I am a stay at home Mom with two young children (the eldest starting school in fall 2006). I'm always looking for new meals to cook, but with a very picky and somewhat blah eater for a husband (sorry Gary) I'm somewhat limited.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking roasts. I love the way the house smells with a roast slowly cooking on a cold winter day. I also love experimenting with new combinations of seasonings and marinades.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Saturday mornings we always have a big breakfast, and Sunday nights we always have a big dinner. My children pull chairs up to the counter to try to help, and my husband is always looking over my shoulder. Although sometimes I want to pull my hair out, I can't imagine cooking without my family right there.
My cooking triumphs
I have finally started to be able to get my gravies thick without cursing. And I managed to get my husband to try some different things, not just meat, potatoes and a handful of veggies!
My cooking tragedies
That would have to be a grease fire in the very start of my cooking career, the brownies that overflowed the pan, and of course the crying over burnt toast during a pregnancy:)