Helpin' run the community kitchen at Capital Clubhouse Recovery Center.
My favorite things to cook
We find ways to transform commodities and other inexpensive bulk and canned foods to create complimentary healthful and tasty meals and sidedishes. Some of our favorites are enchilada layered casserole, homemade macaroni. chicken curry, "fancy" salad w/ homemade berry vinaigrette and our famous lentil potato stew...and more.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We would have these awesome burrito nights. My Mom warmed up refried beans, browned ground meat in taco seasonings, and laid out a bowl of shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, onions, sour cream and salsa. Me and one of brothers or sister would help often grating the cheddar cheese. Then we took turns at the cast iron skillet starting with a pat of butter slowly melting, then followed by the tortillas dropping into the sizzling butter and then just as it began to bubble flipping it and sprinkling the tortilla liberally with cheese. When the cheese was melted we would quickly remove it from heat, transferring it to a plate and then assembling our burritos. We rolled them in 3 inch round, crispy, soft, delightful burritos and relished them well!
My cooking triumphs
Once we pulled off a chefs salad in twenty minutes for a lunch count of fifty six! It really is those times where everyone is working together, everyne stepping up to work together. (:
My cooking tragedies
Once on our Foods of the World Day we had a Thai theme and made lemongrass chicken, rice, peanut sauce and a basil vegetable sidedish. Over twenty guests arrived and everyone had very tiny teacup size plates-a mere sample where a meal once was ):