Family Meal Time
What’s the most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dinner with them!
Why is it so important for families to prepare food and eat together?
When we eat together as a family, we encourage each other to eat well-rounded meals. We laugh together, we share stories of our day, and we bond as a unity which strengthens us in so may ways.
This bonding creates family engagement, a sense of overall well-being, and helps to relieve stress. This unity strengthens the immune system and in turn creates robust bodies.
Eating is essential to life, and eating together with family is so powerful for your body, mind and spirit.
Sharing food does wonders for the soul as well. The smell of home-cooked meals brings memories of family and feelings of joy, happiness and love.
Preparing food at home is comforting to me and brings back so many memories. I remember when I was young that I would rush downstairs after my mother came home from work, I just couldn’t wait to help her with dinner! I was hungry for food, and hungry to learn how to cook with her. I soaked up everything there was to learn how to create dinner from, what I thought at the time, nothing. my mother made magic with food, and the special time I spend in the kitchen with her also created magic in my hands.
Dinner time was family time; we all had to be present and share our evening meal. The table was always set with a tablecloth and napkins. We ate simple but flavorful dishes like roasted chicken and rosemary potatoes, polenta with a hearty meat sauce, and garlicky string beans and hard boiled eggs. Nothing gourmet yet it was always delicious. Today I see more and more restaurants serving dishes like these and calling them gourmet when they only take minutes to prepare, and are made with simple and readily available ingredients.
Become a part of a growing Family Dinner Project and create that sacred space to thrive and share a good laugh with family….and let it out together.
Let’s laugh it up and do dinner together! CLICK HERE for full recipes you can make tonight!
Sending You Tons of Love and Humongous Hugs,
Tina “Family Meal Time” McDermott