That's sexist...some of yall women out here can't cook either. I, however, am not one of them. I love to cook & find it incredibly relaxing. I think everyone can cook if they really tried. Can you read a recipe? Work a knife? Turn on a stove? Aight, then you're good money.
First, yall gotta go to the grocery store. Your refrigerator isn't just for beer & Ciroc, you can put food in there too. When you go to the store, get some staples: pasta, chicken, spices, ground beef, milk, eggs, spaghetti sauce, olive oil. (There are more but I'm not writing a book here.) These basics will carry you through your most basic meal.
Next, find a recipe. I love recipe blogs & the Food Network; you probably don't. That's cool, but do you wanna eat? Okay then. You should find recipes that have a few steps and a short prep time, like 15 minutes. Your first time it'll probably take you a bit longer, but that's okay. Just google some of those staples (i.e. chicken breast, pasta, olive oil) and a number of recipes will pop up.
Then, follow the damn recipe.
A quick pause for the cause: please clean up your kitchen. Don't just leave those dishes lying in the sink...it's cheapens your great accomplishment.
Finally, women love a man who can cook. AND cooking dinner for your lady will cost you a lot less than taking her out. Everybody wins!
As a good teacher, I can't just tell you what to do & not give you an example. So here's your first recipe!
Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and Pepper
- Preheat broiler. Rinse chicken thighs; pat dry. Arrange thighs, skin side down, on a broiler pan. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary and garlic. Brush 1/3 of mixture over chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
- Using tongs, turn chicken thighs skin side up. Brush 1/3 of lemon-juice mixture over skin and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until thighs are browned, about 7 minutes.
- Turn off broiler and set oven to 450°F. Brush final 1/3 of lemon-juice mixture over chicken (discard any leftover lemon-juice mixture) and return pan to oven. Bake until juices run clear when pricked with a fork and meat is no longer pink at the bone, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.