Semi-retired. Love to be with my grandchildren (until I get tired.) Like to cook when the urge strikes me.
Wife thinks I am too meticulous...even overly picky when cutting veggies to get them as close as possible to the same size. When I scoop up a spoonful of a dish I'm making, I want a taste of everything I put into that dish to be on my spoon.
My favorite things to cook
Only if it is simple and easy. I love the crock-pot. I own 3 of them and am always looking for more. I prefer grilling on a bed of charcoal rather than gas, but may have to change over soon. Love to invent new dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A big, BIG turkey on Thanksgiving with as many family members as possible. I make the salad and wife roasts the turkey. Daughters-in-law do the side dishes. Youngest son does the deep-fat frying.
My cooking triumphs
Sloppy Josephs, Dad's Apple Salad (2 of my inventions)are family faves that are asked for regularly.
My cooking tragedies
I have one rule when cooking that pretty much prevents tragedies...NEVER put something into a dish that you do not like (think about it.) Other than maybe burning something, nothing serious