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Joined Date: Aug 23, 2007
"Not fussy and so good! Like it simple with no strange ingredients. "
My name is Vickie. I've been married to
Bill for 32 years this December. I work part time for a small industrial supply company. My husband is in the Academic Affairs department at a small college, and helps make sure we have healthy drinking water in our state. I have a jillion cook books. I put all my favorite recipes together in a binder last Christmas for the kids, but, they weren't thrilled. They want Mom to do the cooking. Mostly it's just me and Bill and the dogs I have to feed these days. My daughter is 21 and lives at home, but her idea of cusine is a bowl of top ramen, a bowl of cereal or a sandwich. My 29 year old son doesn't live at home, but he is not married and he makes a run on the kitchen as often as possible. I love to cook for anyone who will eat. I can make most anything. I do have a skill that comes in handy. I do manage to make sure everything gets finished at the same time, so whether it is a simple breakfast or a giant holiday meal, every one gets fresh hot food. I hate guests that are late. And, bad manners or not, anyone that I invite to a meal knows if I say 6pm, they'd better be there or we start with out them! Broke my brother in law of being an hour late for everything! I'm just a hillbilly country cook. My grandma taught me to cook. I had to adapt all that fried food to something more healthy, but mostly it's just basic comfort food that comes out of my kitchen.
Favorite FoodsI like mac and cheese (homemade, not the box kind!) and meatloaf. The family goes for the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy.
While we were in Chicago, I discovered that I love Italian wedding soup. If it ever cools off here, that's on the list of new recipes to try. My favorite pizza comes from Giordanos(?) in
Chicago. I've never tasted pizza so good in my life.
Cattleman's steak house in Oklahoma City just can't be beat. Around here it doesn't pay to be a vegetarian. My family eats their share of veggies. I've been hiding them for years. My son caught on when I didn't cut the carrots up small enough once when I made chili. They even eat tofu when I can hide it! My daughter has become a sushi lover. She had a dragon roll the other day and it was pretty good, once I popped the eel out! I make home made salsa and guacamole. That's the only way the family will go for those. I make my own barbeque sauce in gallons at a time. This fall, I'll be making a lot of grape jelly from the grapes we grew this summer and applebutter and a few pies from the apples my friend gave me from her tree. I love to do the things I remember from my childhood. Grandma taught me a lot about cooking.