I am a divorced mother of 3 who works full time, studies full time, and also have a side business I'm trying to get up and going. I work as a Nutritional assistant for a state agency, so I try to take my own advice and eat healthy but it's not easy to do, especially when you like food - good tasting food!!! I don't have a whole lot of time sometimes, but I manage, and there are some people who absolutely love my food for some odd reason no matter how short a time I spent on it!!!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook. . .hmmmmmmm well. . .Food!!!! Really, don't have a favorite, can figure out how to cook almost anything, and really economically too. I can create a meal for 6 out of left overs and odds and ends most of the time.
My cooking triumphs
I think this happens every time someone likes and compliments my cooking. My boyfriend lives on the east coast while I live in Los Angeles, so when I'm here, he lives the "bachelor life" - eats take out, cabinets and fridge minimally stocked with lunch meats, leftover fastfood, doggie bags, and frozen entrees - So when I am there, he is shocked how #1 I make 3 course meals #2 by using minimal equipment. #3 using whatever I find in the fridge and cabinets. #4 in less than an hour. .While at home, I can put together a meal in as little as 15-20 min, because I know what there is and what can be done. My kids can be extremely picky and difficult - so it gives me immense satisfaction when they say "hey, this is good" or "I like this - make it again" or " is there enough for me to take for lunch".
My cooking tragedies
Oh my. . .there have been quite a few!!! Swedish meatballs that actually went bad while cooking; the crock pot raviolis that desintegrated into one sodden mess; the chicken and dumplings where the dumplings were underdone, but the chicken was overdone and tough. . .