To all you mom athletes out there (and you are all athletes!), I hope you were feeling the love on Mother’s Day. I had calls from the kids (all parents now) and we did some reminiscing.
One of the things that make being a mom especially great is being reminded of things I said:
“I’ll turn this car around!”
“If you don’t clean your room, everything is going in the trash.”
“I mean it this time!”
“NO…but add it to your birthday/Christmas list.”
“I’m not going to ask you again!
“You’re grounded!” (Then forgetting.)
“I’m not bringing your lunch/homework/cleats/baseball mitt to school ever again!”
“I don’t know” is NOT an answer.
But I loved hearing this from the kids every day:
As soon as they walked in the door every afternoon:
Kid: “What’s for dinner?”
Me: “Are you checking the menu in case you might go somewhere else?” But I think it really meant that they were looking forward to something good.
I enjoyed cooking for my family, and most of the time the kids liked or were willing to at least try what I made. Soups and stews were an easy and frequent go-to, with bread and cheese.
I’m having food-related mommy flashbacks remembering my youngest, about 4-years old walking around the grocery store munching on a whole head of broccoli. I think this smoked gouda-broccoli soup would have made everyone at my table happy.
It is the second Monday of the month, so enjoy this Recipe Edition!
Smoked paprika and smoked Gouda give this broccoli-and-cheese soup recipe a double hit of smoky flavor. If you can’t find smoked Gouda, smoked Cheddar gives delicious results as well.