Monday, September 8, 2008

Fall Cooking

It must be fall...

I started cooking again this past weekend. Although I cook in the summer, in the fall I start cooking "real food" again, comfort food, food made from scratch requiring more than 12 min. to boil or marinate.

So, far this fall I have made: grilled chicken w/ green beans and garlic-cheddar biscuits, cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, and brownies. Tonight, I chopped vegetables for chicken matzo ball soup, and prepared meatloaf. I will cook these last two foods this week, coming home to the aroma of a warm meal!

Although I like to cook, I dislike chopping onions; my eyes seem to water endlessly. So, I wear chemistry goggles while chopping onions, it prevents irritated eyes... Aside from looking like a What-not-to-wear Kitchen Edition participant, are there more adult ways to prevent onion tears?

14 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the safety goggles! :) I have not figured out a way to prevent the tears, but I might have to give your method a try!

Amy L said...

Oh Heidi, you and those silly goggles. My eyes do not water until the 3rd onion or so, but if you light a match it will clear the room after cutting an onion. I also heard that if you light a match and blow it out you can bite the un-charred end while you cut, and the carbon end will 'absorb' the fumes. Anyway, whatever works for you!

Anonymous said...

I once read somewhere to stick your tongue out, the onion is attracted to the moisture. I usually just cry...
Annu

Amanda Kay said...

Ha ha, love it! I was cutting an onion last week crying my eyes out! That's why I like vaidalia (SP?!) onions, they're sweeter and don't make you cry.

Megan Lorraine said...

the fall cooking thing must be catchy. I too find my self making a few more elaborate dinners..... calzones, italian veg. soup, although today we cheated. We got little ceasars.

Pete said...

Thanks! I will have suggested methods :) Heidi

Karen AMH said...

haha!! I remember those goggles from back in the day at our house on that one corner!

Sue said...

I've heard something about running the onion under cold water first...don't know if it works because like Annu, I cry.

Aleena said...

try chewing gum, or holding a piece of bread in your mouth. I just tried both when making onion strings, and they both seemed to work great for me!

Cheryl said...

I think I may have heard something about putting a cracker in your mouth when you are cutting it... who knows though, I'm in tears by the time I remember it!

Suz said...

Stick a piece of bread in your mouth, it WORKS! and seems odd, but for some reason it works?!?

Laura said...

Are you waiting for an explosion?

Maria said...

Good idea with the googles...I think I might just try that next time! haha :)

Pete said...

When I cook... explosions are not that uncommon! :)