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Friday, September 10, 2010

What to eat tonight??

I have a friend....Let's call her 'Jen'. We met while our husbands where in training in Monterey. We have been through everything together from that point on. Now while we were in Monterey I was NOT the Domestic Goddess that stand before you now. {Those that know me, I'll give you a moment to pick yourself off the floor from laughing} Anyway, while we were in Monterey I was still learning to cook.... Jen knew how to cook and enjoyed feeding people... at least that is what I told myself every Sunday as we walked to Jen's house for dinner.

Fast forward a couple years and the husbands are deployed and here is Jen and I alone. We lived about an hour apart but I could call her up and know that dinner would be ready for me if I needed to come over and veg on her couch. See... she really does love to feed people... any and all people.

Fast forward a couple more years and another dear friend.. we'll call her 'Brianna'... suggested that Jen start a food blog. Why... well because Jen likes to feed people, remember. I can say with 100% certainty that if you showed up at her door she would feed you... unless you are crazy.... nope, change my mind, she even feeds the crazy ones. {she took me in}

Fast forward a few days and at the suggestion of another friend.... hummmmm let call this one 'Emiliean'... {I really am just pulling these names from thin air. {actually thick air... the air feels thick here in Florida} Anyways... After careful consideration of names for the new blog "Better than my Mother's" was created.

Not only does Jen like to cook but she likes to make up her own recipes.Hey.... Hey...now before you get to thinking that this is another one of those fancy-smancy blogs that only uses expensive ingredients that you have never heard of, think again. Jen will be real with you. Right now her husband is deployed {again} and she is a "married-but-single-mom" of three boys. I tell you {because I can!} that she has her hands full and when the little people in the house are hungry then need to be fed pronto! The meals sound like they would take along time, but really it's all about getting it from stove to oven fast... but has the flavor and look to impress.

Is it all about dinners..... well... not all of it. There is a recipe for Peach Plum Pineapple Jam and she'll even show you how to use a zester {something I did for my very first time last week} So yes... a lot of cooking and a lot of learning. And I have a feeling that we will soon see some recipes fore bread, chilies, and stews. {it's getting cooler were she is}

While you are there take a look around and if you have any questions or have a suggestion or need to know what to do with all tomatoes you have just picked, email her and ask, she loves a good challenge!

So head on over to see what Jen is cooking tonight and just remember... When life gives you peaches... make Peach Barbque Sauce.


Jen said...

Yea for me! And yea for random names out of a hat!

Camie said...

Thanks for sharing this new blog. I'm struggling with ideas on what to give Kinsie every stinking day. Can't wait to go check it out.

Hope you are doing well. (WE NEED MORE PICS OF YOUR SWEET LITTLE GUY!)

EmilieAn said...

I fully support that smart cleaver Emily Anne Girl...lmbo

one quick click will help me get into the top 25!!

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