Re: Cooking req's
Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 08:56:45 EDT
In a message dated 9/20/98 10:53:16 PM, a Scouter wrote:
> The mechanics of the actual cooking would be very similar among
>the three meals, so a Scout would not learn much more from the last two than
On the contrary: mistakes made on the first (and there will be!) can be
corrected on the second, and the third can be the experience that really
solidifies the lesson.
It's not just the mchanics of cooking-- how to chop vegies, boil water, stir
something without burning it--- it's the whole organization of the meal: fuel
gathering/set up, order of ingredients' use, timing it for serving it all
together (ever have cold, gluey pasta waiting for the sauce to heat up? or the
meat takes a lot longer to cook than the vegies? Do you know how LONG it takes
to boil water???), equipment planning, cleanup, the whole nine yards.
Once my kid's patrol was going out for a weekend campout and my kid was
raiding the stash of camping gear for what looked like a huge number of pots
and pans and tools. "Why," asks myself, "so many?"
"Well, comes the answer, I need this one to cook my meal, Bob will use this
one, Nat will use these.... "
"But what about, like, washing them between meals and just using one set of
utensils?" says I.
Hmmmmm, never thought of that. In part, because each of the three of them was
planning only one meal without regard to the rest of it.
Organization and planning....
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