Monday, September 20, 2010

Dinner Menu #1

As a mom, a young mom at that, I sometimes struggle with being organized. So I decided to create a weekly meal list. I thought it might help if we all share our menus, recipes, and ideas to break up the routine of chicken for dinner all the time. least in my house :)

So here is the first week, and recipes to follow later in the week!

Monday- We are eating out at PF Changs for my mothers birthday... YAY
Tuesday- Broccoli and cheddar soup with homemade no knead bread. (wish my luck)
Wednesday- Ham and cheese quesadillas, out of a new book I will share with you, chips cheese and salsa!
Thursday- Dutch baby pancakes with an apple topping, maybe some eggs and bacon.
Friday- Italian Chicken with stuffed potatoes.

Please feel free to share your menu for this week or a favorite recipe. As you may remember, I am just really learning to cook so any advice is appreciated!

Young Mom, Young Wife...loving life :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tradition of Cooking

I am not a cook. And as much as I love my mom neither was she. When my grandmother died I was really young, so I have no memories of her food, whether it was good or bad. I suspect, it was delish. She was a farm wife after all. Cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner for her family and farm hands. Feeding bruiting men that have been bailing hay all day must not have been easy. So I think its safe to say, she was a great cook.

I can just imagine her in her huge kitchen singing and dancing around while grabbing the flour out of the cabinet. Whipping up incredible dishes and pulling pies out of the oven.

That's who I want to be. I want my daughter to want to come home from college just to have a meal made by her mamma! I want to have pancake Saturday, or something of the sorts, from now until I die. I'm not there yet. I have come a long way in the past four years. I no longer disintegrate bacon in the pan, and I rarely smoke out the house, but I haven't developed my own style of cooking yet.

Problem is no one can find her recipes. I have no place to start other than over priced cookbooks and magazines. But that's not the cook I want to be. I want to be down home and real, with a touch of creative flair and cuteness! But I want to start with roots. Roots I don't have. I managed to find an old Amish recipe book with two or three recipes from my grandmother. So that's a place to start. Ive spent the morning writing out recipes and adapting them to what my family likes. Wish me lunch... ha I typed lunch I must be hungry. Wish my LUCK!

Young Mom Young Wife... loving life:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trying To Figure It Out.

I am a young mom and a young wife. I have no experience in being domestic.. I always had bigger dreams for my life than cooking, cleaning, and playing with play dough. But sometimes life throws curve balls in you path, and thank goodness for that!

I have the most wonderful family I could ever imagine for myself. I have a wonderful husband, who stepped up when it really mattered and provides for my daughter and I so I can stay at home and raise her. And I am also blessed with a little girl who is every bit worth the sacrifices we make.

So I am learning. Learning to cook, clean, play, sew, and a lot of other things I never thought I would be doing or even have an interest in.

Learning and Loving Life.

a young mom, young wife.