I am a 27 year old Southern mother of 2 and wife, I grew up on my grandmother's and mother's heels in the kitchen. Boiling eggs at 5 and cooking a full dinner at age 10. My husband is also an avid cook. We love to just connect after a long day at work over the cutting board and the stove. Our favorite piece of furniture is our $30 Goodwill kitchen table. We even have even ventured into cooking fresh meals for our 2 year old Jack Russel Terrier, Tera.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook chicken. It's just so versatile and can take on so many flavors and is so good for you. Truly God's "all purpose" food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year all the kids and grand kids, great grand kids, nieces, nephews, everyone gathers at my parent's house for Christmas cookie making. It's a HUGE mess afterwards, but it's more about coming together and having fun. Cooking is a way of life down South and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my food comes out edible, it's a triumph! My favorite dish triumph was the first time I cooked corned beef for New Year's Day this year (2012). I had no idea what I was doing and just simply cooked it on the stove with water and spice packet it came with. It was the best corned beef I had ever tasted and there were zero leftovers. Truly a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Sadly enough, all of us have had our tragedies when it comes to the kitchen. I once tried to cook a fresh vegetable medley, you know like the ones you can buy in the can, and I thought I would be adventurous and put some shrimp and crab boil in...NOT a good idea. It was so nasty I just threw it away. My husband came home and smelled the crab boil and got excited, thinking that I had boiled some fresh seafood, but was quickly saddened when I recounted my vegetable disaster. All we could do was laugh. So, I guess it wasn't that bad after all, we got a good laugh out of it then, and still laugh about it to this day.