7 Random Facts About Me...
1. I love to journal. I find it very therapeutic for the heart and soul. Whether it be on my blog, in my journal or on a piece of scrap paper or napkin; I find it's the best way to release my worries and anxieties.
2. I am big on proper etiquette and am really disappointed that it is being left behind.
3. I love to get lost in nature. Anything from cloud watching, digging in the dirt, or watching the trees and flowers dance & listen to the wind's song for hours.
4. I day dream a lot and find that I prefer my own thoughts over wasting time on silly small talk with others.
5. Family relationships are very important to me. I am very close to my parents and sister and I value their opinions over any others.
6. Rain makes my soul smile. Anything from a small rain to a large thunderstorm.
7. I prefer simple gestures over extravagant gifts. Something thoughtful and sincere means a lot more than something with a dollar value whether giving or receiving.
My favorite things to cook
I cook to please and try to make at least a few healthy choices throughout the week. Some of our favorite repeat meals from this website include Flank Steak in Garlic Wine Sauce, Easy Tortellini Bake, Orzo with Sundried TOmatoes & Basil, Mimi's Slumgullion, Chicken Marsala, Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini, Fabulous Fajita's, and Flank Steak Pinwheels. We have many other favorites from this site, but those have been repeated the most. I also love making meals and desserts that my children can help me with. Not only does it make them proud to have helped but they enjoy their dinner more and it's a great way to teach them basic skills including listening and following directions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday's are usually spent at my parents house. The holiday's are split up between my parents and myself; however we all enjoy helping each other in the kitchen. My favorite holiday treat is olive salad that my mother makes on the holidays. I look forward to it at every holiday gathering.
My cooking triumphs
Let's see... Having five boys in the house (one being my fiance), sometimes it is very difficult to make something that everyone will enjoy. I guess my cooking triumphs would include every time I get it right and make something that everyone enjoys and I hear no complaints through dinner. It sounds easy, but when you have five people to please with different taste buds, sometimes this task is hard to defeat.
My cooking tragedies
My biggest tragedies seem to be accidents in the kitchen. Usually cutting myself or burning myself.
Recently I was using the julienne blade on my pro chopper plus. I accidentally julienned the tip of my finger. That hurt but life goes on. I bandaged it up and continued cooking with my finger raised above my head.
Another one was when I had a frozen pizza in the oven on aluminum foil. I took it out holding on to the aluminum and it started to tear. Well I tried to catch it...and I did. Third degree burns all over my wrist and hands from the cheese. Guess the pizza wasn't really worth saving, but sadly it was still eaten.