Mostly I don't like to cook but if I don't cook, we go out to eat and that gets expensive. The worst part about trying anything new in the kitchen is when I spend a good part of the day and good money on ingredients and the meals doesn't turn out as expected.
My favorite things to cook
Down home comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make gingerbread men and Chex mix every Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
After I moved 1,500 miles away from family, I decided I would attempt to make Thanksgiving dinner for the very first time. Since it was just me and my husband I wasn't worried about the "experiment." However, before I knew it, half of my husband's family (most of who can not and do not cook) found out I was cooking and ended up spending the big day with us. It was my very first time cooking for other people and making turkey with all the trimmings and it came it pretty good. There were no major disasters.
My cooking tragedies
I made Christmas dinner for just me and my husband. Having successfully made turkey twice before, i experimented this time by spreading butter with thyme under the skin of the bird. I was told to use 2 tbs of butter. I thought that if 2 tbs of butter was good, than a whole stick must be even better! It made the turkey TOO moist (who knew a turkey could be too moist?) and it ruined the turkey juices so the gravy was a complete mess. I had spent two days preparing the meal and without gravy, it was all ruined. I cried at the dinner table.