Last week, we asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what dishes and drinks everyone should be able to cook for themselves. We heard some basic sauces, delicious dishes and drinks that are easy to make, and some other foods that require bedrock cooking skills. Now we're curious what you think everyone should be able to make for themselves or their families.
One of the things that we heard after last week's feature was that many of the suggested dishes weren't as basic as some thought they would be. There were no noodles or porridge or scrambled eggs on the list. Our chefs said that it's more important to get a good dish under your belt that you can make anytime and requires skills that will take you farther than instant oatmeal or a cup of noodles, but we want to know what you think.
What are some of the things you're glad you learned how to make, and that you think everyone should be able to prepare well, regardless of skill level? How do you make them? Share your recipes in the comments below.