As a “souper” mom, my day begins and ends in the kitchen. Sure, I wake up in the morning in the bedroom and go to sleep at night on the same bed, but it’s in the kitchen that I really get the day started. My family and myself certainly cannot function too well without being properly fed. It’s in the kitchen that I put on my Mom armor, get to work and always manage (at least 95% of the time) to answer that question “what’s there to eat?” In a nutshell, that is what constitutes a “souper” mom! We can turn anything in the refrigerator or pantry closet into something edible! We constantly tweak others’ recipes to our own specifications and likings and that of our families, often times coming up with a better recipe and meal than what we started with. We pass on the family favorites for generations to come. We even create some amazing meals all on our own. As “souper” moms we find ways to use kitchen gadgets for other purposes than what they were originally intended for, and we are not afraid to experiment.
I don’t use a clock to know what time of the day it is. I tell time by my family’s meal schedule: breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, evening snack, my snack. Yes, I have my own personal “snack” time. All souper moms should. For me, this is the time when the kids are in bed, and I de-stress with a homemade treat! It may appear that a lot of eating goes on in my household, and well, it does. I have two little (more like big and hungry) boys, and I jokingly call myself and them the three little pigs and my husband, the big, bad…okay I’ll be nice!! I love to cook just as much as I love to eat, and this site is about my journey through the kitchen where as a souper mom, I strive to do my best to prepare tasty and healthy meals my family will eat and enjoy.
What can one expect here? Lots of food and recipes!! And lots of support and understanding for my fellow souper moms. I am a very busy souper mom, and the least amount of time I spend in the kitchen the better, though, it is my favorite place to be a lot of the times. I was brought up on what a lot of people would call alternative food, but I do realize that everyone’s tastes run differently. I cook and bake with a lot of organic and alternative ingredients (rice milk in place of cow’s milk, Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, etc.), but the recipes don’t require that you do the same. I hope you find these recipes fun and easy to make and enjoyable to eat. I apologize ahead of time if a lot of my recipes are for breakfast or dessert, but I believe that every day should at least begin well and end well!