I am loving this Fall weather. The weather is starting to get nippy but the sun is still shining. It's time to start making soups and such. There is nothing like the aroma of warm soup simmering in a crockpot on an Autumn day, maybe throw a little bread in to bake as well.
One of the wonderful things about homemade soup or homemade anything, for that matter, is that I control what goes in to the recipe. I can make sure the ingredients are fresh and healthy. I have been trying for the last few years to be better about making healthy choices for my family but find it difficult to embrace the lifestyle all around. Let me be perfectly honest...I'm lazy. lol The grocery store is full of easy "grab and go" foods for our children, and when I'm busy it is so simple to just throw something in the microwave and voila' food is ready for children. However, my microwave is sort of making me feel yucky as a parent. I find that the more I learn about microwaves and what they do to your foods the more concerned I become. I heard...(although I havent done the serious research) that the high heat from our microwaves changes the enzymes and the metabolics of our food so that the body doesn't know what to do with the so-called food and therefore just turns it into fat inside the body. That is not okay!!! I love my microwave...it's red! hahaha It matches my kitchen....seriously how pathetic am I? I need to just get rid of it. I can warm up stuff the old fashioned way, even invest in a countertop toaster oven. Yes,it takes a little longer, but the taste is far superior. When I cook chicken nuggets or french fries in my oven the boys rave about it. I would like to get away from even prepared foods at all, but I am taking baby steps as I go. So today we will have some homemade soup and homemade bread for dinner. Something healthy that my families' bodies can actually use and will keep them strong and healthy. Join me as I experiment with different natural sugars and recipes and I explore getting back to earth and the way God intended for us to eat and live our lives.