I'm a 1981 "model." I married my high school sweetheart in 2002. In 2004 we were blessed with our first son. Almost 3 years later in 2007 we were blessed with a second son. I am currently working at the service desk of my local library.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook hamburger...for tacos, a skillet meal, or pizza burgers. The spell is wonderful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom would make the best meatloaf and Spam casserole. I now make those for my own family. When I can I send a serving or two to my bachelor brother.
My cooking triumphs
My husband has never had confidence in my cooking (not that i've ever given him a reason) and is always leary when I cook something different, especially without a recipe. One day I decided those giant stuffed shells I had seen at a restaurant couldn't be too difficult to make. So, I bought some ricotta cheese, giant shells, spaghetti sauce, mozzarella and burger and started cooking. The final result was WONDERFUL! My husband loved them. He even took some leftovers to work the next day. His coworkers asked what restaurant they came from. He now constantly begs me to make them again and again.
My cooking tragedies
I decided to be nice to my husband one day and take a crockpot of chili out to him and his coworkers. He was working outdoors at a golf course in late fall and it was rather cold. I overestimated the space in my crockpot and emptied two of the economy size cans of beans in before I had added any hamburger. I didn't have much time so I still seasoned it and took it out to the guys. They all ate it and were nice to my face, but teased my husband about my "bean soup."