I'm a brand new mom (stay at home too!) and am still trying to get my life back in some semblance of order! I love my daughter and husband very much and love cooking for them and entertaining. I love to make meals for my extended family.
My favorite things to cook
I generally like to try new things, but i LOVE seafood! Shrimp in particular are my weakness. I'd eat it almost every day if I could. I love finding new recipies with shrimp in them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I probably have two. Thanksgiving, is one. We always have it on the following Saturday and have the meal at 6. That gives my mom and I plenty of time to piddle and putter all day and still have a beautiful meal. The other would be our new tradition of Newmas. With my parents being divorced and us having the new baby, we were afraid of having to be 6 places all on Christmas day! So, my Mom came up with Newmas... On December 31st, we have Christmas in the morning and open presents and have yummy brunchy things to eat and then after everyone has had their shower and nap we break out the hard alcohol and appetizers and have New Years Eve. I love cooking for those two holidays in one day!
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I was just really starting to cook often (about 12-13)I was attempting to make sloppy joes for dinner. I combined the line that said 2 T vinegar and the line that said 1 C sugar... and put in 2 cups of vinegar... Needless to say it was inedible and I really don't care for sloppy joes any more!