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Aug 31, 2011 05:51 PM

Do you sing while cooking?

For some reason, I sing bits of opera when I cook, whatever I'm cooking. Maybe I like the drama and passion . . .

Do you sing while you cook? If so, what do you like to sing?

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  1. I find myself humming whatever tune is caught in my brain. Sometimes I hum the same phrase over and over again, driving myself nuts.

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    1. re: sueatmo

      Me too. I pretty much have an earworm of some song or another all my waking hours. Sometimes it's a song I know all of and sometimes it just a line and I don't know the rest.

      1. re: sueatmo

        @sueatmo and Sooeygun, we're wired similarly! Whenever ciabatta crosses my mind (god forbid I make a strata, then it's with me for HOURS), I cannot get this one out of my head--chi-baba, chi-baba, Chihuahua!

        Less cooking-related, more a life condition...words or phrases always bring songs to mind. It tends to keep me smilin'. So may I haunt you and others with Peggy Lee next time you think of ciabatta! :P

        1. re: kattyeyes

          Another version for those who don't sing, but like to shake their hips. Courtesy of Santana.

      2. I sing (badly), I dance (even worse), and I generally goof around (but never with knives). I really enjoy cooking.

        1. I sing all the time, whatever I'm doing! I did sing opera in college, so I do a bit of that still. I have small children at home, so we often are all singing some kid song or other, and I let them help in the kitchen whenever possible. And then, sometimes a little R&B or gospel when I feel like dancing too, although that can be a little difficult to do during some recipes lol.

          1. When I sing while I cook the drain clogs.

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                1. re: Veggo

                  Had to google him. Recognized the name, but didn't attach it to the Righteous Brothers at first. Yes. That is a voice that would clear drain clogs, I think...

            1. I put the radio on while cooking a big meal, like Sunday dinner or Thanksgiving dinner and I sing pretty loudly to whatever is on.
              If I'm just quickly whipping up something on a weeknight, I usually sing the Star Spangled Banner or something by Janis Joplin.

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              1. re: iluvcookies

                So take a...take another little bit of my flag, now baby, take a...

                1. re: Veggo

                  Busted flat in Baton Rouge, with the rockets red glare....

                  Last night I made chicken and was singing Mother's Little Helper by the Rolling Stones. DH says that was surreal/

                  1. re: iluvcookies

                    Ha! Love that last one. I'll have to try Mother's Little Helper when DH is around.

                    1. re: three of us

                      Works best when making instant cake and frozen steak :)