Family Dinners

If you’ve read any of my site, you know by now I love food. Good food – not just any food, although I have been known to eat the odd Big Mac. One of the other things I love is my family, so it goes without question that eating food with my entire family is bliss.

While we generally all eat breaky at different times, the boys and I last at around 8:30am (gotta LOVE homeschooling!!), and we’re usually apart at work/school/out for lunches, but dinner is ALWAYS our together time.

I love that we always eat dinner together as a family, even if it’s only a 15-minute dinner between various volleyball practices. I don’t even mind that it’s sometimes rushed, as long as we’re together.

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And because it means so much to me, I usually find a way to make it special. With a special dish, with special place settings, with special fancy lemonade drinks, whatever I can find, even if it’s just set at the kitchen island.

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For the ceasar salad recipe, go here.

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This was a “fancier” dinner, but sometimes I set the table like this for no reason. Or because it’s Wednesday. Or because I had nothing else to do while my roast cooked. Well, not with the centerpiece, but you get the idea.

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Sometimes it’s just soup and sandwhiches, in pretty little new bowls for spring…

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A pretty table makes for a little celebration.
And, any time my family is together for a meal, it’s a little celebration!

Enjoy a dinner with your family!

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Other posts you might enjoy:
The Diet – Spreadsheet version
Happy Valentine
Dinners Around the World – France Edition

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8 Responses

  1. LOL you would hate my house then…breakfast and lunch is on trays on the couch! I so wish we had an island in our kitchen that the boys could sit on stools at in the morning.

  2. Sarah : I design houses – I’ll come draw one up for you ;-).
    OH, and we often eat in front of our TV, so don’t feel so bad!

  3. Did I just stumble on Martha Stewart’s site? Your “table scapes” are lovely. Things like this only happen in my house on a major holiday.

    You inspire me to do great things mid-week! Thank you. Such a great start to my Monday.

    -Francesca

  4. Francesca : You’re so sweet! The great thing is that all the stuff on the table was cheap-giant-grocery-store stuff, IKEA, on-sale Pottery Barn or Thrift Store. When it’s “cheapo”, I don’t mind using it every day. Plus, I guess I figure that if I’m going to spend 1-2 hrs cooking something, we’re DANGED WELL GOING TO ENJOY IT AS SPECIAL!

  5. Holy cow, you are a saint.

  6. Beki : Or just a snob… I can’t quite figure it either ;-).

  7. wow – love that table!! I’m all about pretty tables and you just reminded me that I want to get new napkins. Hmm….

  8. Tabitha : Just don’t get cotton – I cannot wash those suckers to save my life! I stick with poly napkins from now on ;-).
    Which night should I be over for a fancy dinner??!

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