I have 5 children and with their spouses that makes 10. There are 9 grandchildren and one on its way. My husband and I LOVE to cook for this crew as they LOVE our cooking (or is it just a free meal! LOL). Seriously, my hubby and I love cooking for each other too. I must say that hubby cooks more than me, but I like to cook gourmet and get creative.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are casseroles or anything you combine in a pan and bake it. I am not much on baking deserts, as they attach to my middle; but there are a few pies my husband required me to learn from my mother-in-law. Now that was a baker and she has blue ribbons to prove it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is Christmas. Since we have so many kids, we many times do a progressive dinner. That way we can see each couples house and how it is decorated and a family picture next to their Christmas tree. We start out with hors d'oeuvres at couple 1's house, then continue to couple 2's house for salad, then to couple 3's house for soup. We end up at our house for the main entre'.
My cooking triumphs
I mastered my mother-in-law's famous coconut cream pie ONE time.
My cooking tragedies
I flopped my mother-in-law's famous coconut cream pie more than once. I just cannot seem to get it right. :O(