I am a stay at home mom of 4. I have 1 girl who is my oldest and 3 boys. My kids are all 6 and younger. We feel that not just dinner time is a good time to spend as a family but all meals are important. We all enjoy cooking together as a family.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are chicken and I love to cook with beef. We all love vegitables and incorportate that into every meal. We love to bake cookies. We all love coming home on Sunday late afternoons to a crockpot brimming with goodness.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child I spent a good portion of my summers at my Grandma's house in her kitchen. As an adult and mother I spend alot of my time in the kitchen with my kids coming up with different recipes and cookies. It is a great time to spend with each other and experiment.
My cooking triumphs
I can't really say that I have had a cooking triumph. Other than when we all sit down at the table and everyone enjoys what has been made. That to me is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I have had several, but one that really comes to mind is when I made my son Ethans 3rd birthday cake. We were going to have a family get together with the grandparents (my mother in law is the queen of cakes) and I had made this beautiful 2 layer chocolate cake. Well it was still a little warm when I put it together and the top layer just kept sliding away. I, after some thought, used a scewer in the middle to try and hold the cake together. Well when I placed the scewer in the center the layer split in to 3 pieces. I was really upset and ready to give in at any moment as the guest were about to arrive. I looked at my husband in desperation and saw the tub of red licorice. I used the licorice like a fence around the whole cake to hold it together. I really worked!! I will never forget that cake and we still laugh about it today.