In all seriousness, I can relate to her struggles all too well. When I got married in 2004, I had been a single mom for four years. Meals for one plus a small child were often quick, thrown together, and microwaved. Becoming an instant family, in theory, was a dream come true. But learning the ins and outs of homemaking has been and continues to be a challenge for me.
Although I had been cooking for many years, my struggle was creating real meals we could all sit down and enjoy together. I have come a long way in this department, thank goodness! My kitchen inspiration now comes from friends right here in the blogosphere.
A recent tweet of mine:
Several nights a week, my family enjoys a meal plucked right from the interwebz. Sure, there are thousands of recipe sites out there, but there is something special about preparing a meal that a fellow blogger and mom has already tested on her family. I have yet to try one that flopped!
A few of my favorite foodie bloggers who inspire me include: Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, My Wooden Spoon, Stolen Moments Cooking and Food for My Family. I also have a few simple recipes of my own to share.
What inspires you to plan and prepare a home-cooked meal if you are not a natural in the kitchen?
Linked to: Works For Me Wednesday