I am a 50 year old mom of 3 grown children 2 girls 1 boy and stepmom of 2 grown boys. I have 6 grandsons and I have worked full time with mentally handicapped people for the past 30 years. I have always liked to prepare a good meal and have never cared to bake but did it upon occasion. lately I have been baking and canning up a storm. My kids wonder if I am sick and my husband says he's not going to fit out of the housepretty soon. LOL
My favorite things to cook
I really don't know. i like to cook whatever tempts the mouth. I have been making a chicken or beef potpie lately that everyone has been raving about. It usually was my lasagna or meatloaf everyone wanted when they came for supper.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh my thats tough. When our family ggets together (which is often) we usually start by what are you bringing. I guess the best times are when someone needs something done, like a roof put on, a shed built, siding put on. whatever it is. We set the date we all decide who is bringing what for a dish to pass and whoever needs work done if they have enough money they buy the meat if not we all bring our own meat to do on the grill. Everyone helps for the greater good of whoever needs it at the time. Family love and food that's all we need.
My cooking triumphs
I finally started baking. I used to bake upon a rare occasion but lately I have been a baking whiz. It's kind of scary.
My cooking tragedies
Grilling I really can mess up a good piece of meat on a grill. I leave the grill to the hubby. The only way I grill is to put fire bricks in the grill a put a baking pan on it to make lasagna or meatloaf in the summer so I don't have to turn the oven on and heat up the house.