I absolutely LOVE dinner time. I insist on having a sit down dinner every night and can't wait for my daughter to join us once she starts eating more solid foods that aren't pureed! We plan our menu every week so that we know what meals we are making and are sure to have the ingredients on hand. It makes it so much easier after a long day to prepare a meal when you know what you are making and aren't playing the "what do you want?" game.
Dinner isn't fancy at all, but we make meals we enjoy. Anything from pierogis (my husband's favorite) to tacos or even chicken cordon bleu. Although, I do have to admit that sometimes a good grilled cheese and tomato soup hits the spot!
After cooking our dinner, often times together, we sit on our stools and eat while talking about our days. Sometimes even silence is nice just because we are together. We talk about the meal, our days and our family amongst other things. It's the calm before the storm since after dinner is when we often are doing chores around the house and rushing around. Dinner time though- that's sacred.
What are your favorite times of the day? What are your dinner time traditions?