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Sharing is Caring!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I am a self proclaimed FOODIE.  I love food.   I think I have said that before several times over.  I love The Food Network.  I love to cook.

I also love to write.  Everyone always says you should write about what you know.  I KNOW FOOD.

I think everyone knows that I also have a very close knit group of friends that I chat with on Blackberry Messenger.  They are my support group.  Sometimes they save my sanity.  Sometimes they save me from myself.

Most of us in the group have children with some sort of disorder.  ADD, ADHD, PDD-NOS, ODD and some others.  Raising children with these types of challenges presents some daily obstacles that as a mom can really wear you down.  Add those challenges to meal time and it's often a recipe for Scrambled Mom served with a side of tears.

While chatting this week about our challenges with meals we batted around an idea of starting a blog carnival or meme.  A recipe swap or share.  I have been thinking about it ever since.  Chatting with the girls about ideas.  The more we chat the more I like the idea.

Additionally, I have committed to and signed the petition with Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution.  We watched every episode and I was very moved.  My son Kooper was also moved.  He watched Jaime show the children in West Virginia how chicken nuggets were made, and more over, WHAT they were made from and he vowed to never eat them again!  WIN!

We have struggled with weight in our home, as most of you know.  I contribute on LIB site with Dual Mom and my BB chat gals.  We will be starting a new challenge over there on Saturday and the current challenge ends FRIDAY!  I will continue to post healthy recipes there as I have been, as will the rest of the group.

However, here, on Thursday, I will be starting a new feature.  I am really excited to start sharing my recipes with you.  I have been cooking for a very long time.  It's a creative outlet for me, much like my blog.  So what would be better than meshing the two together.  I have developed my own recipes.  I seldom ever use a recipe as it is written.  I like to play with flavors, spices, and I am not afraid to omit things I don't like and add those that I do.  I have catered events, cooked for a few, cooked for A LOT, and mostly, I cook for my family and friends.

I am even more excited about you all sharing your recipes.  Sharing your tips.  Your tricks.  I will share where I hide vegetables so my kids will eat them.  You tell me how you get those whole grains in.   We will have themed weeks, holiday shares, it's wide open.

So, pull up a chair at my table on Thursday and let's Share a Spoon!

29 comments:

Salt said...

Yay for recipes! I'm stoked. Especially to see how you hide veggies for your kids. Maybe I can trick myself into eating more of them too. :)

Shell said...

Very cool idea!

Ian said...

Can't wait and please include pics

Momma Fargo said...

Awesome!

Nancy C said...

Do your talents ever cease? I'm so impressed! I can cook, but only when I follow a recipe to the letter.

Seriously, I'm inspired.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Sounds like a great idea! I am always looking for new recipes to try!

Oh and I saw that episode on Jamie making the chicken nuggets. I couldn't believe it when a couple of those kids wanted to eat them anyway! Talk about disgusting! Yuck!

Meeko Fabulous said...

OMG! I'm SO excited about this! :)

Alicia said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! this is going to be such a great help to so many of us! i can't wait!!

That One Mom said...

Sooooo excited!! This is gonna be so much fun!

Holy Hannah said...

I am super excited too. I also have 2 boys, one with ADHD and one with Epicsodic Mood Disorders and high anxiety. I am a single momma and have actually known That One Mom IRL for a long time. I look forward to your recipes. ~ Steph

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Awesome! This will be a great feature!

LiLu said...

Stoked to check it out, as a fellow foodie! :-)

Danielle said...

I would rather you actually send me the food. I suck at cooking. :)

Mammatalk said...

I'm eating it up over here!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

That Jamie Oliver show is crazy! Why isn't everybody happy with giving children healthy options....

I love how he says 'If you only offer the kids white milk, they'll be happy with the white milk....'

So they give the kids white milk and the kids love it.... Then he leaves and comes back a few days later and they're giving them chocolate milk again!!!!

The Blue Zoo said...

This is such a cool idea! Cant wait to see all the yummy recipes!They dont ALL have to be healthy right?

NYCGAL said...

Cooking is one of my biggest stress relievers, just love it!

My Mercurial Nature said...

I'll admit...I have zero tips or tricks. I'm SO not a cook (though I do like to bake sometimes) and cringe at recipes that require a trip to the store or more than a few ingredients. I'll be watching for these posts and hoping to be inspired! :-)

Jewels Diva® said...

I LOVE FOOD TOO!!!!

So much so that I'm now looking at diet shakes to help get my weight down since it blew up after surgery last December.

Mama Bird said...

I am trying a Whatcha Cooking Wednesday over at my nest. I would love you to link up to mine and vice-versa.

MiMi said...

Oh I can't wait! I am doing the Muffin top challenge with Shortmama and I'm happy that I'm doing well, but the recipes! I need them! Cuz I will get bored and that's not good! :)

Vinomom said...

It's so great that you have a new project your passionate about! I love that feeling! It also comes at a good time since I have made a resolution today to lose ten pounds.

Leanne said...

I'm a foodie, too. I could spend all day (wait, I'm pretty sure I HAVE spent all day) watching Food Network (or Top Chef, or America's Test Kitchen, or . . .)

But I, too, struggle with the scale (actually, you can't really struggle with it if you've thrown it out the window, can you?) I'm so glad I just found you and I'm a follower now - I'll DEFINITELY be back for those recipes!

ScoMan said...

I keep saying I'm going to try to cook new things.

Maybe this will inspire me to start.

Alex said...

My latest hobby is hiding vegetables in my recipes, even from the hubs. He thinks my spag bolognaise is just pork, veal and sauce....it's really carrots, celery, mushrooms, peppers, onions, cauliflower etc. Amuses me.

Looking forward to it.

Dual Mom said...

Looking forward to this one Zgirl.

I never follow a recipe either, though ironically enough I have cupboards full of recipe books.

gayle said...

Great idea!! I don't remember meals being a problem when my girls were at home. But my grandson is a terrible eater. I am sure my son in law thinks it's my daughter fault because she is kind of picky but nothing like her son (my grandson). So I will be interested in seeing what you cook for your kids b/c he doesn't want to eat anything healthy.

Powdered Toast Man said...

I'm hungry now and you didn't even mention a recipe yet. I can make a mean bowl of lucky charms if you are interested. (the secret is the milk...shhhh).

*LLUVIA* said...

I think I'm reading your blogs out of order! LOL

I'm trying to catch up!

I just left a comment on both of your recipe posts!