Home based business computer repair technician. Ebay seller, gifts and home decor items. Love animals, have many cats, a couple of dogs, 2 horses. Live in the country. Love rural living. I have been a Tupperware dealer 3 times.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook PERFECT recipes. Those that have it all. If it is easy, fast, inexpensive and wonderfully delicious and gourmet looking and tasting it's a perfect recipe. Entrees are my favorite dishes. I hate waste. I hate to waste food, time and energy and money, especially in the ongoing and ever constant need to provide meals. I love "cooking big." In Tupperware they don't call it leftovers, they call it "planned overs." Cooking once, (big), to eat many times, saves time and energy and money. I love my freezer. I am a big fan of shortcuts, like using mixes, instants, and canned goods. I avoid the very expensive fully prepared foods but "doctoring" the shortcut foods with my own touches is a money saver and the average family audience (who we all mostly cater to) ever discerns the difference and never complains it's not completely from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Must have corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty's Day. Never cook on Christmas Eve. Only food service on that night is laying out a big, open house style, made ahead, appetizer spread for family, invited and drop-in guests to enjoy.
My cooking triumphs
I have conquered the Holy Grail of microwave cooking. I have mastered the art of cooking an entire Thanksgiving dinner, including all the trimmings and roasting a full size 10- 13 lb. bird, solely usng my big microwave oven. I proudly maintain a large, fully stocked, spice rack. Not everything under the sun, perhaps, but I am at the ready to try almost any recipe without having to run to the store for the spices.
My cooking tragedies
Oh. let me count the ways! From the dog stealing the whole ham to dropping a whole pan of lasagna on the floor. Let's not dwell but move on and get over it!