Now that I am living with two other people, I have been made the official chef of the house. This is a bad idea, because I am no good at cooking. My area of expertise doesn't go far beyond microwave meals or macaroni and cheese.
We've had macaroni and cheese at least four times over the past three weeks. Besides for that, the only successful meal I've made is potato casserole. My other meals, like nachos or chicken with rice, have been met with non-enthusiasm. In the case of the five-year-old, they were met with an, "Ew, yucky!".
I'm still learning how to cook hamburgers. I never cooked hamburgers when I lived by myself, because they come in packs of 6. (Hamburger buns, of course, come in packs of 8. Why don't they match?!). Now that I'm cooking for three, one pack of hamburgers makes up two meals, not an entire week, so it's more reasonable.
The problem is that hamburgers have outsides and insides. It's difficult to get the outside cooked, without burning it. But it's even harder to get the inside cooked! I have no idea how to cook the inside of a burger, without turning the outside of the burger into blackened charcoal, which is what happened when I cooked both sides of the burger for ten minutes.
Last time, I made a mistake with the cooking spray somehow, and all the grease from the burgers jumped out of the pan. The entire stovetop and floor was covered with grease, and my hand was burned. I suppose that's one way to ensure the burgers aren't greasy...