Working mom with a brand new Brady Bunch family full of kids ages 11,12,17,20 and the biggest one is 44. I wish I had more time to spend in the kitchen, I love experimenting and most things I make I have no recipe for. I've been trying to eat "clean" now for a couple years (much to the kids-who-are-new-to-me's dismay) so there are all sorts of new veggies and new ways to prepare things. So far, so good and the two oldest kids actually ASK for brussels sprouts. I knew those little cabbagey bad boys had potential! We have a small vegetable and herb garden planted and I enjoy using things I've grown.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken marsala with zucchini, eggplant and mozzerella, fettucini alfredo, shrimp scampi, and anything Central American. My kids LOVE my beef stroganoff and my friends would come over for enchiladas every day if I'd let them. I love cooking things that make the entire house smell great! Mmm... chocolate chip cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies, my grandma's Texas Sheet cake and a no-name casserole that is a heart attack in corningware, but it's SOOOOOO good.
My cooking triumphs
Venison and Black Bean Enchiladas! They were surprisingly awesome! Also I modified a pot of chole chaat. Really good!!! Who knew I could get the kids to eat garbanzo beans?
My cooking tragedies
In 2004, I tried chili with tofu when I went on a healthy eating kick. It was ugly. There were casualties and I've never lived it down. Every time I serve something new, they say "there's no tofu in it, right?" And no. No tofu. Ever. Pass the meat, please.