My husband and kids are the best EVER!!! I love to cook for them and try new recipes, but I hate to clean up. I live in the foothills of Utah and have the most beautiful mountain views you will ever see. September is my favorite month for the autumn colors and the nice temperatures. I have one dog that I love like a baby and another that's just kind of annoying, but what can I say -she's family. I love Tongan food, but can't cook it. I love to read, shop and hike. As a friend pointed out though, I'm not a camper. (Thanks Sharkie)
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Cookies, banana bread and finally my kids are eating their sandwiches on homemade what bread (Triumph)! I don't like to make complicated things with a lot of ingredients, probably because it takes too much time, it can get expensive and my kids will just ask for lasagna after one bite. I do like organic and tried and true.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma used to make the best little meat pies and gravy. I still have not dared attempt this but I'm working up the courage. She was born in 1914 and didn't use a recipe, so I'm afraid it this is one of those really good old fashioned delights that have gone out with the generation.
On Christmas morning, growing up my mom would have us eat sliced bananas in half & half before opening presents. Then at lunchtime we would have a huge dinner, turkey with all the fixin's. Dinner would be leftovers from the huge lunch. Hello! Smart mom!I know a big Christmas breakfast is tradition for some, but I really don't want to do that when my kids are already getting up at the crack of dawn. Besides, I NEVER eat bananas and cream any other time so it's sooo good! And totally feels like Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
When I was 24 I made my first Thanksgiving turkey. I was sooo nervous but it was sooo good!
My cooking tragedies
While dealing with other stuff, I forgot that I had cute little cheese stuffed bread sticks in the oven and burnt them to a crisp. Yes, my children mourned.