I have been a teacher for 15 years and and was always one of those who "hated" to cook and preferred working late hours and eating out rather than being in the kitchen. One of my husband's running joke is/was "If I want some peace and quiet, I just go to the kitchen. I know noone will be in there!" Things are changing though! A few years ago I picked up cooking (or following recipes as I prefer to call it!) and have really enjoyed how much cheaper and healthier our lives have been.
My favorite things to cook
I only have a few! Vegetarian chili, a curry beef stew with sun dried tomatoes and apricots, and pecan pie!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's roast beef Sunday dinners and a beautiful pot of chicken soup from an old Dinah Shore cookbook made once a year.......Also Dad would stir up big batches of chili and borracho beans on cold winter days....
My cooking triumphs
Homemade enchiladas, enchilada sauce and spanish rice - all from allrecipes.com and all great!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make one of Malaysia's most famous dishes - Butter Prawns - for our anniversary a few years back. The butter burned black before the prawns even hit the pan, all the coconut batter fell off the prawns - that coupled with soggy, over stir-fried bok choy made for a very memorable evening!