Weekend Cooking – Why?

I am on a mission to make my life simpler and my family’s memories stronger. My Monday -Friday business is getting ready to swing into high gear and I need to get this cooking thing under control. I have always cooked on the weekends but am typically trying new things that don’t translate well to keeping food on the table the rest of her week. 

Without sacrificing creativity – cooking, baking and prepping need to do double duty. Stress relief and function.

The recipe part of Weekend Cooking blog posts are not about how to boil & peel an egg or if I prefer Hellman’s to Miracle Whip, it’s a reminder of the quick ways I put food together. These are the foundations of meals that my kids will remember. My son’s will be able to take the basic premise and recreate my flavors, while learning to make it their own.

 Next week will be my favorite Sloppy Joe’s recipe – equal parts ketchup, BBQ sauce and brown sugar added to leftover ground beef and served on old hotdog buns from the freezer. (How very 1960’s lunch!) What does the essence of that recipe say?  Sweet! That is the WHY FACTOR that made my Mom’s Sloppy Joe’s  not like my friend’s mom. My gift to my kids is for them not to wistfully remember my cooking, but to be able to recreate it and the memories behind it. (And to NOT remember everything as perfect – I served old hot dog buns, but I served them with love! 💜)

Weekend Cooking blog posts will also be about My Future Self 💜. When I open the fridge Monday – Friday I want to look in there and be grateful that I took the time to be kind to the Future Me. I usually leave Future Me lots of to-do’s. Having ground beef in the freezer for Tuesday night tacos is not the same as taco meat, prepped, and ready to heat up. 

SAMPLE FROM NEXT WEEK – 

Sunday Breakfast – Toast & Egg Salad– Homemade artisan white bread, lightly toasted with egg salad, thinly sliced fresh from the garden tomato & a turn of black pepper. My Egg Salad is mayo, yellow mustard, s&p and mashed with a fork. I LOVE onion in it, but have discovered I don’t like onion breath at 7am.“Every type of salad says something about the person eating it” Food 52 article. Guess I’m a throw it in a bowl & mash it with a fork kind of person! 

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