It's a question that's been passed down generation to generation. I remember asking my mom that every day and just thought she had it all planned out (probably since birth!) I had no idea how hard that question was until I too became a mom!
When it was just me and my husband, Doug, we lived in DC and take-out (or better yet, home delivery) was everywhere! We would meet up in Georgetown after work for dinner (and cocktails!) or grab something to go on our way home! In one apartment we lived in in DC, we even had a Harris Teeter below us with zillions of pre-made meals - so needless to say "What's for supper?" was a question that could be easily answered!
Today, that question has become a lot more difficult, and I have a new appreciation for how effortlessly my mom made it seem.
Being the mother of a 2 year old, I am not only challenged with what likes and dislikes she may have, but I am highly in tune with what I am putting into her body! I never paid too much attention to how much sugar was in this, or sodium in that - I just watched what I ate as best as I could, and thought "heck, it seems to be working for me, so I'll keep going with it!" It's a whole different story when I have no idea what works and doesn't work for my daughter, Gracie. I think about her long term health, her weight, and all the other things you hear on the news (oi vey! - that's yiddush for "Good Gracious" - that's southern for "yikes!")
In any event, I am on a daily mission to find good things for my family to eat! Once you start really paying attention to labels, you can get neurotic! I'm not quite there yet (or at least I don't think so, but I'm not sure what the rest of my family and friends would say), but I do care about what I put on the dinner table and how it impacts the health of my family.
This is where The Divas In The Kitchen comes in! Every day, one of us will post a menu for supper! Sometimes it will be simple, other times, more extravagant, but most importantly, it will attempt to be fun and nutritious!
We'd also like your recipe ideas!
I have found that my network of friends and family have provided me with the greatest recipe tips! I'm constantly asking other women what they're having for supper, and the ideas they come up with are fabulous!
So, from now on, "What's for supper ya'll" will be a new resource added to our page daily!
Send us your ideas and check back with us daily!