Iam disabled with M.S. but that doesn't stop me from enjoying life in general! I have 5 kids and so many grands, I've lost tract!! lol...I collect thimbles and cookbooks. I can sit reading a cookbook for hours! I love cooking...and trying new types and methods in cooking. I have a 4 year old toy poodle, named Kodi and he loves when I take him for his walks-he walks so good next to my scooter. I've just recently, with-in the past 2 years, gotten into growing and using more fresh herbs in my cooking-I just love it! I live with 1 of my sons and his wife so I practice new dishes on them...lol-they don't seem to mind 1 bit! Over the last couple years, I have been creating and submitting rtecipes into the different companys that have cooking contests; unfortunaly, so far, I haven't had 1 accepted and gone to a cook off but , I still keep trying! Over the last 7 or so years, I have learn a multiple of information and cooking styles from the Food Network.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook-thats a hard 1 as I love cooking everything. I suppose if I had to narrow it down, I'd say Italian , Chinese and Mexican foods. I also have started combining 2 different cusines together in dishes
Because of my illness, sometimes standing is difficult, so I have learned how to do my prep work sitting-where theres a will, there's a way so they say!! I love to create sauces for things and especially for Itialin dishes-my favorite herb is basil and I put it into everything. even oatmeal-lol-just kiddi9ng...
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of the most traditional cooking from my families, is the baking and cooking at Christmas-I can remember my Mom, baking and cooking for 2 months-for those 2 months, the kitchen was off limits unless you were asked to come in to chop nuts, wash pans, etc!! lol
Another tradition is the cooking of the Prime Rib for Christmas dinner... When I was a kid, mom would always make sponge candy Christmas afternoon.
My cooking triumphs
my cooking triumphs...hummmm, I guess the most important to me was catering 2 of my sons wedding reception dinners, the last being done Jan 4, 2008. I prepared tenderloin of beef, stuffed with wild mushrooms and baked in puff pastry, butter browned potatoes with herbs. French onion soup, a spring green salad with roasted walnuts and raspberry vinergette , and crumbled blue cheese and I made the wedding cake also.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my, where to start....over the years , there have been many!lol I guess my biggest tragedy was aprox. 20 years ago-I had made my sisters wedding cake, she was married in August, in the Santa Barbara Calif Hills, and they had record heat that week-to make a long story short, I cut into the cake after the bride and grooms small piece and the botton and the next up tier, were moldy...I was so embarassed-thankfully, there were parts that were fine and thankfully, not many guests had cake and not as many guests came to the wedding.