I roasted and peeled four Poblanos today and for the first time ever, they left my hands on fire! Excuse my typing…
Is there really anything more important than family dinner? When you were a kid, didn’t you sit down at night and eat a meal with your family? I did all the time and really didn’t know any different. I had no idea how important it was then.
I know, a lot of you live on your own and may not actually see your family as often as you’d like but, I mean family in a very liberal sense-you, your kids, your parents, your friends, or your neighbors. Make your “family” with who ever is around and break bread with them.
I think it is so incredibly important to sit down at the table and eat home cooked food. I’ve posted about this before but, it’s Sunday evening and this is always the night when I think about a family meal. I have good friends who own a restaurant and their schedules are nuts. But, what ever might be happening gets put aside on Sunday night so they can have family dinner.
So much happens when you share a meal with others. If you have kids, you hear about their day, their worries, and their friends. If you are with your spouse, you might actually have a minute to tell a story or have a conversation. If it’s friends or neighbors, you can learn something new about each other or just have a good laugh. It’s not quite the same in a restaurant. It’s nice and special but, eating at home should be even more special. When you spend time cooking and share that with others, it tells them you care about them. You’ve probably heard the term ‘food is love’. Never is it more true when you have a meal with your family.
If tonight is not the night, how about tomorrow?