Friends and family are often commenting on how delicious and healthfully we eat, so we are putting this blog together for two reasons. First, to show off. Yep, vanity drives this blog.
Okay, not really, the real purpose of this blog is to present ideas for eating healthfully and yet within a reasonable budget, and with the working single parent time allotment, which isn't much. Most meals here will take 30 to 45 minutes from fridge to plate, and around ten dollars or less to feed a family of three, with enough left over to pack a lunch.
As for who we are... My name is Shawn, and I live in Austin, Texas with my two wonderful kids of 13 and 18. We are a fun, active and creative family. You can often find us on the paintball field, playing disc golf, participating in scavenger hunts or on photography excursions.
We always make time to enjoy dinner together at the table, often with a deck of cards or other social game. To us, it's part of what keeps the family connected, happy and whole.
We hope you enjoy follwing our culinary adventures, and try some of these ideas yourself. I don't follow recipes, but I will add notes for you. If you are at all adept in the kitchen, you should have little trouble following along.
If you ever have questions, post a reply so that the discussion might help others.
So without further ado, let's get cooking.