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!