One of my many passions is being in the kitchen cooking or baking for my family! I love creating something that is delicious and is good fuel for my family's bodies. Ohhh...but it wasn't always like that for me in the past. I hated cooking when I was in my early twenties. I would have rather gone out to eat. Plus, I never felt like I was a good cook. I mean I could barely cook grilled cheese! It wasn't until I met my husband and we started cooking together that it sparked a passion inside of me. But I still wasn't that great at cooking! It was when I got pregnant with my first son four years ago when I realized how important it was to know what I was putting in my body. Then I knew that cooking my own food was the best way to be healthy. So it began, my mission to cook and to cook good food for my body, my husband's body, and my sweet children's body.
I think being a good cook was always inside of me since I come from a family of amazing cooks. My mom has always been such a health conscious, wonderful cook and same with most of the woman AND men in my family. It just took me starting my own little family to really bring that out in me. And my husband couldn't be happier.
With my passion of cooking comes my passion of teaching my little ones how important it is to grow our own food and to cook it. So since day one, my children have always been in the kitchen with me....wearing them, sitting on the counters, or standing on stools!. They are right by my side learning the ways of the kitchen and how to fuel the body that houses our soul. I hope one day to pass on my love for food and cooking to my amazing children!
THIS WEEK'S MENU:
MONDAY: Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil (We added broccoli and cut the curry by half to make it less spice for our son).
TUESDAY: Eggplant-Zucchini Lasagna
WEDNESDAY: Homemade minestrone soup and a green salad
THURSDAY: Veggie stir-fry over brown rice
FRIDAY- Baked Salmon, Zucchini & Yellow Squash Gratin (I will use half the butter and use milk instead of cream), Fried Green Tomatoes with a Remoulade Sauce (Just using the sauce in this recipe).
SATURDAY- Leftovers and a green salad
SUNDAY- Green Pizza and Apple, Walnut, & Endive Salad
Since it is the holiday season is starting I am going to add to my menus the extra baking and cooking I will be doing for the season!
Zucchini bread (some for now, some for freezing)
Canning homemade tomato sauce
Canning homemade applesauce for my baby boo
Homemade pesto for freezing
Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies
What are you cooking this week?
"Mother's love grows by giving." - Charles Lamb