Dinner Resolution(s)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give these tropical blues, hand-printed, linen pillow cases by giardino a 12.

Ironically, while searching for a recipe for chicken cacciatore, I stumbled across an article from Fox that I’m thrilled to share.

(Don’t ask how I arrived at Fox while looking for Giada De Laurentiis. I’m not even sure I could re-trace my steps if I tried. I prefer to take the scenic route when doing research.)

It’s like the author climbed into my head and wrote this article. With one (glaring) exception, I love everything he said. I couldn’t agree more with this concept.

The opening lines, by Dr. Dale Archer, read:

Each year, many of us choose to make a New Year’s resolution in order to better ourselves, our loved ones and our lives in general. School days are here again, and this year I propose that you commit to a School Year resolution that will benefit all of the above. Your life will be better, your children’s lives improved and you will give them memories that will last a lifetime. How much will this cost? Zero, yet it’s priceless. It’s time. Time spent as a family…at the dinner table.

I hope you’ll consider making the resolution.


  1. Trisha, this was always a "rule" at our house all during my son's growing-up years. Maybe it was a tradition brought over to our home because we both grew up in the South, but it was one that we kept. It might have been fast food we brought home at times, or even sandwiches, but we almost always ate dinner together as a family. I am so thankful now that we did that! A family that makes this a priority will never regret it.

  2. We almost always ate dinner as a family. In fact, my parents used it as an opportunity to teach manners. We always had to ask to be excused from the table (and we knew we couldn't ask if there was still a mound of untouched vegetables on our plate!). It was a great time to share conversation.

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