I live alone. So cooking meals for one becomes boring so I look for new recipes that are sized right, or that I can size down for just me, and up if I want to have guests. Being disabled I can't cook complicated things any longer as I can't stand that long...another challenge.
My favorite things to cook
Pot roast with all the fixings; turkey dinners; stir fry; italian foods. Casseroles and old family favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family meals are always a family affair with each family bringing part of the meal. Family meal themes...like all Asian or all Italian.
My cooking triumphs
Finally getting egg rolls "just right". A perfect turkey for Thanksgiving. Have my grandson tell me I am his favorite cook.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to pour boiling poaching liquid off the fish and into another pot(recipe intructions). The pot slipped and boiling water covered both my hands and down my stomach and legs resulting in massive second degree burns, and having to attend the funeral of a dear friend 2 hours later with bandaged hands and pain meds.
Finishing that dish the next day only to discover we disliked it so much it actually was thrown in the trash.