Whoops, hadn’t been writing. Have, however, faithfully adhered to
constraints of CookOrDie. Last Wednesday, threw together quickie lunch
of ground beef, pork and beans, and bacon (real bacon!) in hamburger
buns. Decent meal – reminded me a bit of some meal I’d eaten before
Preparation was fairly simple.
– Attempted to cook bacon.
– Became disturbed as bacon does not brown after a few minutes of cooking.
– Suspected that constant flipping to check doneness did not contribute to quick cooking of bacon.
– Consoled self by browning 1/8 kg. of ground beef in same pan.
– Opened can of pork and beans impulsively bought day before and dumped contents in aforementioned pan.
– Stirred for a few minutes and poured results into hastily cleaned plastic container.
– Stuffed extra hamburger buns into storage bags and into ref.
– Grabbed remaining hamburger buns and container with meat and beans mixture and headed off to school.
Another quickie meal as had class in less than 30 minutes.
– Grab large pink potatoes from supermarket, as convenience justifies expense.
– Also buy 1/8 kg. ground beef.
– Ensure that salt, pepper, and bacon bits containers were firmly closed. Throw them into school bag for very quick lunch in school.
– Hastily wash large plastic container in school.
– Pop washed, pricked, pink potato into container and microwave for 5 minutes.
– Flip pink potato.
– Pack ground beef into small plastic container and place it into microwave along with flipped potato.
– Microwave potato and beef for 2 minutes.
– Pour some bacon bits onto plastic lid. Microwave for 20 seconds to make bacon bits crunchy.
– Pick up ground beef with fork, as fat had rendered in the plastic container. Place ground beef in large container with well-cooked potato.
– Dump bacon bits into large container.
– Tear potato apart with fork and spoon, effectively mashing potato with beef and bacon bits. Sprinkle with lots of pepper and mix thoroughly.
– Look at the clock and start panicking.
- Microwave second pink potato for 5 minutes.
– Cook half of second slice of bacon. (Still unable to figure out how to get nice, crispy bacon, and am about to give up and always chuck it into the microwave.)
– Brown ground beef. Add plenty of salt and pepper. (This is starting to sound very familiar.)
– Flip potato and microwave for another 2 minutes.
– Mash potato, beef, and bacon together.
– Add diced cheese to amalgam and mix thoroughly.
– Pop into microwave and set for a few minutes under “Grill” in attempt to brown potato mixture nicely..
Parents very supportive of CookOrDie project. Suspect they find it
funny as youngest daughter makes far-out attempts to become
“independent girl” while still remaining v. close to parents. To wit:
have told them about double-entry accounting (but have been slipping
these days due to rush-rush CookOrDie grocery shopping), CookOrDie
project, and even contemplated SewOrDie project as cannot easily find
clothes to wear – teacher clothes somewhat boring, but most clothes my
size too casual. (That said, find The Black Shop a nice place to
As result of parental support, have now acquired full complement of
pots, pans, and knives. Parents have thankfully kept space and cooking
limitations of CookOrDie project in mind – no huge woks or
Parents unbelievably keen on youngest daughter learning how to cook.
Parents enlisted help of company cook in teaching how to make rice,
although as had been very busy this weekend, had not actually had
time. However, performed rice experiment earlier with mom with great
Cooked 1/2 cup rice traditional way and 1/2 cup rice microwave way.
Did not actually know correct microwave procedure, so guessed.
Microwave finished first, but had problems with boiling over – suspect
must use deeper casserole. Traditional way documented on rice package
resulted in good rice after 20 minutes, although also resulted in
crunchy part which most Filipinos like but personally am not
particularly fond of.
Also, prepared very first cup of tsokolate. May need strainer, but is
v. nice – although a bit rich. Perhaps water instead of milk is
Mom brought up ideas for trip abroad. Find am looking forward to
travelling the world and exchanging ideas. Am thinking of going to
Australia and New Zealand this summer to check out universities, as
many of the universities that do ComputerScienceEducationResearch are
there. Besides, remember AU as more fun than US, and have many friends
to visit. Wonder where Andrew Clausen is
now? Homepage says Victoria; should put
University of Melbourne on tour
map, as would very much like to thank Andrew for helping introduce me
to Linux. (Wonder if he still remembers how to play Speed?)
Ellen Spertus, who runs an interdisciplinary computer science
graduate program at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., is
attempting to break myths about computer geeks in the hopes of
bringing more women—and other persons with non-technical …
Oooh. Ellen Spertus was geek of the year or something like that. =)
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Watching the students help each other review gives me a warm and fuzzy
feeling. I know they’ll probably think it’s a way for me to get out of
teaching – and who knows, that’ll probably affect my evaluations – but
I think that in their communal meaning-making, they’re learning a lot
more than from my lectures.
What about the primarily visual learners? I’ve had a number of people
ask me for handouts. I should think about doing something in the line
of man perlintro…
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