I am very supportive of the slow foods movement. I am a stay-at-home mome of three young children. I make our bread, soups, mixes, cookies, cakes, and everything from scratch.
My favorite things to cook
I bake breads from scratch. I have done breads from hand and with a bread machine with consistant sucess. I love bread my oldest son gets so excited when I bake bread even if its just plain French.
I LOVE to bake cookies and decorate cakes. I am more interested in making my families favorite snacks healthy and nutritious.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make a five course meal on Sunday, which then determines what we eat for the rest of the week.
I like to start the morning with a protien rich low/no sugar breakfast for my family.
Lunch is either left overs or robust salad (I make my own dressings - its easier than it sounds).
Dinner is a 3/4 fruits & veggies, 1/4 lean meats. We rarely eat red meat. We have a meatless meal where we will eat quinoa or black rice instead of meat weekly.
Lets not kid ourselves - we indulge in Dominos every now and again.
My cooking triumphs
Creating a butter cream cake that had rainbow swirls inside the cake. I drew an unicorn with a rainbow for my daughter's first birthday. It turned out amazing and it was my first attempt at cake decorating and it was also the first cake I bake from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
If I cant make it from scratch; I dont make it. I want to know exactly what I am feeding my family. I think there are too many chemicals, many harmful, which people consume without a second thought.
Its healthier and less expensive to make your families meals. Cooking and baking is also a lot easier than what people realize. If you can read and follow basic instruction; then you can cook.