Yes, I'm a 33 year old man and I am just now trying to learn how to cook, and get away from "bachelor" foods.
Measuring carrots would be easy, just cut them and put them in a cup. But what about broccoli? Or green peppers (like the recipe I am trying to cook
now). How in the heck do you get a half of cup of green peppers?
Thanks! That's what I figured but it just seemed strange since the way you cut them would determine how they fill up a measuring cup. I already
caught my first mistake tonight. The directions said a saucepan. I thought a saucepan was a big frying pan, so I put the ingredients in a frying pan.
It didn't look right, so I googled "saucepan" and found out the direction meant a small pot! Why didn't they say so!
Hmmmmmm. If you are a real "stickler", try putting the broccoli into a blender, then you can get a cup of broccoli by simply POURING the broccoli
exactly up to the "one cup" level on your measuring cup. This may not be what Grandma's recipe called for figuratively, but it certainly is if you
take Grandma literally.
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