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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
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For today describe a typical family dinner. Did you all eat together as a family? Who cooks, tidies up and does the dishes? Do you each grab a plate and site in front of the TV? What's dinner time like at YOUR house??

I've always insisted that no matter what else everyone is doind during the day, we all will sit down together at the dinner table...and that doesn't mean sit somewhere else! It's time to eat, visit and remember what each other look like...lol So yes, I do love the dinner time in our home.

How is dinner time managed at your home?
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   Posted 1/20/2010 4:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately right now we do not have a table to sit at and eat our meals. So for right now all of our meals are eaten in the living room and in front of the TV usually, but as far as dinner goes they are eaten as a family and while the TV is usually on it is turned down and we do talk about this, that or the other. Once we can get things arranged and find a decent table and chair set meals will be moved to the dining room.

My wife cooks maybe 2 or 3 meals a year. The rest is cooked by me, and most of the clean up is done by me as well, or maybe I should say me and Little Chef as I call my 4 year old during meal prep times.
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   Posted 1/20/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
While growing up my family always sat down together at the table for our evening meal and this ritual continues today. We do have a small tv in the kitchen now and enjoy watching Cash Cab while we eat but we all play along so there is alot of interaction between us. Commercial time we talk and catch up on everyones day.
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   Posted 1/20/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
We do eat out alot just the two of us now. But, I like the meals at the table not in the living room in front of the tv. I am with Chutz on this one, with kids at home we sat down together. We do tend to eat the same time because the husband is diabetic.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   

   My wife does most of the cooking in the winter time, and I do alot of the cooking in the summertime. We also used to eat out a lot, but since we purchased the Biggreenegg, we have cut down on that quite a bit. I have always insisted that we all eat together, and finish together as well. The kids will gobble up ther food and just want to run and play...so I make sure the supper table is family time, with quality conversation. Our 15yr old does the dishes nightly, however we do take our dirty dishes to the sink and rinse them off for her. It's the only chore she has to do do, and the 8yr old take the trash out. Latley, my wife has been bringing my meals to my bed, as I hate to sit in pain at the supper table anymore.


I just wanted to add one more thing!...We cured a porkloin 10days ago and smoked it for around 8hrs or so on the smoker Sunday afternoon. WOW!...what a fun thing to do..and Wella!...we had buckboard bacon when we got done!....we just keep it whole in a vaccum bag and slice only what we need for breakfast with eggs and all...or for a sandwich at lunch time. Very easy to do...and we learned something while doing it too!

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 1/20/2010 12:45:49 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
For today describe a typical family dinner. Did you all eat together as a family? Who cooks, tidies up and does the dishes? Do you each grab a plate and site in front of the TV? What's dinner time like at YOUR house??
   Dear Chutz,
     Yes, we all eat together as a family. I cook everynight. I have unusual hight stools placed in certian areas so I can cook when I am in p*** ( sorry forgot no "p" word!!). The large kitchen cart on wheels also helps alot. Once a week is my husbands turn to cook, but since he has blown up the kitchen twice he has to provide take-out meal of some sort. The girls set the table, no TV. I cook and prepare rather common "meals" so plenty for everyone to choose from. Sunday night "cooking" take a little over 2 and half hours, because I prepare the entire weeks lunches as well that night. But, usually as I cook the family sort of... gathers? In the kitchen to talk while supper is being prepared. Cleaning up after supper is a family affair. We all clear the dishes, package the left-overs. No need to clean up the "cooking" dishes as I clean those as I finish each portion of the meal. Every night we sit down to eat between 5:30 to 6:00. Though sometimes it might be a little late.



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Post Edited (Dani Henson) : 1/20/2010 11:54:09 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/20/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
well since I am sick a lot and too tired to cook we order out alot. I try to keep it to once a week on thursdays. My hubby never cooks, but he does clean up. We try to sit as a family but my 4 year old son never sits and seems like he never eats. sometimes I have to cook 2-3 different meals so the kids will eat. I am not a big fan of dinner time the way it is, but recognize how important it is. I lie to cook a big meal sundays, but hasnt happened in a few weeks. I really like when people enjoy the food I make and I am known to be a good cook. I dunno, I wish dinner was more serious at my house. Dinner time is also when I am my sickest and most painful. We never eat in the living room.

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