Question Of The Week

Question of the week: When do you plan dinner?

I have a bad habit of waking up in the morning and just staring into my fridge hoping something will pop out at me and say “Cook ME for dinner!”

I am going to try and start actually planning my meals. I have two fears with meal planning. The first fear is that once I post a meal plan then I am committed to it. My second fear is that if I post my meal plan nobody will show up for dinner!

The Dinner Table Discussions

My family has this strange tradition called eating dinner together. Yes, I know, it is a bizarre unheard of thing these days. We all sit down at the same table, at the same time and eat a home-cooked dinner made by me, not Colonel Sanders. Believe it or not we even talk to each other at this strange tradition called dinner.

Last night we started talking about politics. To this topic my 8 year slumps down in her chair and my 15 year old tries to avoid any eye contact with her father. Then the dreaded happened, my husband turns to our 15 year old, high school freshman, daughter and asks her what she thinks will happen to our country after the elections this year. I could tell by the look on her face she had no clue what he was asking her, so I made a joke stating that unless Miley Cyrus was going to be named President these kids really didn’t care. At least I got a laugh out of my 8 year old daughter who was still slumped down in her chair! Luckily, somehow this saved my older daughter and my husband ended the topic with a “That is what is wrong with our country these days” remark. What I should have said was, “When you were a freshman in high school did you stop selling drugs and listening to KISS long enough to care about  what would happen to our country after an election?” Now that would have lead to a real funny discussion that I’m sure the girls would have loved to got in on!