Marissa: How can I help?
Juan Carlos: Um…why don’t you Iron the Tablecloth and Set the table?
Marissa: I already did that. I want to help with the cooking.
Juan Carlos: Okay, you can Scrub these potatoes, Peel the carrots, and Rinse these grapes.
Marissa: All right, I’ll do that, but I think you’re just giving me the Scut work. I want to do some real cooking.
Juan Carlos: Well okay, I guess you could Cut up this chicken and then Chop these vegetables. After that, you can Saute the vegetables in this pan.
Marissa: Great! Now, how do you saute? I’ve never done it before.
Juan Carlos: What?! Forget it. You can Steam the vegetables instead.
Marissa: Okay, just show me how.
Juan Carlos: Never mind. Here, just Beat these eggs and Slice these onions. When you’re done, you can Toss that salad.
Marissa: But I want To whip up some Gourmet dishes. When can I cook?
Juan Carlos: That’s a good question. Ask me again when you’ve learned how!
Preparing Food for Cooking