A husband, five kids, a dog and I’m Latina. Enough said.
I’m Mama and I’m high strung… sounds like an AA meeting. I guess I’ve always been a little neurotic, but it got worse when the same six people kept showing up every evening, expecting to get fed.
I’m pretty organized, but even that hasn’t saved me from the craziness of the Daily Dinner Dilemma. I don’t like ordering take out because it is so expensive… and I can usually do it better with a lot less sodium… and so can you. That’s what this site is all about: helping you get some delicious meals on the table in less than 30 minutes (hopefully), as well as making some other pretty good recipes. If you mess up like we all do, I might have some fixes or just some advice to help you avoid the same issues next time.
And, like a lot of mamas, I have a lot of opinions, which I share in The Kitchen Think. I’ve also thrown in some articles I’ve written, mostly about things with a Latino beat.
If you nose around the site, you’ll see it’s kind of an eclectic mix… everything from tips for redoing your kitchen to some really cool kitchen gadgets and foods or products. You’ll also see that I am big into repurposing food… that’s chef-speak for serving leftovers. I hate wasting food, but I also don’t like the idea of eating “leftovers.” So I try to make them as unlike a leftover as possible, which is what you’ll find some of in Plated + Served.
I also like making lists… it helps me stay on task and get things accomplished. My family hates it when I pull out the pad and pen on Saturday morning. Sis says, “When Mama starts a list, I can forget about anything fun that I want to do.” Anyway, you’ll find a lot of lists here: Top 10 Things You Should Have In Your Pantry; Top 5 Things You Should Have in Your Fridge, Top 3 Pots and Pans You Should Own, etc.
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It is not the cooking that makes me high strung, it is all the crap going on around me. Carpools, laundry, the dog, the weather… and did I mention I’m also a culinary consultant and writer? Cooking makes a lot of people high strung, but it relaxes me. Probably because I’ve learned a few shortcuts that really work. I may be high strung the rest of the time, but I am zen in the kitchen…or maybe it’s GP’s vodka martinis.