Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

Baldo

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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, about 6 years ago

    Tia Carmen reminds me of Grandma – Mom would ask her how much of an ingredient to add to a recipe and Grandma would reply, “oh, some.”

    (Grandma was an excellent cook, BTW, just didn’t go by the book is all.)

  2. Parethed

    Parethed GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Sounds like my Grandma, rayannina, I don’t think I ever saw her use a measuring cup…and she was the best cook ever…

  3. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Hey this is great gma … too bad we’ll never get it again.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, about 6 years ago

    That’s *my* style of cooking! Of course, I’ve degenerated to a “open this box, open that can” style of cook.

  5. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    I’m no good at “eyeballing,” I gotta have measuring cups. Especially when I’m making something for the first time.

  6. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 6 years ago

    I have a cookbook with metric conversions for pinch, dab, some, sufficient, bit, and handful.

  7. joe

    joe said, about 6 years ago

    “Measuring cups? We don’ need no stinkin’ measurin’ cups.” No great cooks use those things.

  8. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, about 6 years ago

    Well, lousy cooks don’t use them either. If I tell you that you cook just like my grandma, I’m insulting you. Her cooking is so bad it’s turned into a family joke.

  9. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 6 years ago

    When my wife and her cousin were teenagers they spent a day with their Grandmother making tamales. As grandma grabbed a hand full of this or that they made her throw it in a measuring cup and wrote it down to get the recipe.

  10. hausof7mau

    hausof7mau said, about 6 years ago

    fbjsr that was cheating! The only time I ever saw my dad or my grandmother measure anything, was when it was a new recipe, so they could get an idea how it was supposed to work. Then they would try it a few times, then make adjustments. Then it was theirs.

  11. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    good question, Tia! recipes are only guidelines

  12. Ann

    Ann GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    That’s why there’s grams! A pinch of this, a dab of that… :)

    I’m one of the cooks that measure the first time around, then I go nuts with the recipe the second time around. Unless it’s baking, because the cake won’t rise well if you don’t measure carefully!

  13. pattybf

    pattybf said, about 6 years ago

    Hi fbjst: Before I got married I did that with my Mom. Followed her around for all her best recipes and got the measurements. My mom has passed but her recipes live on with me and her grandkids because of this, so I don’t consider it cheating as haus thinks. We can all make the originals or change it up as we all have over the years.

  14. Jen

    Jen said, about 6 years ago

    Just like my mother & MIL,and I’m slowly turning into them. Which is great, because they are both awesome cooks/bakers! I learned more by just watching them.

  15. pilover3.1415926

    pilover3.1415926 said, about 6 years ago

    My Dad’s famous broccolli recipe is “Oh a little bit that and about two palmfuls of this, a few lemons…”

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