Besides realllllly loving to eat, I enjoy a good book, snow days, and decaf in the morning. I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and I relish every role. I’m also a photographer, teacher, foodie, and wanna-be interior designer; I just try really hard to not let those roles come before the others.
My views on food and how I feed my family have been born out of my childhood memories of mealtime. We grew up eating hearty, family style meals…chicken casseroles, pork chops, homemade, freshly grilled hamburgers, and lots of salads made with vegetables from our huge backyard garden. And we always had dessert.
A little bit of sugar, and a whole lot of grace.
I believe in sweets in moderation, and vegetables in excess. I believe that if my parents and grandparents and great-grandparents grew up without diet plans and without calorie counters, we can too. Meat and carbs are ok with me, and fruits and vegetables are just as welcome.
I have a four year old whose smiles and hugs remind me every day why I was put on this earth. God is so darn good.
I want that four-year old to experience the same kind of childhood my husband and I both had…one not centered around electronics. I want him to get his hands dirty, and play outside, and make silly little crafts that he can be proud of. I want him to learn about food and health but not be defined by it.
I have a growing interest in sustainability and self-reliance, and a deep dream to live on a ranch, growing and raising our own food. In the meantime, I’ll be here, sharing and learning alongside you. Your interest in and support of this little blog means the world to me.
KiKay=precious, sweet, hilarious baby boy.
(I also have a paranoia about the readiness of personal information available on this great interweb, so those will be the nicknames I refer to them by)