I have a few dishes that are favorites that people love and rave about. this year I'd like to make my cooking horizons broader and healthier. I have esophageal damage so breads and pastas are really difficult and my acid reflux makes tomatoes hate me even though I love them. I've tended to shy away from recipies that include raw onions and cooked chunks of tomatoes. Can I get over this aversion???
Oh and I NEVER have time so if I can make things using boxed or canned or frozen ingredients I will in a heartbeat! I need to make veggies and fruits my friends. that is a big goal to be able to make lovely veggie and fruit side dishes that aren't smothered in sauce.
My favorite things to cook
Spagetti - I make my own sauce from mom's recipie
Lasagne - my aunt's recipe
Meatloaf - my own recipie
Stew - again from mom
things that are quick and easy rate pretty high for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a family dish I just love and have made many renditions of. we lovingly call it "Chicken and glop". It's really good with potatoes ugh-rotten (au-gratin)
My mom made this by taking leftover chicken and cooing it off the bones and adding it to cream of chicken soup and servingit with potatoes au-gratin. I changed it to serve it over rice and ususally add some veggies like carrots and or peas. I've also done it in a slow cooker to make almost a chicken stew of chicken, rice, mixed veggies in a cream of chicken soup base. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
Years ago I created "cheaters meatloaf" by taking stove top stuffing and ground beef combined to make the perfect meatloaf! EVERYONE loves it!
My cooking tragedies
I tend to kill chicken. I can make the driest chicken dishes you've ever seen! And I fear if I try fish it will suffer as badly so even though I LOVE fish I rarely attempt it. When I do attempt it, it seems ot come out ok though - yet another aversion thing to get over.