Aug. 5, 2010 11:28 am
Updated: Aug. 5, 2010 12:01 pm
Wow, holy cats - step back, y'all, because I am actually on the ball with something for once. One thing. Hey, it's a big step for me.
I was almost-nearly-late but I had a burst of motivation and got invitations for kidlet's birthday this weekend at the lake mailed out to his school friends
I'm just a mom who likes to cook healthy food for my husband and my two kids. I think it's very important to build a solid foundation for my children to appreciate and understand home-cooked food from whole ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and I am always experimenting with new ways to make classic dishes, incorporating healthier alternatives. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the simple perfection of a good chocolate chip cookie, though!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday baking has always been my favorite. As my kids get older I like to get them involved in the gift creating process. Second to that I enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas - we invite our friends over after all of our scheduled family gatherings so we can all unwind and enjoy our "chosen family" on the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
There is a lot of satisfaction in having multiple dishes (such as for a holiday meal) all ready at the same time. I've also made some really cool cakes for my kids' birthdays - I try to make whatever they request and past confections have included a pirate ship and a castle.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, where do I start? I think one of the worst was the fresh ground local sausage that I thought would still be good after a week in the fridge. I put it in the frying pan to brown and the smell of rancid sausage cooking immediately filled the house. I had to turn off the stove, cover the pan, and we all went out for pizza.