01-08-2007 10:15 AM
I know I didn't always eat well in college, but at least I knew how to cook for myself when I got sick of the grease and junk! I want my kids to be able to take care of themselves. I also want them to know the difference between a good meal they've prepared and the junk they eat once in a while when they're in a hurry!
01-08-2007 09:04 PM
May you inspire other mothers to do the same! It is so important, the brain doesn't work well if it has not all the nutrients so I would think they'll study better, too.
It's like putting soap water in your car, you won't drive far on that.
Anyone understands that but when it comes to the body-it just gets 'forgotten'.
01-15-2007 11:13 AM
Hi, I'm new here but I thought I'd chime in. I love anything by Tyler Florence, Ina Garten and Anthony Bourdain. Anthony's cookbook is a scream, you have to sit there and read it like a book. He throws in all these little comments in the recipes - warning, don't dare admit to him you own a garlic press! I also love coffee, ice tea, and vegetarian cookbooks. I have about 4 or 5 shelves of cookbooks and I'm currently collecting kids cookbooks and teaching my kids to cook. I have kids that are 10, 7, 4, 2, and one more on the way. Weekly I'm letting each of the 3 oldest pick their own menus, make shopping lists, and then I'll help them prepare and serve their creations.
It's great how you're working with your kids to learn to cook. I grew up with Betty Crocker's Kids Cookbook. I remember Mom helping me make meatloaf with mashed potatoes and pears that looked like mice on the plate for desert for their friends. I was so proud of myself. (That was at least 40 years ago - and I still remember it like yesterday.) I'm sure your kids will have great memories of growing up and with cooking with Mom!
02-06-2008 01:30 PM