I am the mom of 3 boys and caretaker of my younger brother who has Downs. My boys EAT! They are all below the age of 13, so they are growing boys. I am a teacher and a single mom, so quick, easy and nutritious are my key words when cooking meals. I grew up with a mom who was at home, not working, and who loved to cook. We had lots of comfort foods and downhome cooking, some may call it "soul food" today. She was a preacher's wife and we had lots of potluck meals at church which I loved. SO my tastes evolved with casseroles and lots of old southern cooking styles. I don't have as much time to cook as my mom, so I try to use shortcuts, yet come out with the same results. It isn't easy.
My favorite things to cook
Any Tex-Mex dish, but with my own flair. I love to simmer turnip greens and peas on the stovetop all day, throwing small cobs of corn and pork jowls into the peas to simmer. We also like fried catfish, but I have found that the Swai fish taste just as good and are cheaper to buy, with little or no trimming needed.So my favorite things to cook are those things that are quick, easy, nutritious and great tasting during the week and "soul food" on the weekends.