As Mother’s Day approaches, I know for many of us, it will just be a normal day . . . husband at work (on arguably the busiest day of the year) and us home with the kids. But instead of dwelling on that, I thought it would be fun to hear what it’s like to be the mother of a chef and who better to chat about this with than my sweet mother-in-law, Susan!
My husband and I started dating when I was 15 and he was 16. From the very first time I was over at their house, (as a girlfriend, not as a 5 year old with my family who supposedly sang and danced in front of the fireplace) I was treated like family.
There are many things I admire about my mother-in-law but the main one that stands out to me is her love for and dedication to her family. There is nothing she (and my father-in-law) wouldn’t do for her children and their families. The time and effort she puts into being a Mom and Grandma amazes me every day. She is a wonderful example of a godly Mother and wife and I am so grateful God allowed me to marry into her family and to be able to call her Mom.
So as we get ready to celebrate her this weekend (from 19 hours away – BOO!!), I thought it would be fun to ask her some questions about what it is like to be the mother of a chef AND the mother of a general manager/restaurant owner.
Yes, you read that right. 2 out of her 3 adult children are in the restaurant industry!(more…)
I don’t know about you, but when we travel, we always ask a local resident working at the hotel or grocery store, where the best place to eat in town is. We want to experience the food of the area we are visiting (and because my husband is a chef, we are a little picky about where to eat.)
While the internet is a great resource for finding local restaurants, it doesn’t tell you much about the quality of the food. And we all know that reviews on Yelp or another site like it, don’t necessarily represent what the restaurant is ACTUALLY like. This leaves us back to asking the locals where to eat.
Late last year, I found out about another option for dining out when traveling. (more…)
Have you ever searched, married to a chef, on Twitter?
If you search #marriedtoachef, you’ll see all of us tweeting about our lives as chef wives.
But try searching, married to a chef, no hash tag, just the phrase.
It’s hysterical the number of people that say, “I want to marry a chef,” on Twitter because they think the chef would cook for them all the time!
Here’s an example.
The tweet in the middle is actually from a fellow chef wife (Hi Juliana!) writing about being married to a chef. (You can see the post here.)
But look at the other two. I have no idea who these women are. I’m sure they are very nice and just want someone to cook for them. I just think it’s funny and sad at the same time. People just don’t get it! (more…)
Every time I look at the calendar, I am amazed that we’re in a new year. 2014 just flew by for our family.
Somehow in the midst of the craziness I started blogging. I had no idea how much I would enjoy writing and really wasn’t prepared for all the comments and emails I would get from so many people around the world that could relate to my life!
Today I thought I’d share my 5 most visited blog posts/pages from 2014 and also my 5 personal favorite posts.
Stitch Fix – This has absolutely nothing to do with raising a family with a chef, but all about me falling in love with this company. Who doesn’t love having great clothes show up in a box at your doorstep? I tweeted about this page. Stitch Fix pinned in on Pinterest and people visited. I doubt any of them were chef wives, but you never know. 🙂
My 5 favorite posts from 2014:
Letter to a Young Chef Wife – I loved putting together a list of things I wish I knew 19 years ago when my husband first started working in a professional kitchen.