I recently quit a behind-the-desk job and began waitressing and sometimes I cook. I'm having a ball! Even after spending hours in the kitchen at work, I enjoy coming home to my own kitchen and concocting meals. I use BigOven a lot in meal prep and to get ideas. I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking and canning. I even specialize in candy making at Christmas. My husband and I bowl (not very well) and love to (tent) camp and go to concerts.
I would have to say my favorite meal is a nice juicy Rib Eye Steak with sauteed mushrooms, Twice-Baked Potato and a fresh salad packed with different vegetables and cheeses. I enjoy making soups...a year ago I wouldn't have been able to say that, because I was always afraid to make soups because of a poor roux I made twenty years ago when trying to make Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup. I have conquered that one and enjoy thinking up new soups. Same with Pizza, my favorite pizza is chicken alfredo. My family always made cooking a family affair, and all our holidays centered around the kitchen. Dad's specialty at Christmas was fudge, Mom made all kinds of other things, like eggnog, brandy slush, rum cake, small cherry-nut loaves of sweet bread, cookies, and toffee and peanut butter crunch. I'm lucky my husband enjoys the culinary arts as much as I do, he is a fantastic cook and also likes to experiment. We host Thanksgiving every year and my husband's turkey is always a huge hit with everyone...he grills them, deep fries them and uses all different kinds of injectable marinades and rubs. We also enjoy weekend breakfasts, we have quite a few favorites.