I thought that it might be fun and helpful to give you some background info on our family. So, I interviewed the kids. That was interesting, to say the least. Here they are, in their own words.
1. What is your favorite color? “Red.”
2. What is your favorite time of year? “Christmas or winter.” (WHAT!? Not ready…)
3. What is your favorite thing to do? “Play with friends and play x-box.” (Of course)
4. What is your favorite food? “Pizza, pancakes, and waffles.”
5. What do you think of the blog? “Weird, because you are asking me some weird questions.”
6. Do you have any ideas for the blog? “It should be called The Pioneer Werven, or Werven Kitchen.” (Obviously we are fans of The Pioneer Woman) Anything else? “Or Planet Goodness.” Any other ideas? “I think you should add Legos for the background, that say ‘Welcome to the Kitchen.'” (Those are great ideas, Toby, thanks.)
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? “A police officer or a…oh, there’s so many jobs. Or a fire fighter.” Any reason why? “Because police officers eat doughnuts and drink coffee. And fire fighters fight fires. That’s it.” Anything else you want to say? “Yes. Will we be making pancakes and waffles?” Yes. “Yay!!” (This was actual conversation. No prompting. You can’t make this stuff up!)
1. What is your favorite color? “Pink and purple.”
2. What is your favorite time of year? “Summer and winter.” (Not sure why my kids all like winter…must be the Northern Brain Freeze)
3. What is your favorite thing to do? “Dance and sing.” (Let it go, let it go….sorry.)
4. What is your favorite food? “Pancakes and waffles.”
5. What do you think of the blog? “It’s okay.”
6. Do you have any ideas for the blog? “No.”
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? “A cowgirl, because I like horses and I can help people.”
8. Anything else you want to say? “That I know Jesus, and Jesus is good.” (Awww…)
1. What is your favorite color? “Pink and orange.” (I thought it was pink and purple, but what do I know?)
2. What is your favorite time of year? “Having fun with my family and my friends.”
3. What is your favorite thing to do? “Play at my friend’s houses.”
4. What is your favorite food? “Cookies!” (Of course. Note the lack of anything healthy in my kids’ responses.)
5. What do you think of the blog? “Um, it is pretty.” (Thank you!)
6. Do you have any ideas for the blog? “Yeah. Spending time with my family and friends. Does my tongue look like a butt?” (I have no idea where this butt thing comes from…honestly…)
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? “Ariel. A mermaid, because I just want to have a tail and swim underwater with no sharks.”
8. Anything else you want to say? “I want to have a mermaid doll.” (Apparently she thinks this is a Christmas list)
Although this little miss isn’t quite old enough to answer my interview questions, she sure is developing a personality all her own. She is a little ball of energy (and often destruction) and is not afraid to tell it like it is. She is super fun to be around!
This guy is a foodie himself – he shares my love for food adventures, and fully supports my foodiness – is that a word? – as in, he loves to sample what I make. He loves bacon, hates coffee (so far, but I keep trying), keeps me laughing, and has the innate ability to remain calm when I am freaking out. He is literally the “butter to my bread,” and makes my life a whole lot sweeter!
I am a wife and mom of four busy, amazing kids. I love everything about food: creating it, eating it, and photographing it (but not so much cleaning up after it). I love diy projects. I am a slightly sarcastic, unsuspecting foodie with a moderate addiction to cookbooks. I believe that food should be an adventure; fun and memorable. Why write about food? Food is a connection point for people – it builds relationships and makes memories. We bond over food. My hope is that you will fall in love with food and pass that love onto your family and friends.