Why I hate to Cook

Essay by TonnymontanaCollege, UndergraduateB+, September 2007

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I Hate to CookThe smell of raw fish and the sight of uncooked poultry can make me nauseated. The thought of putting my hands on cold bloody slabs of defrosted beef makes me want to run in terror. The heat coming off a burning hot stove and me being the one behind it, is worse than death its' self. What could be worse than death you say? I say cooking is worse than death. This is why I hate to cook.

Why do I hate to cook so much, first it's so time consuming. Figuring out what to make for dinner is like trying to figure out what topic I should write for an essay in my English class. Chicken or beef, or something much easier, a pre-cooked meal that serves six to eight people that, I can just throw in the oven. Usually in my refrigerator there isn't such a thing as a pre-cooked meal.

After I figure out what type of meal I am going to make, it has already taken me twenty minutes just to do that. More of my time wasted. I could have been doing other things such as going to the nearest fast food restaurant and buying everyone in the house dinner. Waiting for meat to thaw out is another example of time wasted. I could have taken the chicken out of the freezer the night before, but I didn't. So now I have to wait and figure out what side dishes can go with chicken.

The second part of why I hate to cook so much is the preparation of it all. Slaving over a hot stove, waiting for the water to boil, trying to calculate what I need to start to cook first so everything will be done and ready, instead of...