Cooking. It's not a strength I posses. I'm not super domestic, so cleaning isn't a huge strength either.
There's a lot of people out there that are NOT good at cooking. Meals are burned, and nothing ever tastes the way it should. However, that's not what makes me a bad cook. Can I pull off a recipe if it's given to me, and all the ingredients are purchased for me by my husband? Yes.
Will the meal taste amazing? It depends on your definition of amazing. It also depends on what you're comparing my cooked meal to. Is the meal edible? Yes, more often than not, the meals I cook are edible. I've mastered the fine art of chili making in my slow cooker. I can do a decent meatloaf. Tacos are a favorite with my daughter, and I have to say my Mushroom Asiago Chicken is rather delicious.
I cannot promise the smoke detector won't go off, or that I won't burn myself on EVERYTHING I come in contact with, but I can promise I won't abandon ship in the middle of cooking a meal. Even if it starts to look like I'll need a burn unit visit, I continue on! I also can't promise I'll clean everything once I'm done, because I hate cleaning things after cooking. If it can't go in the dishwasher, it sits in the sink for a pretty long time.
When my husband married me, he knew I wasn't much use in the kitchen, nor was I much for cleaning. He witnessed me burn myself on the toaster oven every time I used it. Whatever cooking utensil I used, I burned myself on, because I insist on leaving the utensils lying across pots while I tend to something else. My fingers, wrists and hands have so many burn scars, you would think I spent all day, every day, in the kitchen. He also dealt with everything sitting in the sink, "so it can soak, and be easier to clean in a couple of days."
Now? I've got Get It Right cooking utensils. Burning has stopped, at least from leaving stuff laying on the tops of the pots. I've also got no excuse for letting these things soak, because they can go right into the dishwasher.
It's why I've replaced all my metal utensils with Get It Right utensils. The Ultimate Spatula is my favorite of my new utensils. I can use it for cooking, scraping out ingredients from bowls, and getting every last drop of food from my pans. It's like a squeegee for your pots, pans, bowls and plates. Gets every last drop of good stuff when you scrape, plus it won't damage the pots, because it's made out of this awesome rubbery material.
The rubbery material is why it doesn't get hot when you leave it near the hot stove, which has lessened a lot of the burning flesh aroma when I cook! When I pick up any of my GIR utensils from the heat, they aren't hot. It makes it easier to cook alongside the kids, too.
Once I'm done cooking, the GIR goes right into the dishwasher.
I have to be honest, it's made it a lot more fun to cook in my kitchen. One week, I cooked THREE TIMES. What?!!! Crazy.
Less burns. Cleaning is easier. The utensils are solid, sturdy and really pretty colors. I've got every utensil, and each one is a different color. But man, the Ultimate Spatula is probably my most favorite, because it's sort of the perfect size for cooking in my pans. Ground beef, chicken, mushrooms, veggies....everything can be done with the spatula.
Now, if only they could figure out how to make pots with handles made of this stuff, about 80 percent of my burns would probably not even happen!