… inspiration!

Well here I am, writing my first blog post!  I never thought I would see the day – I always thought, who would be interested in what I write?  But then I realised what a powerful tool the web and all its social mediums are and that I can find answers to the questions that bother me and the issues that vex me.

They may be small and they be trivial, but solve these, and I will relax a whole lot more.

So what bothers me?

I’m full-time working mother with 3 children: their ages are 5 years, 3 years and 4 months and the baby is 8 months old.  They are the light of my life and I am constantly looking how I can give them the best start in life.

One of these, is to teach them a love of food.  To expose them to a variety of tastes, textures, flavours and experiences. And to keep them healthy.

But where to find the time?  Neither I nor my children’s carer, have the time to cook elaborate meals. I’ve realised that I fall back on ‘the old favourites’ and that my kids eat the same few things fairly frequently:

– fish fingers / sausage / schnitzels with mashed potatoes, carrots and peas
– spaghetti bolognaise
– tuna / ham and cheese sauce with rice / pasta shapes
– scrambled eggs
– toasted sandwiches
– macaroni cheese
– fish pie
– chicken casserole

And how to make those school lunchboxes interesting each day? Esp with only 5 minutes in the morning to get them made up!

So I’m reaching out to all other mothers out there – please share your meal, lunchbox and recipe inspirations and I’ll share them with readers of this blog.  Ideally can they should be simple and quick to prepare.
And I’ll make sure that I post something new and different each week or so as inspiration too.

Improvements, suggestions and comments welcome!