch out. For what ever reason I had the brilliant idea, to play mommy in the kitchen. Somehow I set up something over the blowtorch and my dad turned the thing on low and I found this old pot lying around the yard. We had a lot of junk lying around since my dad was always making things. So anyways I filled the pot with water, got a few things from the garden and some things from the yard like a pealed and cleaned Queen Ann's lace, a type of weed. I put it all together and watched it boil over the flame of the blow torch.
When I felt it was done, I let it cool and pretended to eat it. I actually do remember tasting it too. I think it was not bad either. I later gave it to our chickens at the time. I regularly did that. Sometimes I even fried worms for them too. LOL But hay I was regularly lonely, sometimes bored but mostly curious and totally creative. That’s just how I made some entertainment that’s all.
Chlodacious4 years ago
The first REAL thing I ever made (and by that I mean my own recipe) was this weird spinach concoction that my older brother actually liked for some reason. Basically I just took a huge bag of spinach added some olive oil and about 6-8 garlic cloves, (which is like half a thing of garlic) and sauteed it until it was cooked. then I divided it into two servings and grated on as much Parmesan cheese as humanly possible. I am fairly sure that the only reason my brother liked it was because he was cutting weight for wrestling season and this would burn off fairly easily. Anyhoo, this was his favorite food he could have until wrestling season was over and then as soon as he could eat what he wanted he immediately forgot about it and ate as much food as possible, consisting mainly of meat, which meant that this didn't make the cut. Although as soon as wrestling season starts next year, he is probably going to ask me to make it again, although this time with a little less garlic. :)
The first thing that I made on my own was scrambled eggs back when I was about 8 or so. I never liked the way my mom scrambled eggs because she would overcook them to the point that they had spots of browning. By making them myself I could make them nice and runny like I like them.
bajablue (author)  MikeyWalnuts4 years ago
Hey mdamaso! I like my eggs scrambled "soft", too.
Hay bajablue! I like your taste in food! I just went through your past Instructables and wow are there a lot of great looking recipes in there. That apple glazed turkey looks delicious and the jalapeno pie, well, you don't know this yet but I live for jalapenos!
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