Originally Posted by indydebi
Originally Posted by dynee
I am from a family of 10 and didn't know there was another way to bake cookies than two trays at once.
I am the oldest of 6 kids and we did the same thing. I've always told my kids that growing up poor in a large family was the best thing that ever happened to me .... I learned a lot of things that my "more financially secure" friends never had to deal with or learn to work around.
Ha! Oldest of seven here, and I couldn't agree more! We are a very Italian family, especially in the kitchen, and have never eaten "American" sized portions (read: healthy sized
) It took the better part of my first year of marriage before I learned how to cook for two (or anything less than 6, for that matter). I mean, really, who cooks less than a pound of pasta at a time! I also second the "poor in a large family" part. It's amazing the ingenuity that can come from having jack squat!