I'm not much of a cook, and only know how to make a few things without a recipe in front of my nose. I'm great at doing dishes, though! I thought I'd explore cooking, and maybe, if I can find recipes that interest me, I can learn to play around in the kitchen, gain more confidence, and actually present my family with things that are worth eating. Cheers to exploring something new!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that I have a good chance of not mucking up. At present, that's pretty much limited to French toast, scrambled eggs, Parmesan-baked halibut (or other similar fish, or I can make it with chicken), and peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I am fairly certain the last one is not considered cooking, but rather "spreading."
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only real tradition around here is for someone else to cook, and for me to do the dishes. I hope to change that. Both of my parents (Arab father, American mother) are great cooks, as is my husband. (Most of my friends, both male and female, are good cooks, too!) It would be nice if I had at least some kitchen skills besides being able to get nearly everything in the kitchen into the dishwasher at one time.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs are so few and far between they aren't worth noting. I don't think I've killed anyone with my cooking yet, and that's a triumph of sorts, isn't it?
My cooking tragedies
My cooking tragedies are so many, and come so frequently that they aren't worth noting, either.