Guest Post! “Well Fed Futures”
Bio Blurb and Blog Summary: Meet Sarah! She a twenty something mom, wife, student, sister, daughter, pharmacy technician, blogger, amongst other things. She’s a pure bred Egyptian (be jealous) who was born in Ohio (GO BUCKS!) and has lived there her whole life and continues to raise her family there. Sarah is a clean freak and can’t function without her planner. She loves art, books, photography, knitting and cooking. Her blog is her thoughts and opinions of everything she encounters in the topsy turby adventures of life. She likes to tell it how it is whether people particularly like it or not.
Its true, as mothers we are concerned about what our children eat. It really starts before they are even born when deciding if we will breast feed or not (boobies rock don’t deny it!) and just escalates on from there. Organic jar foods, homemade baby food, the best of the best for our little munchkins no questions asked!
It makes sense too. I mean, what you put in is what you will get out. If you feed your child crap he/she will produce nothing but crap. However if you feed your child well they will be perfect, smart, healthy, rulers of the world. Right? So why stop there?
I grew up in a very unique Egyptian household and after leaving home there is one specific thing that’s takes me back to my childhood: my mother’s cooking. It doesn’t matter where I am in my life or how hectic things get – the second I smell her homemade grape leaves or béchamel, I’m six years old again.
I want my daughter to leave home (in a million years) with all that she loves tucked into a safe spot. That is why when I was pregnant – and loving food even more so – I started a cookbook for her. My intentions are to put every recipe we make up, fall in love with, make on holidays, or mess up together in that book so that when she moves out for good she can always have a little piece of her childhood with her. I found a too cute for words must have cookbook at Borders. It’s nice and when she’s 28 and pulls it off the shelf to cook something it’s not remotely childish or embarrassing. And in it I’ve been putting every recipe we cook here at our house from green bean casserole and homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to pina coladas and Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. I’m working on family recipes that come from my great great great grandmother to include (after translated) because no matter what anyone else says store bought hummus is not okay once you’ve have the made from scratch stuff!
So my question to you is – what are you leaving behind for your child to pass down to their children and so on? What are you giving them to be proud of and share with the people they will grow to love and call family?
I know I want my baby girl to have a well fed future – no matter what! (As all Egyptian mothers want)