Dangerous Chef Tara

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I am definitely not the sort who belongs in the kitchen. Well, that’s partially true. I can cook to an extent, but I always manage to break something . . .

I made Spaghetti alla Bolognese and garlic bread tonight. This is my recipe of success:

Tara’s Ghetto Spaghetti alla Bolognese
1. Cook 1lb of ground beef (93% lean).
2. As it cook, put in a teaspoon of mashed up garlic and half an onion chopped up.
3. Toss in a jar of Prego traditional tomato sauce into the meat. Let it simmer for a while.
4. Boil the wheat noodles with some olive oil and salt.
5. When everything’s done, drain the noodles and put them on the plate with the sauce.

Tara’s Ghetto Garlic Bread
1. Get some bread (in my case, I bought some rye campagne) onto a greased (olive oil) baking pan.
2. In a bowl, melt butter or margarine (I used “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!”), put in some mashed up garlic, stir the butter mixture, and then spoon it liberally onto the bread.
3. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5-7 minutes.
4. Arrange it nicely on the plate of pasta and enjoy!

Sounds like a simple procedure, right? Not. The kitchen exploded with enough messy dishes to last a week, and I broke one of my mum’s wooden chopsticks she uses for cooking. In fact, those stupid chopsticks broke when I was trying to take them out of the drawers ~_~;;;

I’m just glad I didn’t break the freaking stove! I swear, whenever I touch something, it breaks. Like those that one time times I broke a toilet. Don’t ask. Anyway, that’s my Iron Dangerous Chef adventure for the month!


  1. Mmmm that spaghetti bolognese sounds good!

    I’m a klutz in the kitchen myself. I’m constantly breaking glasses while trying to wash them.

    I used to have a big problem with using up lots of utensils as well, especially when it comes to unfamiliar recipes. However, I find that when there’s a few recipes that you stick to, you tend to learn to minimise the number of utensils required quite quickly.

    • I broke a coffee pot once! That was fun ~_~;;; And a glass just literally BROKE when I grabbed it once. My mum thinks I am cursed or something.

      I just wished I had a dishwasher to load all my messy dishes and utensils when I am done cooking. Washing them by hand isn’t very fun! XD;;;;;

  2. Without pasta, I think I would have starved my first year living on my own. I think once you master the pasta, you’ll be fine.

    • Pasta’s fairly easy. My speciality is boiling ramen, though. I make a mean bowl of ramen :D

  3. Yummy, can’t go wrong with pasta and meat sauce XD I don’t think I’ve broken anything in the kitchen, but I do have a really bad habit of being a mess. The worst is when I’m baking. Flour everywhere!

    • Hee! Usually when I bake, it’s all from the boxes, so I don’t have to worry about the flour part at least! :D

  4. A klutz in the kitchen eh? Hahaha my mom would ban me from the kitchen if I am a klutz! She already doesn’t like it when I am messy whenever I cook or bake(baking something makes so much mess xD but its fun though DD

    • It can be fun, but so much work! LOL. But yeah, me and my mum actually BUTT HEADS in the kitchen at times because we each have our ways of doing stuff . . . but I think we’ve mellowed out over the years now, hahaha. :D

  5. That sounds like me when I first started cooking. Practice is the key. Just keep trying and eventually you will get a bit better at cooking! If I can do it anyone can!

    • Yeah, I know :D I just wished I had all these fancy tools to help make cooking (and cleaning) easier when I’m in the kitchen! Like a robot to chop up stuff for me since I really am crap at chopping and am always fearing I’ll lose a finger or two while doing it, hahaha!

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