Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Do good mama's make mac & cheese???

Yes, the organic kind. You know how before you become a mama you have all these ideas about what you would do?? Well I had lots of them! Like cooking for my child. Where I got this idea I do not know! Because I am not a cook!! I can cook. I have cooked. I can make edible things. But I don't enjoy cooking. What cooks do with food I prefer to do with paper, fabric, paint or just about any other material. I am not patient with food. Thus feeding Owen on a daily basis can be interesting. Especially with vegetables. Those seem to require more substantial teeth than what he currently has or be cooked to the point of mush and that equals messy. I'm not into messy. Yes, I know, you are wondering how I ended up a mama! So today we are having organic Arthur shaped Mac & cheese and carrots. And I'm certainly not saying that children who get regular mac & cheese do not have good parents. I just wanted to be able to feed him good, nutritious food. Not junk. And that is a hard thing to do. When you aren't a cook. I wonder if Rachael Ray could help me?? Probably not.

The 2P's challenge for today is: Share how scrapbooking/card making has effected your life in a good way?
Simply put, creative outlet=stress relief. As I've mentioned before and you can gather from my posts I am not a one craft person. Which makes me wonder why I spent so much time denying my creative drive in order to go to school to be a teacher. Yes, it requires creativity but it of a completely different variety. Which I am glad I have and spent time developing. However, I often think of all the wonderful art classes that I didn't get to take. All the art forms I didn't explore that would have been so much easier to do so in college.

And now I'm off to check the mac & cheese and steamed carrots. Oh, Owen does have homemade bread on a very regular basis. Thank goodness for a husband who loves to bake and cook!

11 comments:

Jan said...

I am soooo there with you on the "cooking". I can cook, but I'm no "cook". LOL!

Colleen said...

Sounds like Owen is doing just fine and let's hope he likes the mac and cheese after all that thought went into that!! My oldest is not a veggie fan at all so that's the constant battle in our house!

Lynn said...

I love to cook most of the time (except lately) but my kids were all brought up on the old Italian way of cooking! I don't know if its any healthier, but they are all pretty healthy.
I'm with you... Creativity= stress relief!

Alyssa said...

I like to cook, but my kids will eat mac and cheese on a regular basis!!! Don't sweat it...I'm sure you make a mean mac and cheese!!!

Noelia said...

I make kraft dinner a lot! But in my defense, I put broccoli and ham in it ;)

Shirley Fyfe said...

Would you believe that my boys (the older one inparticular) likes just plain old pasta/macaroni without anything on it! Yep, just cooked, cooled & served! Kids are funny aren't they!

toners said...

Can you send your hubby over here for a while to help with my cooking? I don't like to cook either, and at least once a week that familiar blue box of mac-n-cheese appears from our pantry for the kids :)

Lorie said...

Mmmmmmmm! I love Mac N Cheese. I don't make the organic kind, but I do make it with real cheese...does that count!!

Jill said...

Sounds like a gourmet dinner to me! Of course, my kids occasionally end up with waffles for dinner, or yogurt a banana and some squash.

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for that husband of yours. Somebody's gotta cook, or you would probably subsist on neapolitan ice cream, wouldn't you?

Give that man a raise -- or whatever else makes him happy!

p.s. From your pictures, I can see where Owen gets his good looks. For that, you cannot thank your husband.

EquineSpirit said...

I love to cook but everyone here is soooo picky so it's a bit trying at times...grrrr! Veggies are NOT very welcome amongst the boys nor DH...LOL! The boys definately take after their dad...oye! Macaroni and cheese does sound good right now though...hmmm...and there are a few boxes in the cupboard! ;)