Quiz about Grandma tries to teach Swimgirl how to cook
Quiz about Grandma tries to teach Swimgirl how to cook

Grandma tries to teach Swimgirl how to cook! Quiz


Please join Grandma as she attempts to teach the high school girl that there is more to life than Ramen noodles and pizza delivery. (OK - I did live on that for awhile, but still!)

A multiple-choice quiz by Jinxgirl. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Jinxgirl
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
383,191
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
525
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (10/10), jeffcharlotte (10/10), stephedm (8/10).
1. What would Grandma use to truss a chicken? Hint

Fancy white paper "hats" on its legs when served
Bailing wire
Twine
Rosemary and Thyme garnish

2. Flour, ice water, butter and a hint of vinegar make up Grandma's secret recipe for pie crust. Which implement would she use to complete her dessert? Hint

Pie mangle
Bowling ball
Crust tamper
Rolling pin

3. When baking a cake, Grandma always insists that Swimgirl greases (butters), flours and lines the layer cake pans with what item? Hint

Newspaper
Parchment Paper
Tin foil
Paper towels

4. Welcome to Sunday dinner at Grandma's house. She cooked so everyone else cleans up. Auntie Nicole clears the table, I wash the implements and hand them to Swimgirl to dry. What does she use to accomplish this task in the shortest time? Hint

a dish drainer
a dish towel
her Sheltie pets (woof!)
a Lucite vacuum dryer

5. At Grandma's picnic, she called Swimgirl aside and asked her to help the neighbor place the condiments on the table because the lady was a layabout. Swimgirl used a circular serving device which might bring to mind the neighbor's name? Hint

Duxelle
Cozy Platter
Tarantula
Lazy Susan

6. Swimgirl loves pasta...carbs are great for swimmers before a meet. Grandma cooked a simple tomato sauce with noodles for our girl. Which kitchen item did she use after the pasta was done and before she served the dish? Hint

Colander
Gravy Boat
Dish Drainer
Lemur

7. Grandma has a hand-held tool that is similar to a large garlic press. It is used to force food through holes to ensure a smooth puree. She asked Swimgirl to use this item to help her prepare a side dish for dinner. Despite its name, which if these is NOT a dish that she would make with this utensil? Hint

Potatoes
Rice
Fruits
Baby foods

8. Swimgirl loves stringed instruments. Which of following is an implement that she would find in Grandma's kitchen? Hint

Cello
Birch Stirrer
Mandolin
Mandoline

9. Here's an easy one. Grandma is teaching Swimgirl to make custard. They place the egg and cream mixture in a "Bain Marie" to come to a gentle simmer. What do us real folk call this pot? Hint

Cuisinart tisane
Froid Pottage
Texas saucepot
Double boiler

10. Which of the following foods does NOT use cheesecloth in their preparation? Hint

Tofu
Aioli
Ghee
Quark


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What would Grandma use to truss a chicken?

Answer: Twine

Grandma was one of the early 1900's Texas ranch generation that ran outside, grabbed the oldest hen and did the deed because the family must be fed. To truss the chicken (or turkey) means to bind the legs and/or wings of the carcass with kitchen twine to allow it to bake in a compact unit (i.e. no burnt bits.)

Rosemary and thyme are superb seasonings and fancy paper "hats" on the legs are lovely additions when serving if one wants to impress the neighbors. Usually, I am lucky to even get the chicken and side dishes on the table before Hubby, Swimgirl and (boyfriend) Trapshooter dig in. I guess that's a compliment to my cooking if not my dinner presentation skills!
2. Flour, ice water, butter and a hint of vinegar make up Grandma's secret recipe for pie crust. Which implement would she use to complete her dessert?

Answer: Rolling pin

I have a rolling pin that has inches marked on it so that I may measure the size of the pie crusts that I never make. However, it's nice to know it's there in case I suddenly find the pie crust urge. (I had fun with the other answers...in fact, they are more in line with the way I cook!)
3. When baking a cake, Grandma always insists that Swimgirl greases (butters), flours and lines the layer cake pans with what item?

Answer: Parchment Paper

The bottoms of a fancy layer cake pan should be greased and floured then covered with a circle of parchment paper (or in a pinch, waxed paper) which is then greased and floured in its own right before the batter is added. (Eewww - the other options are just yucky!)
4. Welcome to Sunday dinner at Grandma's house. She cooked so everyone else cleans up. Auntie Nicole clears the table, I wash the implements and hand them to Swimgirl to dry. What does she use to accomplish this task in the shortest time?

Answer: a dish towel

One clears, one washes and one dries with a dish towel. The Shelties refuse to do anything but lick the plates...they are hopeless with drying and putting away. I invented the term "Lucite vacuum dryer" but perhaps it would be a good thing to help in kitchen cleanup!
5. At Grandma's picnic, she called Swimgirl aside and asked her to help the neighbor place the condiments on the table because the lady was a layabout. Swimgirl used a circular serving device which might bring to mind the neighbor's name?

Answer: Lazy Susan

The serving item is a "Lazy Susan" which is a circular piece in the center of the table that rotates. It holds condiments so that people do not have to ask a neighbor to pass the salt. (A layabout is a synonym for lazy) Please invite me over if you make duxelle - mushrooms, shallots, herbs and wine! A Tarantula is a big spider, but was also known as a liquor display in the 19th century - various "arms" with diverse choice.

A Cozy Platter sounds nice - it might be a vintage record or hot chocolate, popcorn and a blankie on a snowy night!
6. Swimgirl loves pasta...carbs are great for swimmers before a meet. Grandma cooked a simple tomato sauce with noodles for our girl. Which kitchen item did she use after the pasta was done and before she served the dish?

Answer: Colander

Tricky one...a colander is used to drain boiled items such as pasta and veggies. A gravy boat is presented at the table to serve sauces and gravies. A dish drainer is typically used after the meal at the clean up time before Grandma calls the lemur in to finish off the leftovers.
7. Grandma has a hand-held tool that is similar to a large garlic press. It is used to force food through holes to ensure a smooth puree. She asked Swimgirl to use this item to help her prepare a side dish for dinner. Despite its name, which if these is NOT a dish that she would make with this utensil?

Answer: Rice

A potato ricer was an extremely useful tool before the age of the food processor. It helped with each of the options except (ironically) rice. (Some say that the utensil was called a ricer because it reduced potato meal to the size of rice...who knows?)
8. Swimgirl loves stringed instruments. Which of following is an implement that she would find in Grandma's kitchen?

Answer: Mandoline

A Mandoline is an implement used for slicing fruits and vegetables - Grandma uses this quite often to make salads, gratins and pies. A Mandolin is a musical instrument similar to a lute. A Cello and Birch Stirrer are quite nice in their own right.
9. Here's an easy one. Grandma is teaching Swimgirl to make custard. They place the egg and cream mixture in a "Bain Marie" to come to a gentle simmer. What do us real folk call this pot?

Answer: Double boiler

A Bain Marie is indeed a double boiler. You don't need a fancy set-up. A mixing bowl over a small pot of simmering water will do the trick. I completely made up the foils!
10. Which of the following foods does NOT use cheesecloth in their preparation?

Answer: Aioli

Tofu and Ghee are strained through cheesecloth as is Quark (a form of unsalted German cheese shaped through pressing on cheesecloth.) Aioli is a nice sauce made of garlic, egg, salt and olive oil - no cheesecloth is involved. (OK, I admit...the Quark answer immediately made me think of Star Trek. Dweeby, I know!)
Source: Author Jinxgirl

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