Happy Mother’s Day!
My mom raised 5 kids. FIVE. I can’t even fathom this. But my mom never skimped on meals. She spoiled us with home cooked meals daily. I am blessed to have 2 awesome daughters that may be mothers one day themselves. In honor of Mother’s day, I’d like to give you a few pieces of food advice my mom passed on to me.
- You are not starving. Yes, you may be hungry, but there are people in the world that are literally starving.
- Don’t waste food. Take only what you can eat and leave the rest on the table, at the buffet or in the frig.
- Check the eggs before you buy them. Open the carton and take a peak. No one wants broken eggs.
- Make your own sauce. It’s not that hard or time consuming. All you need is tomato sauce, paste, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and a little confidence.
- Be creative with leftovers. Leftover chicken becomes soup, tacos, chicken with pesto, chicken salad or chicken pot pie.
- Beans stretch everything. Not enough meat in your soup or chili? Add beans.
- Freeze soup, sauce, rice or chili so you don’t have to eat them over and over. Freeze in glass, not plastic. It’s better to reheat in glass.
- You have a coupon for something you’ll never eat. Don’t waste your money. Pass the coupon on.
- Buy seasonal produce– it’s cheaper and tastes better.
- Taste everything before you salt it. It may not even need salt!