Meals Like Mom Made

I know many moms today who would agree that our current generation is eclipsing that last of many generations of women, women who were, literally, the salt of the earth. My mom, Mommy Martha, is one of those women. It is a rich culture of home cooking and home life that feels like sand quickly falling through our fingers. Cooking together, eating together, enjoying each other together over real food. It brings life, warmth, and stirs love into our families in daily doses. We’ve stopped “stirring” and dinnertime is becoming a past time.

As parents, many of us are on the fast forward treadmill of this culture yelling like George Jetson “Stop this crazy thing!” And there, lurking on the sidelines is a smelly, convenient fast food bag, eager to hand us a cheap substitute. It is not just a quick fix to dinner, but a replacement for something altogether so invaluable, enriching, and life-giving to our families and homes. Think about it. All the would-be, could-be moments and treasured time that is sacred to our family around a home-cooked meal, stuffed in an obnoxious paper bag that smells like fake food. What a picture.

Over time, eMeals has brought together its own society. We have drawn together thousands of moms and dads from all walks of life who value the daily dose of home cooking and want to do the best they can to make it happen. It is not easy. Along with you, I want to be in that league of generations gone-by that preserves the life and love of home around the conversation, time spent, and laughter over a home cooked meal. These moments will not come again! Our children and loved ones are with us for such a brief season, so join the eMeals league along with me, Mommy Martha, and all who enter.  Let’s cook, love, and live like there’s no tomorrow!

Thank you Mommy Martha for all the love you stirred into my life.

Thank you for your Turkey Crunch too, one of my fav’s.

Turkey Crunch
eMeals Plan: Entree
  • 3 c diced cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1 c chopped celery
  • 1 c shopped onion
  • 1 can cr of chicken soup
  • 1 small can sliced mushrooms
  • 2 oz pkg slivered almonds
  • 6 saltine crackers, optional
  • 1 can chow mein noodles
  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Pour into casserole dish, crumble crackers on top.
  3. Bake uncovered, 30 min, @350.
  4. Serve hot turkey mixture over steamed rice.
  5. Sprinkle chow mein noodles over top.


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6 thoughts on “Meals Like Mom Made

  1. Jill

    There are crackes in the directions but not in the recipe. Am I missing something since I’m on my mobile phone? Thanks

  2. Rachael Warrington

    I loved what you wrote. My mom was one those mothers who cooked every meal, cleaned like a whirlwind and held our family together.
    We ate dinner nightly, there was never a thought of not having dinner together every night; mom cooked and we ate. Maybe on the weekends we might not be home as much, but I still think we ate at home….it was cheaper. We brought our friends over to eat dinner at our house. My mom is the last of her kind, I can’t even keep up with what she did. Oh and she worked full time….I strive to be more like her.

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