Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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{Prudy} Project Empowering Motherhood

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Today we hear from Prudy, the genius mommy behind Prudence Pennywise. If you haven't heard of this blog I suggest you head over right this moment. You will feel inspired to create delicious and gourmet-looking foods. Did I mention all her meals are extremely budget friendly? As in spending $51.63 on groceries for the week with meals that include chicken satay, rib eye steaks, and chicken fajita melts. Reading her blog and seeing all the meals she cooks up makes me realize that cooking everyday doesn't have to be expensive. I'm a visual person so it helps that she breaks down the cost of her meals. Here's a sample of what's been cooking over at Prudence Pennywise over the last few months:

*How simple and delicious is this sweet cherry bbq chicken recipe?
*I've been dying to try this lemon bar recipe.
*Mmmm onion rings.
*You can never go wrong with chicken alfredo.
*Pineapple has never looked better. 
*I'm hoping Cati will be old enough to help me make these chocolate covered fudge Easter eggs.
*Serendipity has competition with this frozen hot chocolate.
*This is one of the many reasons why I love burgers.

Here are Prudy's answers:

1. One ugly truth about motherhood. Children are adorable and absolutely loveable, but they will get on your nerves.  (Husbands may also fall into this category on occasion.)

2. What does motherhood mean to you?  I struggled with infertility for 6 long years.  When I finally became pregnant with my daughter, I felt like I was coming alive, literally and figuratively.  I began to care about the world in a way that I hadn't experienced before.  Everything became interesting to me-the caterpillar on the sidewalk, the man fixing the telephone wires, the crack in the ceiling.  The idea of sharing everything with the little life that we had created infused my world with richer meaning.  

3. How has motherhood empowered you? There's a myth that you have to sacrifice yourself completely to become a mother.  It's partially true, since there is a lot that you must give up.  But I also think you figure out who you are through motherhood.  I didn't know that I had the capacity to handle so much, to juggle so much, to love so much.  I've gained much more than I've ever given up.  

Thank you Prudy for sharing your meal planning and money saving tips with us. The fact that you can create delicious meals on a budget for your family of four plus homeschool plus teach college classes plus do everything else you do is really inspiring and motivational!  

Project Empowering Motherhood is an ongoing series in celebration and honor of Cati's 6 months. For my responses to the questions and more about the series, go HERE. To read Jenn, Melisa, Esther, Andrea, Jenny, Jen, Mollie, Jamie, Charlotte, Erika, Shari, Julie, Lenore, Caroline and Alex's answers, go HERE. If you are interested in participating and being featured on the blog send your answers to the three questions to 

1 comment:

Angelo said...

Cozinheira de mão cheia. Uma expressão em português que quer dizer que a pessoa é uma excelente cozinheira.

See you.