Jan. 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Updated: Jan. 21, 2012 8:52 am
I'm Blue, I'm Blue! I have been a member sine 2005 and this is the first time I have ever been BLUE! Do you think I am a little excited? What are your favorite features? Which one do you use the most? I am not sure where to start, any help would be appreciated!
Ok now that I got all that out of me I will tell you a little about me and my cooking background.
I am 36 years old. I have been married to my DH Jim for 16 years now (I don't know where the time went!) We have three children, DS- Christian, my 14 year old who can't seem to eat enough EVER!, DD - Cassie, my 10 year old who couldn't be pickier if she tried
and then theres my DS - Cameron, my 8 year old that is always up to trying new things!
Living with us are my parents who can never be pleased! I swear my mom went to the school of CAN'T COMPLIMENT ANYONE! She is not into trying anything new and thinks her meat should be dry and charred. My dad is a little better as long as you don't throw any
different smells his way...I cooked with soy sauce the one day and you would think I put a dagger through their hearts! Some of this is real and some psychosomatic on their parts... I remember one day making mini meatballs in gravy to put over noodles...purposely
dulled it down and they swore I put soy in it and couldn't stand the smell and left! They drive me crazy! But they are my parents so I try to appease them much to the chagrin of my DH! He is by far my biggest supporter and hates when people say things that
may hurt my feelings. I have hardened myself to their actions and reactions, I try to be the bigger person!
Growing up my mother never allowed us in the kitchen with her. The only time I got to do anything was at the holidays when she needed help mixing dough, even that I didn't get to do until my later teen years. I really started cooking when I got married...I
remember calling my mom and asking her how to make this or that! She only really makes about 10 different dishes. As I got older I wanted to try new things and turned to cook books! I love looking through cook books! When I stumbled onto Allrecipes I was in
HEAVEN! I spent an entire summer cooking something different each night! My DH had mixed feelings about it because I would never repeat a dish even if he loved it! Of course I was new to it all so never thought to write them down! Silly me!
Now - I still love trying new things but don't always get the opportunity to because of my parents staying with me. If I try something new it means double the work as I feel I need to cook them something separate...it again drives my DH crazy and we end up
fighting about it! Its a catch 22 in this house...I'm darned if I do and darned if I don't! I can make my husband happy or I can make my parents happy...not sure which is the lesser of the two evils! Well enough of that!
I am Blue! I am Blue and I am so excited! Hit me with all your favorite things on this site! I look forward to figuring it all out with your help!