I'm a 4'11" white haired, blue eyed widow lady with a dog and a 16 yr old goose. Love camping and fishing, but not hunting. Sewing for Toys for Tots or making wooden toys used to be my passion, but no longer have the energy to do it.
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake breads, cook ethnic dishes, healthy foods (no high cholesterol and must be heart healthy). I'm tryng lamb dishes now, and found out lamb can be delicious. Didn't like it as a kid.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We've alwasys been bread bakers and given bread to people that couldn't bake for themselves. My mother baked wonderful breads, made her own mincemeat, canned a lot of foods, and preserved meats and fish by drying, canning or pickling. Remember no refrigeration or electric. Loved the wood stove, tho.
My cooking triumphs
Making a Thanksgiving dinner for 40 new realtives when I got married, My mother-in-law thought I'd not be able to cook. I made all the main dishes, with most of the realtives bringing pot-luck items to "round out" my menu. Mom bragged on me after that! And I didn't have to do the dishes!
My cooking tragedies
Tryng to make mashed potatoes out of a box. Will never attempt that again. Yuk!! Thank goodness it was all MY relatives. Had to start from scratch and make dinner late.