Cooking can be dreaded chore, especially when you have been running all day and you look up and you have a house full of hungry children asking, “What’s for Dinner?” I go through these strand ebbs and flows when it comes to cooking dinner. Sometimes, I am so organized, I have shopped for the week with a list, my meals are planned and listed on the calendar, and there is plenty of variety and a vegetable with each meal. Other times, I am a completely unorganized, and due to my lack of planning, end of running to the store three times within a week and spending way too much time ordering Chinese and pizza. You know you’ve ordered too much take out when the kids are sick of it.
There has to be a way to normalize things, even them out. Martha Stewart, I am not. Heck, I’m not even Rachel Ray…30 minute meals only work if you have planned ahead. I am just a mom who struggles with the task of getting a healthy dinner on the table at a reasonable time. So, I have decided to challenge myself to cook more. Some days I make really simple, yet tasty dishes, like BBQ Chicken Mac, other days, when I feel up to it, I stretch my culinary skills and can pull of dishes such as Chicken Tortellini with Asiago Cream Sauce. Either way, I am proud of myself for actually cooking.
I am the working mom of three children, ages 18, 13, and 9. My husband works long hours, so mush of the domestic responsibility, especially the cooking, falls on me. While I loved watching cooking shows, and pinning recipes onto my Pinterest board, I was not actually doing much cooking myself. I realized what a disservice I was doing to my family and decided to make a real effort to not only cook more, but to love it.
Join me in my dinner journey! Browse around at the recipes, some are mine, others I have found at other sites. Comment on the posts and, if you like, suggest a recipe or two. I am always on the search for something new, because it is far too easy to get in a dinner rut!