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    Injured one handed cooking...HELP!!

    TiffanyH #2
    Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:35 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    i've recently re-injured a broken wrist and now have to do everything one handed, including chickenpeck typing icon_confused.gif there is a lot of 'backspace' 'backspace' going on here, lol. what makes it worse is its the hand i write with of course. any ideas on meals that i can make up with one hand and minimal help?? feeding 3 kids + me. & one is a vegetarian. help!!!!
    Charmie777
    Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:49 am
    Forum Host
    Wow! So sorry! Hope you heal quickly.
    I would purchase salad already prepped in bags. Rotisserie chicken for quick add ins. Prepared pastas like ravioli with prepared sauces.
    Frozen vegies. Trying to think of less knife work. icon_confused.gif
    SarasotaCook
    Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:52 pm
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    I had wrist surgery 10 years ago. I cooked every night, but as C said. Bagged salad, precut veggies, frozen is ok. Soups are easy to make especially buying pre cut items. You can cook some breasts and they fall apart, NO knife skills, so they can just be pulled.

    But lots of soups which can be made without cooking.

    Beef cubes in the crock, gravy mix, water, frozen pearl onions, and wine, cover and cook on low. NO chopping. Serve over pasta. And yes, with a spider you can scoop out the pasta.

    Pasta and sauce, frozen meatballs you can jazz up.

    Even a store bought lasagna can be accompanied with a store bought salad and garlic bread.

    Pork chops can be made in the crock pot.
    I make a pork loin with tomatoes and mushrooms soup, crock pot and it is todie for, and easy. Serve over rice ...

    So yes, I would go easy, premade and cut, until you can cut. Make life easy. You don't want to hurt your wrist trust me, I did to much and paid for it.
    mickeydownunder
    Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:39 am
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    Have been there done that for a different reason...but was one handed for quite some time too

    My friends call me the Eternal Optimist so hope you continue to recover each and every day and stay positive on what you CAN do!

    LOTS of recipes!

    Good blog; not related to owners but the title says it all

    http://onehandrecipes.blogspot.com.au/

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386256

    If you are typing here, you are well on your way re positiveness!!

    Good luck and continue in good vibes

    https://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?t=53208

    http://www.thekitchn.com/good-question-what-can-i-cook-1-77677

    My nana always used to say One is neither the first, nor the last of anything in this world and followed by someone always has it worse...

    When one only has one arm for whatever reason, one only needs to look to someone who has no arms icon_smile.gif

    Hope this helps

    Good Luck!

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