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   Posted 1/19/2010 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
For anyone who's not familiar with our Koffee Klatch, please sit down and join us. This is a break in each day when we can have some fun and a few chuckles along the way. Each day we take a topic or idea and share our thoughts and ideas. It doesn't matter how long you've been on the forum, you are always welcome at the Koffee Klatch!

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 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
It's just my husband an I. We do sit at the table for dinner, but sometimes we're guilty of watching the news while we eat. Most of the time I cook and get it on the table, then I put the leftover food away. My husband cleans up. If he does the cooking on the grill, I will usually clean up.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband and I take turns cooking.  We both love to cook, but when one cooks, the other often cleans.  So it is balanced out.  We do have a habit of sitting in front of the tv while eating.  Just convenient.  But there is still a special time when we enjoy the meal together.
Good thread Chutz.
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   Posted 1/20/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   


     Good Morning all

   I am new to the site so bear with me until i learn the ropes. i have had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue fior probably twelve yrs now and am finally breaking through the denial stage. am i stubborn or what? lol

   its just so life altering and not the same everyday so there is really no way to plan for anything. somedays i can do anything others nothing.

  i cook most of the time because my husband works and its the least i can do. and i have irritable bowel so who know what i eat will affect me.

  and then i usually clean up afterward too. because i do so little during the day.

                   well that was my exciting addition  

                     have a great day


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   Posted 1/20/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Crabby!!

Glad you jumped right in and joined us. You're officially part of the Fibro Family now, even the silly part.

Warm hugs to you!
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   Posted 1/20/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Cooking is my hobby.

I currently live alone with occasional visits from partner. When we lived together, I insist on sitting at the table.

I cook at least four times a week, usually more. I eat between 7-8 pm. I clean up after I cook, so cups, glasses, and plastic containers collect in the sink until I cook again. My elderly cat watches me eat, and then demands her dinner. I generally read while eating.

Tonight will be a veggie Christos e Moros AKA Christians and Moors AKA Black beans and rice.
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   Posted 1/20/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Meal times at our house are kind of odd. LOL My husband is gone for lunch and dinner everyday so it's just Jaden and myself. Jaden is 2. I usually cook something for Jaden and myself and we eat together for lunch. Then I make something for Jaden to eat for dinner which he eats in his highchair watching TV. Then when my husband gets home, which is at 8pm, we put Jaden to bed and then I make us something for dinner. He only has one day off a week so on that day, we always eat as a family at the table. It's a rule! LOL Sometimes on his days off, we go out for dinner so I don't have to cook.

It's confusing, even to me! LOL That's our life though!
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   Posted 8/28/2012 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I love this forum! Best yet :) I am new and waiting for Dx symptoms are similar. Dinner has always been a good time for my husbands family and mine. We try to always have a sit down dinner. Lately I have been in bed or in comfy chair with little or no appetite. I try to keep it light for Kidd but mom has been sick on and off a while now so they are used to handling chores and errands...my son even fixes breakfast in bed! Hubby has cooked cleaned and shopped for the last year but he is now doing it because I really just cant do much with hands. We are thankful for those in our lives who can pick up the slack when we r down. Hope you all have a great night.

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   Posted 8/28/2012 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the group, Artist!

Anyhow, I am currently rent a room and share it with my kid when I have him with me. Supper is usually a 3 way cook, I helped the mom with some rice and gravy and veggies, while we had her husband grilling chicken. We all sit down at the table, after we pray. We have a family table topics to, for them, their kids, us, and a few strays at times too (kids friends lol)
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   Posted 8/28/2012 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a table and chairs however I can not remember the last time we sat and ate around it. We sit in the living room in front of the tv for meals, even when the grandchildren are over as they consider it a treat. Grandpa has been known to bring a high chair in for the smaller ones.
Can you tell we no longer have carpet in living room. Lol.
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   Posted 8/28/2012 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I cook 6 nights a week, my husband usually cooks on Sunday. We usually eat on the couch, I have a big couch with food and drink holders. I know I am bad. We sometimes eat at the table, mostly used for the catch all stuff. Lol I clean up, since I am home all day. I cook for my daughter and her boyfriend each night. I never really mind because I feel so bless to be able to stay at home. I feel at least I can do is have a clean house and cook while my husband and my daughter are working and going to school.

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   Posted 8/29/2012 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
We normally eat 7ish when hubby to be gets home from work, and we always eat at the table, no TV, no games, no phones, and no one is excused till we are all done. Shirts required! Lololol but we are packing and moving so for two weeks we have ate where ever there is a free spot! The baby sometimes eats and goes to bed before that.
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   Posted 8/29/2012 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
We are a family of 5 adults who all work full time so dinner is a combined effort depending on who gets home first. We are guilty of eating in front of the tv however that doesn't stop us catching up on the days happenings. I am the one who usually cleans up the kitchen before bedtime however if I cant manage to do all the pots someone does try to do them the next day before I get home from work. It is a bit chaotic some nights with shift workers, sports and community commitments but we seem to have worked out a pattern that suits.
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   Posted 8/29/2012 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I got so excited when I saw this thread; I thought Chutz was back. It's funny how you miss people with whom you've only interacted online. :-)

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   Posted 8/29/2012 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
There are 4 of us in the household, but it we seldom all sit down for the evening meal at the same time since the kids are older. When they were younger, we used to always all sit down at the kitchen table for meals. Our 21 year old son is usually working or out for the evening, and our 15 year old daughter is usually in her room doing homework. So I usually prepare the meal, and they eat when they get a chance. My husband and I usually eat at the same time, but are usually in front of the TV in the living room. I am the one who puts the food away when everyone is done, and cleans up. During the summer months, I use the outdoor grill quite a bit, as there is less mess, and we like the taste of food cooked outdoors. The kitchen also stays cooler if the stove is not being used.

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   Posted 8/29/2012 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm the grocery getter, meal maker and cleaner upper at my house. :-) On a normal day, my husband and I along with our two daughters sit down for dinner together at the table. When he works overtime, the girls and I will eat in the living room and watch Disney channel. (by their choice) lol We always talk, no matter where we eat. In fact, both of my kids have the "gift of gab" just like me so mealtimes are just as gabby as any other part of our day! LOL

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   Posted 8/29/2012 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Growing up the seven (yes, I said seven) of us would sit down to supper when daddy came home from work everyday. Sundays were extra special...big fancy lunch after church and we got to eat in front of the TV for dinner! Wow!
We'd sit around and talk about our day and ask for advise on relationships with friends.

Now there's just my parents, my niece, and me sitting at the table everyday like clockwork at 5:30. We still have our family discussion and laugh and joke. Sometimes we'd eat in front of the TV, but it's rare. Sundays we go out to eat now.
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   Posted 8/29/2012 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been a long time since I've been on and it's good to see the Klatch back again, Chutz. For mealtimes
in my place, it's just my man and me and we work different shifts. Me, I like ham and munster cheese on
fresh Italian bread. My man eats just about anything. As I have to be up at 4 in the morning supper is
around 5 or so and early to bed!!
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