“One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.”
~Laurie Colwin 'Home Cooking'
Anyone who has tasted my mom's cooking understands how amazing she is. I owe my whole love of cooking to her. She taught me all the basics- how toss a salad, bake cookies, the secret to a perfect hard boiled egg, the trick to creamy mashed potatoes, and how to prepare and stuff a turkey. She had such a wonderful way of teaching how to do something. It was completely hands on. She would tell us what we needed to do and then just let us do it. I am sure we ate lots of lumpy mashed potatoes until I learned how to make them just right- and she never complained. She knew that if she critiqued too much we wouldn't gain confidence in the kitchen. Instead she would just guide our hands in the right direction knowing we would get it in time. Even today, having a house of my own, she is still the first person I call when I need some direction on a recipe. And to this, Mom I thank you!
So for this segment of Fridays, Feasting with Friends I bring you no other then my mom, Judy Trapp. She is a woman I feel more people definitely need to learn more about! She is humble, modest and the most sincere person I have ever known. What a wonderful example God gave to my sister and I of a Virtuous Woman! I am proud that as I am growing up into motherhood I am becoming more and more like her. I love you Mom!
- What is your favorite thing to cook? I love to bake, especially breads. But for favorite foods I guess I would say "comfort foods". Roast Chicken, pot roast, pork and saurkraut, etc. I also love making soups of all kinds.
- What is your least favorite Thing to cook? I have to say appetizers.
- What is your favorite restaurant and are there any you are dying to try? Can I say two? Number one all time favorite is Pier W. My next closest to #1 would be Mallorca. Dying to try? I'd have to say one of Michael Symon's restaurants.