I am the sole cook in my family, consisting of me, my little brother, and my mom. I am a student right now, so cooking is something I have to do mostly on the weekends. Usually I plan special dinners on the weekend, so we eat more light during the weekday.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook with my slowcooker. I just recently recieved it as a gift for my birthday, and haven't stopped using it since! It is the best thing I could ask for, and now nothing is better than coming home from work or school to have a delicious meal waiting for us! Besides that, I also love to make soups, and I make a lot of chicken dishes. Not particulary fond of beef or pork, but do eat it occasionally.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family on my mom's side is German and Irish, so I've grown up eating a lot of meat and potato meals. Sauerkraut and bratwurst is a meal we have now and then, although I try to encourage my mom to eat healthier alternatives more often ;) Also we have a lot of recipes from my German grandmother that we cherish as invaluable.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumph was preparing a full, authentic Indian meal for my family. We have a very small kitchen and meager cooking appliances, but I pulled this dish off and it was amazingly good! I felt proud of myself for tackling such a huge fare, and when it was all finished I didn't even want to eat it because it looked so beautiful and fancy. Still get raves about that night!
My cooking tragedies
I have managed to ruin everything from meatloaf to corn chowder to homemade spaghetti sauce. My growth as a cook has been slow but steady for sure! Will never forget the time I tried to make a chicken and biscuit casserole and put way to much nutmeg in the gravy. My mom and brother could barely eat it.