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Are You an Impatient Cook?

The other day YumSugar and I were talking about how hard it is to be a patient cook. She was complaining about waiting for her popsicles to freeze, and I mentioned that I've frosted my fair share of uncooled cookies. How about you?


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lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
I am impatient too. I made a chiffon cake last time and need to be inverted to let it cool down. I can't wait after half an hour, and of course the cake sink back down and does not look too good. :(
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Yes as a matter of fact I made an Ambrosia cake today and it was taking forever (it seemed) to cool so I popped it in the fridge to speed up the process. Since the recipe calls for cool whip it had to really be cooled before frosting. I hate waiting especially with cakes!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
When I cook for myself I am not really impatient because I know what's coming & when... but when I go home... my dad takes FOREVER to cook us all dinner and starts doing so when I am so incredibly hungry.... this is when I get really impatient and just plain cranky!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
it depends on what i'm making and how hungry i am...i can be
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
Yes! And I ruin food all the time because of it!
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
No, I know good things come to those who wait.
mominator mominator 9 years
I use to love to cook but the older I get the more impatient I become. I now look for the quick and easy recipes and even then I am impatient. Heck I have tried Rachel Rays 30 minute meal and I still do not know how she does because it takes me longer than that.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Thanks cravinsugar - I had no clue and now it's cute.
cmill38 cmill38 9 years
hate to wait! last night we ate crossiants that were definately still a little raw on the inside.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
amberhoney--the doggie is being impatient for food! lol
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
No, cooking is one of my biggest pleasure in life. I do it daily and love it. And what's up with the bathroom picture?
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
LOL @ ElizabethRae... I feel you on the cheesecake.
itsme3683 itsme3683 9 years
I don't think I've EVER allowed cupcakes or cookies to completely cool before I frost them, so the frosting always ended up melty and gross. I've started just sticking cupcakes straight into the freezer when they get out of the oven and leaving them there for a couple minutes while I tidy up/prepare frosting/whatever and then they're "cooled" enough to handle and frost!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Yes I am, but I hate sacrificing quality for it, so, while I am impatient i try to trick myself...I will take butter out to soften hours before i need it so i won't zap it in microwave, etc.
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 9 years
Add waiting for the water to boil. It can take foreverrrrr.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
i'm just an impatient person in general. i don't even like to wait the 20 minutes it takes to thaw phyllo dough...
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 9 years
i love to take my time and cook, things always turn out better if I can take my time. But sometimes I'm in such a rush to get things done or the hard parts out of the way because my 2 year old is screaming for mommy.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
Meh, I'm more of a lazy cook. I usually leave freshly baked cookies on the cooling rack for like an hour mainly because I'm too lazy/distracted to get up and get them. And usually, by the time I get to it, half of the batch is gone. (My Dad's a cookie monster)
NdHebert NdHebert 9 years
I used to be but certain flavors just cant come out when you cook impatiently. When was the last time you caramelized onions in 3 minutes?
lovemoi lovemoi 9 years
It depends on what i'm fixing
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I don't like waiting for things to chill, but I love the anticipation and the smell when a lasagna or cookies are in the oven.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Is that picture off?
stephley stephley 9 years
Geez, my family let me think I was the only person who couldn't stand to wait! Thanks for the validation.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I'm very bad at waiting. I what the clock most of the time I'm waiting.
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