I have been married three years. I work as a book keeper and cashier for two family businesses. We are saving up to build a house. We don't have children yet and don't plan on having them till after we have built out house and we are settled. I like to spend time with family and friends. I like to go to the movies, I like to travel as much as I can, read, putt putting, bowling, shopping, walking (a little hiking), driving to places I've never been, play games, etc.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that aren't hard to make. Something that don't take alot of time and thought. I like semi home made stuff and thirty minute meals. But sometimes I like to go all out and make everything home made. Take the whole day and cook a few course meals. My husband and I like to eat and try different things. We don't like the same old stuff all the time. That gets boring for your taste buds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to cook with my mom and my brother. When me and my brother were smaller we would sit on the counters while my mom cooked. We would take a bowl and get into my mom's spice rack and mix and match spices with water in the bowls. That is a wonderful memory. Sometimes me and my brother would cook together and we would come up with some good stuff. Once my brother and I cooked this big meal for my mom and dad when we were kids. We put up a blanket over the kitchen entry and wouldn't let them come anywhere near the kitchen. We fixed a big dinner and served them in a special different place then normal. I guess it was kinda like a romantic dinner for them. We did stuff like that alot. Now my husband and I cook almost daily. We invent different recipes for ourselves and our family. We like to mix up the flavors. My husband is a way better cook than I am.
My cooking triumphs
I can mke some things really really good. I remember one time when I was younger in my early teen years I decided one day I was going to cook this huge meal for my family. I got these recipes from this magazine. Now this is the first time I have ever grilled anything. So I grilled steaks and this really awesome appetizer. It was really a great meal and everyone was impressed. I was proud of myself. Now since I have been married, every Valentine's day I cook my husband a special romantic meal. I decorate the house and light candles everywhere with the fireplace going. I get dressed up really nice and cook something extremely different and time consuming. Something I wouldn't normally fix and I serve it on special dishes. I cook appetizers, main course, sides, and his favorite chocolate dessert. He loves it...and so do I.
My cooking tragedies
Oh man I remember this one time. The first year I was married I decided to make my husband his grandmother's Red Velvet cake for his birthday. I spent all day on that making sure I did everything perfect since it was his first birthday that we were married. It was a recipe that had been handed down through his family. I did see something weird on the ingredients list (vinegar). I made sure that it was the right ingredient and went with it. That cake looked so good and it was so moist and perfect. I had my parents, brother and friends over and cut everyone a piece of cake. And I didn't eat it yet and people dug in and made faces but said its good. So I took a bite...IT WAS HORRIBLE! Something went wrong. The recipe must have been copied wrong from his mother. The cake tasted like vinegar. I was so embarassed and upset. Everyone assured me it was okay but we threw that cake away. No one ate more than one bite. That was one of my most embarassing cooking moments.