I am very lucky because my family love what I cook for them which is so lovely and they are always grateful! However, I think that to perhaps prolong the effort involved with cooking and preparing meals it would be lovely to be back in the 18th century when it was an artform and the tables were laden with absolute works of art. However, with our busy lives that is something that we can only do occasionally at dinner parties (which I also love doing!).
One thing I do believe is so important is sitting together as a family for dinner ... I know for us it probably only happens about 3 times a week as Andrew always works late but when we gather around our table it is always great fun! We also love movies so I don't think it is a bad thing to have dinner in front of a movie whilst throwing banter back and forth. I believe moderation is the key .... I adore setting a table with all the trimmings but I equally love sitting in my pj's with the family, a great movie and a homemade hamburger with caramelized onion and rocket salad!
What are your family traditions with meals?
This meal I cooked a few days ago ~ Rosemary and Lemon chicken with Squash and a Rocket and Parmesan salad. I added creme fraiche and dijon mustard to the chicken as well! Have a great night and what are you having for dinner?????