When Brielle came back from her dad’s house, she asked me if she could meal plan and make dinners for the week and I happily obliged. I’ve showed her the cooking tricks and things I had since forgotten about that my mom showed me like making your own Alfredo sauce and breading pork chops. Last night we made our own marinara from scratch (the jarred stuff is scarce these days). We made our own Easter egg dye and dyed Easter eggs as a family. Almost everything that I can make from scratch, I have. And this has reminded me that it can be done. My mom and grandmother never made anything from a box—not cake or mashed potatoes and certainly no TV dinners. I’m so grateful that I learned these things from those women and can now pass them on to my daughter, who is eager to learn. She even made Brussels sprouts and they were the perfect mix of crunch and softness. Truth be told I had gotten too busy and too lazy to make a lot of things from scratch. I’ll never take for granted the ease of some ready made items like marinara sauce but I’ll also never take for granted the time, love and care that can go into cooking.
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