Judging by some recent conversations with friends, this is a common time-sink for many people - especially parents. It gave me this idea: maybe I can write about my dilemma and share what I learn along the way, and then I'll be helping all of you. And you can help me too by sharing your ideas here.
At the moment, there are a few simple thoughts guiding my time in the kitchen. I'd like to:
- eat as much whole food as possible, and get as much of it from local sources as possible.
- spend my time in the kitchen wisely so I have time to do other fun things. This means hunting down some fairly healthy convenience foods that I can cook quickly in a bind.
- cook dishes that my whole family will eat - including A - so I don't have prepare more than one meal at a time.
- enjoy sweet treats, but in moderation. For me, that means not everyday.
Anyhoot, please follow along as I become obsessed with food for a short while, until something else intrigues me. I'd love to hear your ideas!
Oh yeah, for the duration of this little experiment, you can see pictures of the things we make and eat at our Flickr page.