I did not grow up eating many vegetables. Broccoli, corn and carrots were about it. My Mom was raising us 5 kids alone in a 2 bedroom apartment and we were pretty poor. There were 3 of us kids in 1 bedroom and my 2 oldest sisters in the other one. That left Mom sleeping on the pull-out couch in the tiny family room. She worked her butt off for us kids. Usually holding 2 or 3 jobs just to put food on the table. I think about it now as a mother myself with only 3 kids AND a helping husband, it’s still hard. I have no clue how my Momma did it alone, but she did a great job and I have so much respect for her doing what she did for us kids.
That being said, we had fast food a lot or quick and easy meals at home. They mostly consisted of ramen noodles, soups and tacos. I know my Mom wanted to feed us healthy food but it can be expensive. She was working a 9 to 5 day job then a 5 to 10 waitress night shift, so I’d imagine she hardly had time to worry about her kids getting their fruits and veggies every day. Now that I’m a grown up (lol, I like to think I am anyway) I have experimented with many new vegetables I never ate as a kid. Asparagus was one that I fell in-love with at first bite. I love the texture, the flavor, and I also love all the different ways you can make it even yummier. Like this DIJON ROASTED ASPARAGUS. It is incredible! Even if you’re not a big mustard fan I still think you’ll like this recipe. 😀
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