Busy Moms Read This Book

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

this picture is from her Tamar’s website.


School is in!  This is the first year I have sent a kid to school.  I feel like I an official mom.  Do you ever have those moments where you look at your life and you can’t believe that you are old enough to be a mom.  A real mom. Dropping off Isaiah at school was surreal. He loved it and I loved that he loved it so we are all loving it.

I think the final step to being an official mom is to get a mini van. Which by the way I am totally ok with.  In fact I can’t wait to drive a mini van.  SO convenient.

Isn’t it fun to be a mom?

Anyway…the point of this post is tell you about a book that will help you be the super mom that you are in the kitchen.  I If you are struggling with creativity in the kitchen or feeling like you have to have a recipe to pull a meal together, you NEED this book.  The Everlasting Meal completely changed my view of cooking.  I have always prided myself on creating a meal out of nothing.  In fact once I went a month without grocery shopping on a bet.  But this book gave me so many ideas on how to pull together a meal with simple ingredients.

An Everlasting Meal

What the book is……

An interesting to read.  It is not a cookbook, but a book of processes.  In one chapter she teaches you how to roast a mountain of vegetables and use them in soup, sandwiches, a puree, etc.  No fuss or frills.  She doesn’t give a lot of recipes  more  methods and lets you experiment in the kitchen.  She make you feel like anyone can do it.   And believe me you all can do it.  This book is for the seasoned cook and the total newbie.  I have started giving it as a wedding gift I love it that much.  Wow I am sounding like a commercial.  This isn’t a sponsored post I just love this book and thought you would too.

What this book isn’t…….

This book isn’t a health book.  Although she does advocate using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch.  Her focus is more on teaching processes, how to minimize your time in the kitchen and pull together simple beautiful meals with good quality ingredients.  Happy Reading!

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3 Responses to Busy Moms Read This Book

  1. I should get this. I realized just recently that my biggest issue with cooking is that I don’t like to cook that much. I was never taught how to cook so it’s sort of a big chore for me. And it keeps me falling off the wagon…this attitude I have. And also that I don’t like the process of going all over town (and driving into a city) looking for ingredients for a recipe and then none of us loving it. Or only me liking it. This has happened a lot lately! Ahhh! So maybe it’d be a good read for me.

    • desiree says:

      Krisit-hi!! The reason I like this book is because she teaches you how to morph the same ingredients into a lot of different meals. I also like that she simplifies things. Read it and let me know how you like it. As for cooking being a chore. I think we all feel that way sometimes. I enjoy cooking and sometimes I feel that way. One thing that I try to do is meet your family half way. If they aren’t loving all of the new foods cook something that is familiar to them and upgrade a few of the ingredients. Make cookies with a whole grain flour, and use butter if they will eat it better that way. Try half butter half coconut oil and let them get used to the new tastes. Sometimes it takes time to switch taste buds around, they say it can take up to 15 times for kids to recognize some foods as “food”. Try ordering in bulk or online so you aren’t driving so much. I know how you feel. Keep going, your kids will love you for it, and just find 5-6 meals they enjoy and keep rotating through those till you find another keeper. Wow this is a long answer-just hang in there. We aren’t striving for perfection here just doing a little better each day.

  2. Thanks Desiree! I’ll for sure get that book and let you know what I think. And the 5-6 meals is my goal so you just re-inforced that for me. Thanks for always giving me feedback. You’re awesome!

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