Follow Friday: Hey What’s for Dinner Mom?

[I told Laura I was going to do this post months ago. Sorry, Laura! Life got in the way of, well, everything.]

I first met or even heard of Laura from Hey What’s for Dinner Mom? (@whats4dinnermom) when she was a panelist at BlogHer Food ’10 in San Francisco. I was captivated by her. She spoke about the sorry state of school lunches with an alternating anger and optimism, and all the time, her humor was in evidence. I remember her saying her kids had never had Ranch dressing. I remember a slight twinge of envy at her pioneer-woman ways. (No, not THAT pioneer woman.)

I’m a city girl at heart. Born and raised in the suburbs of the ’60s-and-’70s navy-base lifestyle, I am now a happy urbanite. Still, if you read Laura for long, I dare you not to think it would be totally cool to:

make your own bacon;


All photos courtesy of Hey What's for Dinner Mom?

turn your dandelions into jelly;
dandelion fluffdandelion jelly

or maybe forage for fiddleheads in Alaska.
fiddlehead ferns

Laura is a lovely, hardworking woman with a strong heart and a sharp mind. You should check out her writing. And if you have the soul of a bargain-hunter the way she and I do, you should stop in on Sundays for the Penny Worthy Project.

Thank you, Laura, for caring about the world, your loved ones, and your bloggy friends. I for one appreciate it.

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  1. Caren with a "C" wrote on August 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm Uhr1

    My husband’s grandmother is an awesome cook. She cooks most everything from scratch. For wedding presents for all of her many grandchildren she sent each couple a few recipe cards with some of her recipes she thought were probably their favorites that she cooked. A great way to pass on and preserve them!
    Caren with a “C” recently posted..Easy Fudge Pecan Brownies

  2. Serene wrote on August 30th, 2011 at 10:08 am Uhr2

    Yes, that’s marvelous! And it’s why I started this blog. I didn’t want to lose my mom’s glorious cooking! :-)