Jul. 15, 2009 6:08 pm
Updated: Feb. 27, 2012 2:30 am
If it's one thing that i've been fortunate to experience is that i've been able to live and travel around the world. Different cultures, different food, and differnt customs. In germany it's considered rude to eat pizza with your hands (or at least it was when i was there), and they don't slice…
MY PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN I WAS 12, WE NEVER HAD MUCH MONEY OR ANYTHING, AND I'M THE SECOND OLDEST OF 5, SO WITH MY MOM AT WORK I USE TO TAKE THE REIGNS AND MAKE SURE THAT MY LITTLE BROTHER AND SISTERS DIDN'T GO HUNGRY. I WOULD LOOK THROUGH THE CABINETS AND COMBINE WHATEVER I COULD TO MAKE AN INTERSTING MEAL FOR THEM. I GUESS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE WAS JUST MAKING A PIECE OF BUTTERED TOAST AND RUBBING A LITTLE JAR PASTA SAUCE ON IT AND CALLING IT A SLICE OF PIZZA. SIMPLE BUT VERY SATISFYING. WE DID ALL RIGHT, I STARTED WORKING WHEN I WAS 15 AND HELPED OUT MONETARILY AS BEST AS I COULD. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I JOINED THE ARMY AND STAYED IN FOR 6 YEARS. I WAS ABLE TO TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD, LIVED IN GERMANY FOR 2 YEARS, TRAVELED THROUGHOUT EUROPE WHEN I WAS THERE. I WAS IN THE PERSIAN GULF FOR THE FIRST WAR, AND MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN WHILE I WAS STILL IN SAUDI ARABIA. SHE IS NOW 18, GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND WILL BE ATTENDING PENN
My favorite things to cook
I'M A MEAT AND POTATOES KIND OF GUY, BUT LOVE TO TRY JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, GAVE UP ON RIBS AND HOME MADE BBQ SAUCES, JUST COULDN'T GET IT DOWN. I MAKE A MEAN PEPPER STEAK AND ME AND MY WIFE MAKE WHAT MANY CONSIDER TO BE THE BEST POTATO SALAD AND MACARONI SALAD EVER, I LIKE SEAFOOD, BUT DON'T MAKE IT AT HOME OFTEN. I USUALLY WORK AROUND 50-60 HOURS A WEEK, SO MY MAJOR COOKING TIME IS ON THE WEEKENDS. DURING THE WEEK IT'S MORE THE SIMPLER BASIC KIND OF THINGS. MEATLOAF, SHEPHERDS PIE, MAC AND CHEESE (HOMEMADE OF COURSE), PASTA DISHES, THAT SORT OF THING. BUT COME SATURDAY MORNING I CAN'T WAIT TO LOOK THROUGH THE ADDS AND SEE WHAT'S ON SALE AND GET MY MIND GOING FOR MY NEXT EXPERIMENT. I DON'T WORK ON THE WEEKEND (THANK GOD)SO THAT'S MY TIME TO PLAY.