At 72 and limited due to Parkinson's, I now instruct my cook as to how I wand things done. She being a Spanish Honduran, she offend questions my efforts or ingredients, but always delighted with the results.
My favorite things to cook
My Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner and all the American Side Dishes that go with it. My last birthday we served over 150 servings of Cincinnati 5 Way Chili. Boiled the ground beef and added the chocolate while no one was looking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I LIKE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY DISHES. SAUERKRAT/PORK RIBS NEW YEARS EVE, CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, SAINT PATTY'S DAY, HONEYED HAM/COLORED EGGS, EASTER, GRILLED HAMBURGERS/HOT DOGS, POTATO SALAD, BOSTON BAKED BEANS, COLE SLAW, 4TH OF JULY. APPLE/CHEERY PIE ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
My cooking tragedies
Many a year ago, Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for an expected 33 friends and family. Turkey was in the oven doing well, I heard a strange sound, just as I turned my head to see the oven door open up and slide across the floor. Finished cooking with a couple concrete blocks and a chair. Ended up over cooking plus dropping it on the floor. Pulled the meat from the bones, no carving. Every one had a great meal.