Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chef Spotlight: Sal-my-gal

When I asked our avid poster & commenter "Sal-my-gal" to be this week's spotlight she said, "Oooo! I'm honored! Let's see if I can find anything interesting about little ole' me..."

Disclaimer: Sallie claims that she usually doesn't dress this way, but that this was for an 80s dance where she won best costume. Sure...

Sallie. My grandpa use to call me "Sal-my-gal", hence the screen name. (That's cool!)

Where are you from?
You could say Utah, since I've lived here for the past 11years with my hottie husband. Before that I was an Army Brat, so I guess you could say I hail from planet Earth. (There seem to be a lot of us in the group who have moved around quite a bit.)

Why did you join "What's In {Your} Oven?"
For fun! Adding more cyber-buddies to my social life is an added benefit. Plus, I was hoping to expand my culinary expertise, and pick up a few recipes along the way. A girl can always use more recipes.

Who do you cook for?
Who don't I cook for? At least it seems that way sometimes. I cook for me. Oh-- and the other people that live here; husband, 5 daughters ages 8 mos. to 9 years. Once a month my extended family shows up for the weekend and I feed them too. That can be 15-30 people depending on who shows up. I say I cook for me because, much to the dismay of my husband, I only cook things I like. Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen for something you don't care to put in your mouth? Sounds like a waste of time and calories to me. (Holla!)

What kind of food do you like?
Hmmmm...If I could I'd live on cookies, brownies, ice-cream and fruit. Hence the expanded waist line I'm currently sporting. (Heh, heh, heh. Me, too!) In terms of real food I love everything off the grill. I grill in rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Kind of like the mail man. On the rare occasion that I get asked on a date I like to go out for Mexican, Italian, Indian... anything I don't have to cook myself is almost always twice as delicious.

What do you hope to get out of participating in "What's in {Your} Oven"?
I'm totally prepping for Food Network's Iron Chef. Do they have an online version for suburban moms? Oh-- I guess we started it : )

Thanks for being our spotlight, Sallie. It was fun to get to know a little more about you. You have a fun personality and we look forward to seeing more posts from you!


stewbert said...

ha! I'm the same way. If I don't like it, I don't cook it.

Janelle said...

Glad to have you on board!

Jill said...

For anyone that doesn't know Sallie, she is a GREAT cook. Don't ever believe her if she says she's not. My family always wants her recipes when I make her dishes. Apparently she comes from a long line of good cooks. She's also a great friend and SIL! Love you Sal!