You may be wondering, what is a “happy birthday, Mom” post doing on this food blog? To that I would ask: don’t we all learn something about eating and cooking from our mothers? I certainly have learned a lot in this regard from mine. My mother was always the primary food preparer and supplier in my house growing up. Night after night she whipped up a home cooked meal for us all to eat together at the table that included most, if not all, food groups. She loves to cook and taught me to love it, too. She also passed on her habit of showing love to others through feeding them.
So this post is for you, Ma, for teaching me to love food and cooking and feeding people.