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I find it rather odd, but some people hate to cook, especially people my age (early 30s). I was brought up in a family who loved to cook and started preparing food when I was really young.
To this day I spend hours preparing large meals throughout the whole year, not just the holidays. To get people more involved in cooking will really help them.
You can only eat so much fast food before you’re the size of house, not to mention all the nutrients you are missing out on.
To help those who aren’t good at cooking or simply hate to prepare their own food, here are a few gift ideas that will make it much easier for them.
There are so many great things I can say about this gift. First of all, they make a wonderful gift because they the whole meal preparation thing easier by allowing the person to place all the ingredients into the vessel before leaving for work and then come home to a wonderful, homemade dinner.
Second, slow cookers make clean up easier by only dirtying one pot. These appliances also make things easier by allowing them to avoid preparation.
He or she can buy precut vegetables, stew meat, and a few seasonings and they have a meal. These devices are also very forgiving if you forget to thaw something out.
Just pop the frozen meat into the machine and set on low for an hour or two longer than planned. Crock pots and slow cookers also help introduce people to preparing their own food.
With one of these devices the new chef will start experimenting with new seasonings, sauces, etc and might possibly start to love cooking.
George Forman Grill
What if the only thing that the home chef had to do was place a piece of seasoned meat on an indoor grill and wait a few minutes for supper? What if they could even place some peppers and onions next to that meat and place a bun on a warmer built right into the machine?
All this is possible with a George Forman Grill. Another great feature is being able to take a steak, burger, chicken breast, etc straight from the freezer to the grill and still cook it in less than 10 minutes.
The George Forman Grill is perfect for breakfast; you can cook bacon on the grill, while warming pastries on the top. It’s also good for lunch; you can make a grilled cheese sandwich on it. It’s also great for supper; you can make several great dishes ranging from salmon to steak to a grilled wrap.
All this in one machine.
Best of all, the George Forman Grill is nonstick and easy to clean up. This is the ultimate easy kitchen gift.
Lots of different food items on one kitchen appliance. With this gift the cook will be able to make pancakes, eggs, and sausage all at one time, in one pan.
At lunch, they’ll be able to make hamburgers with pan fried potatoes. At supper, they will be able to make chicken breasts with sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and onions.
All this in one dish, all at the same time.
If this gift doesn’t make cooking easier, give up on the chef!
Does the cook claim to hate food preparation because it takes to long? Well, not anymore.
The exact opposite of a slow cooker; a pressure cooker will serve a meal in a fraction of the time that it normally takes. These devices are nothing like they used to be; the once had a bad reputation for exploding.
Now all models have several safety features that prevent this from occurring such as redundant pressure valves and seals that will intention burst before the boiler reaches a critical temperature.
These products will usually come with a recipe booklet and will explain how long it takes to prepare certain items. The recipient of this fine gift will be really surprised that they can make a roast in less than thirty minutes.
I hope these gift ideas will be items that help the cook in your life have an easier time with food preparation.
These products are meant to encourage the person to make wholesome and nutritious meals at home and stay away from fast food. With these gifts, cleanup is also minimized.
About Lynne Jaques
Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!