hello!! I started this blog in 2016 – believe it or not it was one of the items on my “bucket list”. At the time, I was a Mama to one sweet baby girl, Olive, who was 15 months old. (For context that will add hilarity later, this was also a time in my life when I believed it was vitally important that I make fresh baby food purees) I mostly documented the recipes I cooked for myself and my partner, Kevin, who was always so gracious to try out new meals with me! I found many recipes on Pinterest and modified them to fit my particular tastes or nutritional needs. Kevin and I would try the recipes multiple times and test the best flavors and cooking times. Hours of memories were made in the kitchen, and we loooooooved our crock pot!
I also had grand visions of insightful writing about life, the universe, and everything – hence the wonderfully esoteric domain name http://www.ephemeralodyssey.com, which I so lovingly pay $18 every December to preserve.
Fast forward to 2022 – a lot has changed!!! We are now parents to 6 wonderful kiddos, Olive, Evey, Thorin, Avery, Blaze, and Leo! For better or worse, updating my blog fell by the wayside as we navigated life as a family of 8. Truth be told, so has cooking and experimenting with recipes. Also my overall hygiene and cleanliness standards. While we make it a priority to provide the children with healthy, balanced nutrition and teach them about food and movement, making recipes and cooking sit-down meals has not been a huge part of our parenting repertoire.
I had the urge to delete this blog until I realized that, at one time, having this blog was a DREAM and a lifetime goal! Surely there was a way to repurpose and revitalize it for my family now, while still preserving the classic content to look back on and enjoy.
So, I present to you: who will eat this? A recipe blog for busy parents by a mama with a range of kid tastes from “I’ll try anything once” to “I don’t like this brown part of the bread” and “the smell of rice is disgusting, can I eat in the living room?” Here, I will document my attempts to cook for my family and answer the ultimate question of modern parenting: who will eat this?!
*note* I am leaving the “classic recipes” as is – including the precious/dorky commentary. It’s all part of the nostalgia! I do plan to revisit them and make new posts, including KID RATINGS AND REVIEWS!
My hope is to share practical food ideas with a heaping side humor – because when it comes to feeding a family, you have to laugh sometimes to keep from crying.