I have never been much of a cook. I don't really get the satisfaction from doing it that I hear others' talk about.
The first few months of marriage I cooked every night for Jared. It was probably terrible, but I tried!
However, after that, our schedules never really aligned to a point where we could eat dinner together. At one point when we were both going to school and didn't see a whole lot of each other, Jared came to the conclusion that it really wasn't worth me cooking an entire meal that we never got to share together.
I did not argue : )
I don't think he realized his declaration would have the long term effects it did. I have not regularly cooked since then.
Up until now, it just hasn't made sense. Jared doesn't get home at a certain time, so we can't plan to eat at a certain time. We don't even have room for a kitchen table in our apartment! Even when Kerrigan came along, she just nursed and ate baby food and occasionally had a few bites of whatever I was eating.
However, the time has come when I need to make a big change. What better time could there be to improve my eating/cooking habits than when I have a toddler developing lifelong eating habits, and when I have a fetus relying on me to supply it with good nutrients.
I have no idea where to start, though!
What are your dinners like? Where do you find healthy recipes that interest toddlers? What is your families favorite meal?
I really do need help. Even if it just basic, and I should know it...odds are I DO NOT! Please help me get my family back (actually probably not back since we were never there) on the healthy, well balanced meal train!
If you have a recipe, feel free to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org