I'm married and have a 21 year old son who is away at college. I no longer work outside the home as I have a disability that hinders my getting around. I love to decorate my home. I make wreaths, floral arrangements, sew curtains and do many other crafts. I also like to plan our garden. I draw everything out to scale then research the plants that we like. My husband is wonderful enough to do most all the work himself. I make all the potted plants for our yard. I love to bake but my hips show it! LOL
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would be anything Mexican. Enchalidas, tacos, burritos, refried beans. All with a lot of cheese. That's my favorite food! I also like to cook homemade spaghetti sauce. When I was first married my husband used to tell me that his spaghetti sauce was better than mine. It was an ongoing competition. Now he admits that no one, not even he can make sauce as good as mine. LOL I also like to make lasagna. That is a family favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna, meatballs with beefy mushroom sauce, beef stroganoff, swiss chicken, frittatas and breakfast for dinner!
My cooking triumphs
A sit down Christmas dinner for 30 people. Complete with ham, kielbasa and sour kraut, pierogi, potato casserole, yams, green bean casserole and salad. For dessert I made 8 trays of cookies, bar cookies, brownies, fudge and mini cheesecakes. I planned that meal for 2 months!
My cooking tragedies
I had my in-laws and my parents over for Mothers Day brunch. I followed the directions to the "T" for a crock pot western omlette bake. It came out so dry we had to choke it down with milk! I was mortified. Especially in front of my Mother in-law who is a typical little Polish lady who cooks like a professional!! Next time I will make sure to do a test run on any new dish I want to serve to guests!