I'm a stay at home mama, of three, who is always in the kitchen by neccesity, but I love feeding people, and watching them enjoy it!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook tend to be whole grains and whole foods. I love looking into the fridge and figuring out what to put together to make a fresh and healthy meal for my family. I cook a lot of old fashioned meat based meals for my husband, but my favorites are usually the lunches I pull together for myself and the kids during the week. That being said I am a sucker for a good dessert!! : )
My newest cooking obsession is canning. I made 6 different jellies for Christmas gifts and I just got a pressure canner(for Christmas) so that I will be able to can some of the stocks, beans, and soups that I make on a weekly basis. I'm hoping to have a little stockpile of healthful and savory meals for the days that get too busy! We ALL have those days! : )
And seeing that I have a very small freezer, my hubby will appreciate the fact that half of it isn't taken up with my stocks anymore!
My cooking triumphs
I make a darn good lasagna, both meat and veggie. I make great whole grain salads on the fly. And I make a pretty good apple banana muffin.
I recently have become the queen of sweet breads. I fill them full of whole grains and veggies, so I don't feel bad about the kids eating them...and full of fiber so my husband gets a little more into his less than ideal meatatarian diet! : )
My cooking tragedies
The first few times I cooked quinoa were unqualified disasters!!
I recntly made a broccoli soup that I actually had to throw away...and if you knew me you'd know that HAD to be bad because I am super thrifty and never waste food... but for some reason it was just disgusting... I don't know if the broccoli was super bitter or what, but no one would eat it... I couldn't even force myself to...so down the drain it went!