I am a 20 (soon to be 21 on March 30, 2012) year old mother and wife. I am currently in college about to graduate from the paralegal program. I am a member of a student leadership club that frequently goes to house meetings and senate meetings as well to better discover how the government works and incorporate that into our careers. I hope to be an active part of our nation and major in Political Science or possibly International relations, whichever I decide on when I go to a 4 year college. My daughter is 1 year old and very active as a toddler :). My husband works in Janitorial services. Our lives are not conducive to "healthy eating and habits", so we decided that we'd work around it anyway, because it's important that no matter what we don't become fast food junkies :) Our generation is famous for that I guess. My husband is also in school to become an engineer, although he is in the beginning steps. Wish us luck and nice to meet you!
My favorite things to cook
I really like southern food, cause that is what i was raised on. Most of it, sadly, is really unhealthy, but you can find ways to make it healthy. I like making casseroles, I like chicken recipes, and I also really love Asian food, which is also deeply rooted into my family since we have several Asian relatives, and I have an interest in Japanese culture. I enjoy Mexican food as well, but I don't make very much of it. Chili is probably my favorite food and so I've been looking for a really good chili recipe. I also like anything that can show me how to make healthy food choices taste really good and avoid using unhealthy methods of cooking or ingredients. I can't give up on sweets though. Every now and then I like to make something sweet. Pie is my favorite, and to go into more detail, refrigerated pies. I also cook a large variety of Asian foods. That is pretty much it :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mama always made a three course meal I loved. It is simple, but I took the recipe with me and now my small growing family eats it too: Fried chicken, cabbage, and macaroni. I substituted fried chicken for oven fried though. We also love making what is called a Million Dollar pie and Cherry Cream Cheese pies for Thanksgiving. We make korean bbq, called bulgogi, and we also make sushi, Chicken Katsu, and a variety of stirfrys and Asian style omelets. We eat rice cakes, and like red bean ice cream, korean black bean soy milk and a lot more. Asian food has been a big part of my family's culture.
My cooking triumphs
I am proud to say that because of this website, I have mastered new techniques. I now have an extensive amount of recipes that I can make well, and have never messed up a dish :) My family loves my cooking, even the ones who taught me in the first place. My friends always come running when I say I'm cooking too. I have finally mastered barbecuing. I was not so good at it at first, everything came out metiogre, but after much practice I can now grill anything to perfection! It's funny because even though I have a lot of hobbies that come before cooking, I am innately good at cooking, so I guess it too is a hobby, one that unlike the others I practice everyday.
My cooking tragedies
One time, I bought a bag of bad shrimp from a grocery store. I was cooking for my husband's birthday and made a beef and shrimp stir fry.(he was my boyfriend at the time). He loved it so much he ate four bowls of it, then later that night when he went home, he threw it all up. I felt really bad about it because I was sure the shrimp was the blame since he normally ate that way, but his mom insisted that I had actually not cooked it enough. It bothered me a lot because that wasn't it. I ate it and didn't get sick. Even still it didn't stop him from loving my food, and now I cook everyday for him.