I live with my boyfriend and cook for him everyday, I make him treats and he eats them as quickly as I can make them, haha. He can easily eat like 5 muffins in a row :P but it's okay cause it keeps me cooking. I have a garden that I keep along with his grandmother and it is my first and I am quite proud :). Jeff, my boyfriend, and I love to go camping together, just taking a canoe, our tent and some grub and going off on a 4 days trip.
My favorite things to cook
I think as much as I love making suppers that Jeff absolutely enjoys, baking would be my favorite because it's the best when you bake a bunch of treats and can share with everyone around you. :) It's even better when they all love the sweets you've made :). I make lots of muffins because they are great to put into Jeff's lunch and he absolutely loves my Banana Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins :P. But other than that, for things other than sweets, my meatloaf would be my favorite thing to make cause every time I make it Jeff says that it's way better than any food you can buy at the restaurant, and that makes me feel really good. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Memere makes C-Paille every boxing day for the whole family, and it's a big one, she had 14 kids and then there are wives and husbands plus the grandchildren and the great grandchild, oh yah and then a few great great grandchildren :P. I love her C-paille, it's awesome and its probably my favorite family tradition. She's 91 but still extremely healthy, so I look forward to many other C-Pailles and when I have my own family, I would love to keep that tradition alive. That and buying new PJs every year and giving them to my kids the night before Christmas so we can all wake up in our new PJs and open our presents like my mom did and still does for my sisters and I lol.
My cooking triumphs
I couldn't bake at all really about a year or so ago, and now I can bake pretty darn well :) so that was a big triumph for myself. Also, I made my 9 niece a marshmallow fondant two tier cake for her birthday last March which took FOREVER, 13 hours or something?? lol next time I will be making the fondant the night before, for sure! But it turned out pretty darn well for my first fondant two tier cake!!
My cooking tragedies
Cooking tragedy?? I can't really think of a big one, I'm not saying I'm prefect, I have had my share or bad dishes but I can't say that any are really tragedies because you learn from everything you make on how to make it better next time and what to avoid :). Each failed dish is really just a learning experience :)