May 28, 2004

First Supper

POST #    1073

Jesus had his last supper, last night I had my first supper (Blaspheme! Blaspheme!!) at my new apartment. Using my order from Fresh Direct, my new oven and range to cook the meal, execution was less than perfect. My excuses? I don't really cook - I think the last time I did was back at my old apartment in Murray Hill - and I lacked some required cookware. I'm also lacking some vital pieces of furniture, but that's another issue.

The actual meal turned out decent, but it obviously wasn't anything too fancy or difficult. Baby steps, baby steps. As you can see, the meal was carbohydrate-laden. Spaghetti with some sort of tomato sauce that I put mushrooms and asparagus into, parmesan cheese, corn on the cob, and beer. Not pictured is the garlic bread. Not bad for a first meal at the apartment. Next up, some more intense use of the oven and learning how to cook.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 9:17 AM



i find it very amusing that you used a frying pan to boil the pasta in. but then again, i find it funny that sam boils water for tea in a pot instead of a tea kettle.

me thinks a large pot will be a good housewarming present.

Posted by: dahl at May 28, 2004 9:42 AM

yeah, i kind of left my large pot behind when i left college (cooking pot, that is). my mom wasn't very happy about that.

that sounds like a great housewarming present. i don't have a kettle either. but do young people even buy "real" housewarming gifts? because booze would be just as good.

Posted by: tien at May 28, 2004 9:49 AM

I just want to warn you that you should clean up immediately after cooking your meal on the stove top. I have the same stove and if you don't clean up your splattered ramen soup for example, you'll have permanent marks on the surface. Not good if it's brand new.

Posted by: c at May 28, 2004 10:12 AM

The Last Supper was in your new apartment?? Don't let the middle-east know (unless you've got lots of guest towels)!

That meal looks pretty good, though!

Posted by: matt at May 28, 2004 10:14 AM

Being that you "don't cook," it's doubly impressive that you had three burners going at once. Looks good to me!

Posted by: Joclyn at May 28, 2004 10:15 AM

thanks for the tip c. i cleaned up after i finished eating and it was still a tad difficult removing the sauce.

matt, does the way i wrote that convey that jesus also had his meal at my apartment? i thought i was okay.

thanks joclyn. it was hard but i had a little help and we managed.

Posted by: tien at May 28, 2004 10:41 AM

I'm not much of a cook either but I have gotten better. I have some easy recipes that taste really good and look a lot more difficult than they really are. If you want some of them, email me!

Posted by: Heather at May 28, 2004 12:35 PM


I am drolling over your stove top. It is beautiful.

I remember when I started to look at vacuum commercials and think, "wow that one is really cool, I bet it sucks up the dirt the best - I want one." I am now looking at your stove that way. "Wow it even has a grill on it, I bet it cooks superduper."

Ahh, getting older and settling can be so much fun. Can I have your couch too?


Posted by: Christiona at May 28, 2004 1:35 PM

your blashphomous comment is up there with the comment i made last easter about how they should have checked if jesus was dead before burrying him...that was before i realizing that i was surrounded by christians

nice cook wear....though, if you're gonna have a nice kitchen, can't go about publishing ghetto style appliances....

either way...envious of good food....i lasted eight months so far on frozen veggies and iceberg here have just started carrying romane lettuce and other fresh greens, but they only come once a week

Posted by: stam at May 28, 2004 1:47 PM

christiona, it's not actually a grill. just a place to put pots and stuff, i think. and no, you can't have my couch.

stam, i could honestly care less if offend christians or any other religious people.

Posted by: tien at May 28, 2004 1:52 PM

The key is to wipe up the stove after every use. It take 30 seconds, but believe me, you'll be happy when you're not scrapping away dried on sauce or something.

Posted by: Jen at May 28, 2004 5:10 PM

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