As you might have heard or read, Wilson and I are now cooking all the food in the Promise House. If you know anything about my culinary experience or lack thereof, you could see how this might be a bit challenging. So here’s where you join in: I need your recipes. Your breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. Your tried and true, all your kids eat it, you are confident when you bring it to a potluck, recipes. The simpler, the better, but I don’t mind spending extra time in the kitchen for extra deliciousness. A second recipe using the leftovers from the first earns you bonus points. Comment with a link to the recipe or just type (copy/paste!) the whole recipe right in the comment. Maybe some of you will get some new ideas for yourselves too! Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a recipe or meal idea to share:
- In general, if your recipe involves 4 cans of this or that, or a boxed mix, chances are we don’t have those things. Think fresh. Think natural. But also feel free to throw something out there and maybe we can find it. I am looking for an excuse to do some grocery shopping in the Dominican anyway.
- If your recipe involves some specific spices and you want to send us a big ‘ole container of that spice (or other random ingredient), we can hook you up with an address, and we can make your recipe over and over.
- Kid-friendly is ideal, but Wilson and I also eat the same food as the kids. We will then chop that food into small pieces for some of the kids and put the rest in a food processor (An awesome donation from our bus!) to puree it. We can add water, milk, broth, or whatever liquid “matches” to get the consistency we need for the rest of the kids, so most anything can be modified, just something to keep in mind.
- We do have an oven, stove, and crockpot, so pretty much any cooking method is possible. Meals that don’t require much (any?) cooking are also nice for the summer months to avoid adding any more heat to an already sweltering climate.
Alright, who’s in? You just may change our lives here and some of the cutest kids on the planet could be enjoying your recipe for years to come 🙂