I have to say, this one is a no brainer for me. Those of you who have read here a while can probably guess what it is. I **love** to cook for my family! I enjoy the whole process. From planning recipes I want to try to making my list and shopping for ingredients as frugally as I can to the actual cooking process and serving it up to my loved ones.
(This is from our latest trip to Sam's. We try to purchase as much as we can in bulk.)
I enjoy cooking all types of food. During some tight financial times, I have even been known to make our dog's food homemade!
I cook not only for my family, but extend my skills to feeding large crowds at my church and preparing food for wedding and baby showers and funerals. Every year at Christmas, I make a huge homemade Christmas goodie spread for my husband to take to work. Some years I have made individual baskets for each person at his work. Other years, I make several platters full of goodies that can then be placed in a break room for everyone to munch on.
During this time of year, more goodies and treats are made than at any other time. My children enjoy that (of course!) but I also enjoy passing down "food traditions" to them. Special recipes reserved for just the months of October through December. As a mom, I am in the business of making memories for my family and this is one way I do it. :-)