Here I am in the midst of one of my cooking failures. Sometimes those are the most fun and memorable. Over a year ago Don and I stayed with a family in Guatemala and Lola tried to teach me to make tortillas. Even her young daughters laughed at my inability to slap the dough from hand to hand. Lola was very patient. And we all were very amused at meal time, to see my tiny, ill-shaped goodies sitting on top of the stack of Lola's perfect tortillas.
Cooking Adventures: My failed attempt at Baked Alaska with college friend Karen, Watching friend Milissa cook anything with her Julia Child flair, Testing the boiled spaghetti by throwing it to the ceiling, Flour-flying Polish perogi making at Meyer family gatherings, Watching my bro, Chris dive into his annual Thanksgiving-Eve food prep routine, alongside Linda (son's, future mother-in-law) as she prepared an amazing Thai feast for 16. This could have been disaster with these 2 seriously skilled and intense cooks, but they laughed and teased and bumped into each other... and the outcome of both meals was fabulous!