Feeding a family with picky eaters can be a challenge, but it doesn't mean you have to cook separate meals or subsist on mac n' cheese and chicken tenders. Try these 11 kid-friendly recipes that you'll love too!
While the politicians are trying to split us into groups based on religion, ethnicity and economics, I say go to the kitchen. Find a favorite family recipe and trace it back to your ancestral roots. Think about why your relatives made their way here.
I have old recipes written by hand on index cards by aunts, cousins. I have recipes from my late stepmother. I have recipes sent to me years ago by a good friend from grad school then living in Italy. I have them still, stained, curled, faded ... and still in regular rotation.
Is mac & cheese the healthiest dinner choice? Of course not. Would I recommend serving it more than once a week? Probably not. But when made well, perhaps with some veggies thrown in, mac & cheese is certainly a better option than say, a Happy Meal.
Recipes are the currency by which generations of women define and distinguish themselves from other families. These sometimes-secret formulas, handed down from mother to daughter, are inscriptions of endearment, the personal stamp encrypted in each dish like DNA.