Mom, cooking between homework and music lessons during the week and leisurely on weekends. I could earn medals for my incredible weekly menu planning... If only my intentions transferred to everyday practice.
My downfall is cleaning the kitchen. I hate it. And so making big kitchen messes influences what I end up cooking. So if every meal could be a one-dish, 30 minute, healthy carb meal, I'd be golden.
My favorite things to cook
Lemon chicken, pasta fagiole soup, pot roast, stuffed grape leaves
My favorite family cooking traditions
Halushki, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, poppyseed bread, nut roll... All remind me of when i was little but halushki is the only one of those I've mastered.
My cooking triumphs
Stuffed grape leaves. I love them and now i can make them the way we love them with lots of lemon.
My cooking tragedies
Steak, steak and more steak. I am always afraid I'm going to undercook and I end up overcooking. My meat thermometer is the best kitchen tool i own.