Life isn’t usually about getting exactly what you want. It’s mostly about getting what there is. When my boys were growing up, they didn’t always like what I cooked. Sometimes we had leftovers or I thought they should be eating things that just weren’t as appetizing to little boys as the fast food hamburgers they saw on TV. And they didn’t have a problem telling me they didn’t really want it, but my answer was always the same. “Eat it anyway.”
When I started thinking about gathering together recipes for the things I had cooked when they were growing up, I wanted a fitting title. That phrase popped into my head.
Somewhere along the way this blog began to take form, and the recipe book title became intertwined with it. At some point they became one entity. Actually, it works better for this since it’s sort of the recurring motif of my life. Whatever life gives you, eat it anyway!