I feel like I’m 24 yrs old, but I’m not. And at last count I've got 2 kids, 2 pets and a great husband. I'm a SAHM with everyday filled with washing, drying and folding laundry at least two loads a day. I'm consistently picking up and putting away random family items, preparing all 3 meals except Saturday and Sunday night dinners. Of course I'm involved with our elementary school,volunteering, playing and homework with our kids!
My favorite things to cook
I'm a meat and pototoes kinda gal. However, we lived in Cali and it made me learn to cook TexMex. I'm still trying to master seafood and flavorful side vegetables. We are not a casserole family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Love Love Love the big holiday meals. For years I "helped" my Grandma and Mom, Then it was Grandma watching and advising as my older sister & I made the traditional turkey meal. And Mom teaching us her secret stuffing recipe. Which entails using a large brown grocery bag!!!
My cooking triumphs
My husband calls them "Jana surprises". Usually a combination of several recipes made into Surprise!! It's what's for dinner.
My cooking tragedies
1. Boiled the chicken in vinegar instead of white cooking wine. I didn't know what I was doing until my sister walked in and announced "It smells like Easter!" 2. I once was responsible for preparing and serving my sister's bday cake at her party. I placed the cake in the oven; went upstairs to gussy up; came back into the kitchen and learned I had broiled her Birthday Cake!