Okay I polled several people and the vote was pretty unanimous that I should post my food stuff right on here instead of doing two different blogs. It will also fill the void to when we start trying again, and we have decided that will be in December. Work will have slowed down enough to let me breathe again then.
So I am going to attempt a 30 day blog challenge, now knowing me that might be unrealistic but I will do my best. I thought I would start by sharing with you some of the inspiration for me.
First I would like to think that losing weight was my drive to learn how to cook, let alone cook healthier, but it wasn't. Having a child was. You can lose weight on store bought prepared foods. Trust me, I have done it. My mom was amazing when we were growing up, working a bazillion hours to raise 3 kids and I think she did a pretty good job, but what that meant was that we didn't have time for things like cooking. More specifically learning how to cook. I could make a mean sandwich because I worked in her 7-11 deli over the summers but I am sorry there is not much that is healthy at a 7-11. With that being said I will forever look fondly upon chili-cheese nachos and big-bite hot dogs. Ahhhh... That store and my mom taught me something else entirely, work ethic. But food savvy? Nah.
My mom did the best she could with what she had and I thank her for it every day, whether she knows it or not. I want to do the same for my children. I am lucky enough (and I do believe there is some luck involved) to be a little bit better position than she was in with an amazing partner by my side. And my best at this point in my life has got to be better than Taco Time and Domino's Pizza (no hating, I love them... that's the problem). Now is the time when I don't actually have children yet to build this into my life pattern and learn so that it becomes part of my parenting habits.
Now the Warrior Princess can cook, and has done so for the majority of our 5 years together. She can cook something fierce, it oozes out of her like it is part of her DNA. Bam, three dozen cookies baked like that. You want some amazing fish? You bet! Pot Roast? Already in the oven. In a relationship there will always be role division and one person naturally will like to do some things more than others but this was one area where I just couldn't justify not being an substantial contributor when we had kids. I needed to learn and so the journey has begun! And I am LOVING it!!!!