We live in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, an urban oasis surrounded by farms and fields of green. From dating to marriage, birth to college, allergies to preferences, affordability to quality, processed to organically grown, there are choices and decisions that have to be made along the way.Food is all about choices, and there are plenty to make, especially when other people are involved.Dinner, as elsewhere in the colonies, was a midday, through the wealthy were like to do as their peers in England did, and have it midafternoon..England's gentry had a great variety of food on te table...An everyday meal might feature only one or two meats with a pudding, tarts, and vegetables...Butter, spices, sugar, and sweetmeats were luxuries, as were coffee, tea, chocolate, and alcoholic beverages other than beer." ---A History of Food and Drink in America, Richard J.Hooker [Bobbs-Merrill Company: Indianapolis IN] 1981(p. 67) "English settlers in teh seventeenth century ate three meals a day, as they had in England...Driven by a desire to overturn people’s attitudes towards cooking and reinvent society’s kitchen culture, I share my experiences in the kitchen and my outlook on raising a food aware family.
In 1728 the Boston News Letter estimates the food needs of a middle-class 'genteel' family. Dinner consisted of pudding, followed by bread, meat, roots, pickles, vinegar, salt and cheese. Each famly also needed raisins, currants, suet, flour, eggs, cranberries, apples, and, where there were children, food for 'intermeal eatings.' Small beer was the beverage, and molasses for brewing and flavoring was needed.
I’m the freelance writer, photographer, and the home cook behind Food for My Family, which has been named one of the top food blogs by Babble.com, She Knows.com, Working Mother, and Circle of Moms.
I am the author of , have served as the food editor for Lifetime Moms, and contribute regularly to a variety of online sites and traditional print magazines.
It’s a look at your week (and ours) with room for spontaneity. How to save money when you find a deal you just can’t pass on. This is how you take that price cut turkey and turn it into five different meals that you’ll enjoy eating without getting so tired of turkey that you throw the last third of it in the garbage. ) Money-saving tips, cooking techniques, random facts, timesaving secrets, dining out on a dime, product reviews of my favorite things: they’re all in here.
There are days when cooking a meal isn’t going to happen.