This summer I am determined to learn to cook, and I'm not sure where to start. I've been looking at different recipes (chicken, protk, beef, etc), and many sound easy enough, but I want to start with the basics. For example, one hamburger recipe uses cooked bacon, so I guess cooking bacon should be one of the first things I learn to cook.. Another recipe called for browning some ground beef, so that is probably something I should learn first as well. definitely want to learn to make potato soup, and one recipe calls for cooked ham, so that's another thing for my "larn first" list.
What are other things I should learn to make first that I may need to use in other recipes.