Tagged by the Queen

I opened my email after an incredibly stressful day to find that I'd been tagged Confessions of an Apron Queen to do a FUN cooking meme. Now I will try to duplicate her humor in my answers, but I'm just not sure it's possible, hers were good, really witty.

When was the most recent time you were burned?
The most obvious answer was when I filled my gas tank, but I guess they mean in the kitchen! I have a burn on the back of my hand from the steam of the cherry pie I baked last Saturday.

Can you cook?
Cooking is in my blood. No seriously, my dad's family was in the restaurant business for many years before I came along. Dad use to do a majority of the holiday cooking and I started learning at a very young age. Somewhere there is a picture of me at age 2 trying to direct the Thanksgiving buffet traffic at the restaurant. I started experimenting and developing recipes as I grew older. I think to this day my brother would prefer my chocolate chip cookies to anyone else's. Check out these old menus. You could get an entire meal including drink and dessert for $1.85.


That's my dad and grandfather in the picture on the bottom acting out a scene
for the Do's & Don'ts section of Hospitality magazine in 1963.

If yes, name your specialties.
It's easier to say what I don't/won't specialize in. While I love to bake, I'll never be one to do wedding cakes. I'm a great organizer, event planner, list executor and overall have a specialty recipe in every genre', but I absolutely hate cake decorating!

Do you enjoy cooking
I love to cook. Now that I work from home, I can cook a great menu everyday. Now that's not to say that there aren't days when we chuck the whole menu and make Kraft mac and cheese instead.

What color is your kitchen?
I don't really have a color theme, but I do have a vintage theme going on and I love my UNIKAT polish pottery. We're doing the kitchen in Farmhouse style bead board with vintage items. On top of my cabinets, I have vintage advertising tins, ball canning jars, a washboard towel holder my dad made me, coca-cola paraphernalia (they had been dad's too) and other miscellaneous vintage kitchen items. I even have a wooden bowl and a few metal utensils that my great grandfather made by hand. Keep in mind, we're still in the middles of that dreadful mold enforced remodel from the old owners issues.


Do you bake?
Yes. I love to bake. Chocolate runs through my veins too as does fruit and breads.

What do you like to bake?
Breads, cookies, pies, and muffins.

What color is your apron?
I have 4 right now, my orange poppies, my blue & red cherries, Rosie the riveter claiming we can do it(but I never see her lift a finger to help) and my new awesome green and white check gingham with chicken scratch!

Now everyone I know is getting a bit tagged out lately, so I'll leave these a little more open ended. Consider yourself tagged if you're on my blog bar and if you're new here feel free to jump in and join the fun!

2 comments:

Gina's Public Diary said...

How fun! I LOVE white bead board.

Barbara said...

Um, ditto! *laugh* no seriously...

Can you cook?
Yes, I've been experimenting with different recipes and combinations for as long as I can remember. Probably since my first Holly Hobbie oven.

If yes, name your specialties.
Garlic Lime Chicken (wouldn't call that a specialty though, just a favorite!) probably large dinner parties. I love the planning and futzing with the menu and entertaining.

Do you enjoy cooking
LOVE IT!

What color is your kitchen?
Cream, with Blue and Red accents

Do you bake?
LOVE IT!

What do you like to bake?
Pies and breads mostly

What color is your apron?
Don't have one, whatever dishcloth is handy.