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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!

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2 Responses to “About”

  1. Sunshine May 31, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful idea to blog on something to help get through a tough chore–like cooking, ugh. Not bad cooking for yourself but when you have others depending on you to feed them–another big, ugh!
    Thanks and abundant blessings to you…and nice meeting you and your blog. :)

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