#30DaysofDinner Meal Plan: Week One

We all know the month of September can be hectic. Kids are heading back to school. Fall sports and after-school activities are starting up. While getting into the routine of it all after the slow months of summer, it’s easy to feel like each member of the family is going in a different direction.

Sharing Laughter while Sharing Meals

9 Ways to Invite the Light-hearted In Recently, my husband and I went to lunch and we got the giggles about something that was funnier to us than probably anyone nearby. The freer we were to say what we really thought, the more silly we became. We all have memories like this and then we say, “You…

Soup On My Mind

When I think of soup… I envision my family around our sturdy, oak table, leaning over big bowls of chowder. The light overhead envelops us in a scene we know as family while the windows hold out the blackness of night. My nose inhales the unmistakable aroma of sautéed onion lingering in the air as…

When Eating Dinner Together Seems Impossible, Try These Tips

If you’ve tackled the question of, ‘What’s for dinner?’ you might still have one big dilemma, ‘When’s dinner?’  Family meals are not easy to squeeze into today’s busy family calendar.  We have long work hours, long commutes, kids going in multiple extracurricular directions, and if there’s room, we might grab a date night or enjoy…

Grace, an Opportunity for Gratefulness

When I was little we said grace ‘jingles’ before our meals like, “God is great, God is good let us thank him for our food.”  Today, my husband usually says an impromptu grace and, in our family, we like to hold hands. I love the habit we have and how it draws us together as a family,…

Plan a Dinnertime Family Vacation

Take your family on a dinnertime vacation without leaving your home by serving Italian, Brazilian, or Mexican inspired dishes this month. Make it even more exciting by putting together a themed activity for your kids that goes with each locale. For an Italian feast, try our Italian Stuffed Shells with a Caprese salad, Polenta or…

FREE Gift with Family Pizza Night is something to talk about…

Don’t you hate those one-word answers from teens when you’re really trying, and perhaps fumbling to start a conversation? If you ask them, “Did you have a nice day?” and you feel lucky to get one word, “Yes.” or “No.” Well, you’re not alone. It sounds like you have a perfectly normal teenager. But connecting is important and sometimes…

Our New Year’s Resolution

Cherish each day. Each moment. Each family dinner. Great family dinners aren’t about how fancy they look. The real power is in how they make your family feel. Loved. Cared for. Dream Dinners helps you cherish those you care about. So savor the moments with these 4-simple resolutions for a truly happy new year! Slow…

Host a Taste of America Party!

Dream Dinners July menu is themed “Taste of America”! You can throw your own Taste of America dinner party using your choice of a menu item for that states theme dinner or… make 3 dinners for the “Tour”. Once the family is around the table, some dinner conversation starters can be facts about the states…

Friday Night is Pizza Night

Family Pizza Fun Night! Deep dish Chicago; thin crust New York; stone baked; meat lovers, vegetarian, cheese only – Pizza tailor made by you, for you. Making Dream Dinners pizza at home may seem daunting, but it’s actually just simple fun the whole family can participate in.

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