About Dinner Hero
Dinner plans got you down? Me, too.
I LOVE to cook, but I hate it when there isn’t a plan for dinner and everyone is ready to eat. I have tons of recipes and cookbooks, but at times have lacked the creativity to put it all together. I wonder how many lists of dinner ideas I’ve created, tried, rejected, loved, and forgotten about. No doubt, I’ve wasted countless hours redoing this never ending chore — planning the dinner menus for my family.
So, I’m on a mission to digitize all my recipes and photograph the food we make. And, I’ll share it all right here. I will strive to cook meals that are interesting, filling, well-rounded and fun. No more racking my brain at 4:00 pm everyday…wondering what I have in the freezer that can be thawed and quickly thrown together for dinner. OK, yes. I realize I’m living in a dream world. I’m certain that will still happen. Some.
And just because I like to do a whole lot more than cook, I’ll also share some photography, digital scrapbook pages, and DIY projects. Plus, I might throw in some stuff about my kids – just to keep the Grandparents happy.
Julie: I’m the writer of this blog and a proud Arkansas Razorback now happily living in Southern Texas! My husband, Marc, is my kitchen sidekick. I got really lucky when he chose me. Together, we have created a couple of kids who also love to eat (amazing, huh?). We’re doing our best to make sure they know how to feed themselves once they leave our house.
Marc: Our kitchen commander. Especially when he’s making sushi! For his real job, he sells medical nutrition (food in a bag!).
Chloe: She’s our lefty-which-makes-it-more-difficult-to-explain-how-to-use-the-kitchen-scissors, but she can make a mean batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Cooper: He’s always eager to help in the kitchen. But don’t ever leave your drink unattended when he’s around. We’ve always said, “If it’s wet, Cooper will drink it!”
Smokey: Doing what he does best. He’s 11 (that’s 77 in dog years) and he’s earned this right.
Photo Credits to my good friend, Kate Henson.