My kids are grown and on their own. My days are spent mucking out 5 horse stalls, gardening (or shoveling snow), checking out the recipes here (I spend HOURS reading these recipes), making wine/beer (sorry, just kits!) reading, computor for keeping in touch with the kids (oh, ok, maybe a few games - Baldurs Gate almost finished, and yes, I cheat)- and just recently have become a chickaholic. Get my own eggs in the morning and raise my own meat birds. AIN'T LIFE GRAND !?
My favorite things to cook
Things that are quick and easy. I'm always forgetting to defrost. To marinate for more than 30 min. grrrr.... but have to admit than when I do, it's wonderful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
When I'm trying a new recipe for supper and a friend drops in, we end up slicing and dicing, throw it all together, cook and it always comes out wonderful! 70% of the credit goes to this site for the recipe and 25% to the friends who think I'm a wonderful cook! (little do they know of my many, many tragedies in between!)I'll take 5% just for perseverance.
My cooking tragedies
My most "RECENT" (of far too many)- I carefully set the timer for the Lamb Chops on the BBQ, but ignored my own advise to trim the fat. Well, we managed to scrounge a bit of meat off the uncharred side. Bless the dragon, they were thick chops.