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What to do when the washing machine breaks down - make spaghetti sauce!! 
Aug. 11, 2010 10:03 am 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2010 8:00 pm
What a wonderful day I had yesterday!  First my washing machine broke down and I had to hand rinse and wring out a load of towels, then when I got them hung on the line I took 5 steps and walked into a pile of doggie poo!!! Great way to start my day.  But while the hubby was cussing and moaning while trying to fix the washing machine that evening, I made 7 quarts of spaghetti sauce ( while running back and forth to lift up something or hand him something).  Something good at least came out of my day.
Aug. 11, 2010 7:52 pm
lol I do remember thoses days when I was married....hubby would say hand me that screwdriver ..hold the flaslight and befor the job was done I wanted to shoot myself...then he left me for the younger woman...and I found out that for 16.00 a month a trash man picks up my trash and never says a word about hoe many bags I have...the yard man comes 2 times a month and mows the yard and is happy. I pull into the Quick Lube and my oil is changed...and checks everything out for me and is happy to change it!!! I save more money on papere towls now that he is gone and everyone is just happy as hell to help me lol
Aug. 11, 2010 8:00 pm
Good lord woman, you've been busy. Spaghetti, cookies, what next?
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I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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