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Cooking with one hand...

Kajikit | Jan 9, 2010 01:46 PM

I think I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome. My dominant hand has been playing up since New Year's Day and it's getting frustrating! We're going to a potluck dinner tomorrow and I had to resort to a Stouffers frozen lasagna for my contribution instead of my usual made-from-scratch productions. I can cut stuff up but not finely, and I can stir pots but not if they're heavy, and so on... yesterday I made a beef shank stew in the oven using a bag of frozen soup vegetables so I didn't have to chop anything. It wasn't the best stew in the world, but it was edible. The day before I made burritos, but the amount of stirring I had to do to get the ground beef broken up and cooked properly was a real strain on my wrist. What's worse is DH can't even boil water so I can't get HIM to help me... We went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch today and I had to get DH to dish up my salad because I couldn't manage the tongs. We've been eating a lot of take out and frozen food, and I need suggestions for one-handed cooking!

PS. DH is going to Michigan next week, so it'll just be me and I'm planning to eat a lot of lean cuisines and frozen vegetables... but he'll be back on Friday and ready for a home-cooked meal.

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