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Myspace You Rock GraphicsMyspace Friends Comments I now live in Merrillville in my own place. I use to live in Lansing in this really great apartment and I worked full time in Chicago IL. as a receptionist. I lost that job in 2009. I am now fully retired and not happy with staying home and watching tv. I am babysitting my grandson Liam who is now 1 yr old and crawling all over the place. Thats my exercise following Liam from room to room. I've been divorced now since 2006 and loving that single life. I also have my 1st great grandson and a great grand daughter on the way. My oldest daughter and her 6 kids live in Indianapolis and my son lives in Crown Point with his wife and child and are expecting a little girl soon. Lately I've been doing a lot of reading, sewing and trying to cook for just myself and getting pretty good at reading and sewing. LOL!!
The cooking however I would rate myself at about a B+. The last 4 years I have gained a bulging belly that is unsightly and is always in the way of doing anything, not even my fat pants fit, so I am going back on my diet and exercise program, and damn the torpedoes full speed ahead, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired so the new me is coming out of her shell and changing the way life use to see me.
I am a new woman with a new personality and will have my new body by this summer. yeaaa me. I love this website, it is so helpful, there are so many wonderful recipes on here, you can't go wrong. I check out different recipes on here when ever I get a taste for something I don't know how to cook.
I have put together 2 recipe books, one was for my family with alot of my grandmothers and aunts recipes made from scratch. This year I made 32 Christmas stockings for my family as my present to them. Being fully retired means being out of money.
They are all old enough to realize grandma is broke, and I know they will appreciate the Christmas Stockings that they can put up each year to remember me by. The stockings were a hit with the ladies in my building and I got 10 more orders for Christmas Stockings for their families, and actually got paid for making them.
My favorite foods to make are probably my version of my Grandmothers Bread Pudding with my hot Buttered Rum Sauce. Unsweetened cornbread cooked in a cast iron skillet.
Grandma's Cinnamon Pie and my other Grandma's Swedish pancakes with the Lingenberry preserves and powdered sugar on top.
I really love my Aunt Maralees stuffed cabbage, and my mom's hamburger goulash. These are my comfort food and bring back great memories.