Oct. 9, 2011 2:24 pm
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011 10:09 am
So it's been a quick minute since my last post. Well, life got crazy so I paused from cooking all together. Life has gotten to somewhat "normal" once again and so has my cooking! If you'd like to read about our recent life changes, feel free to read my
other blog at suzysmommy.wordpress.com.…
I am blessed in so many ways. I am lucky enough to have met my soul-mate, someone who knows me better than I know myself. I am a mother to a beautiful (and hairy) pup who has opened my heart in ways I never imagined. I usually express myself through my cooking and try to put a lot of thought and care into every dish I make. I love to experiment and try new things, testing my capabilities every chance I can. I believe everyone should strive for higher standards - "going the extra mile" usually isn't much more work but speaks volumes about your character. I appreciate every person I have met and every experience I have lived, good, bad or indifferent. It is those people and experiences that have made me who I am today and for that, thank you.
My favorite things to cook
I don't know if I have a favorite thing to cook since I like cooking just about everything. But my favorite cooking is for friends and family. I love making dishes for people - I think it's the most sincere and heartfelt way to show people you appreciate them.
My cooking triumphs
I had always wanted to make Christmas dinner for our families. I've always appreciated the hours my mom spent slaving in the kitchen, the selfless way my mother-in-law gave us a meal while asking nothing in return. I wanted it to be my turn - they could relax and not have to worry about timers or oven temperatures. So a couple years ago I did it. I cooked a full Christmas dinner including all the appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts for 15 people. Some of people may call this just a regular Christmas, but for me it was so much more. I had accomplished something that I had been planning for a very long time and while the compliments were appreciated, the smiles and full-bellies made it all worth the effort.
My cooking tragedies
Ha! I had a delicious tuna steak at a restaurant for our rehearsal dinner and decided to make it at home one night. It was a peppercorn covered tuna steak in a balsamic reduction. So away I went.. thought it would be very straightforward - there's only three things to make the dish... tuna, peppercorns, balsamic reduction. I wasn't paying attention and burnt the vinegar. I don't know why I thought it would be good, it sure didn't smell good. My husband and I both took a bite. Food in mouth we looked up at one another and spit it back out on the plate. Hands down worst thing I've ever eaten! We laughed so hard and had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner.