I have been told that the number of family meals is directly related to future success in life. At least it is if you define a successful life as having positive relationships, having a good career and being a person who makes a positive contribution to society in general. To be honest, I cannot say whether this is true but I encourage you to do your own research and decide whether or not you buy in to the idea.
I’m also told that people like to get to know the person behind the blog so I’m going to let you in on something about myself. My greatest daily challenge is putting food on the dinner table that the whole family will enjoy. That should not be too difficult when you consider that we are just a family of four. And yet it is!
You see all four of us are picky eaters (we come by it honestly). Add to that the fact that my wonderful husband prefers a paleo diet where he gets as much protein and as little carbs as possible. Then add to that the fact that my daughter has just recently decided that she needs to be a vegetarian. Then add to that the fact that she is also better off not eating any dairy products as she appears to have a food sensitivity to dairy. Then add to that the fact that my son limits his protein to peanut butter and chicken strips. Then add to that that both kids have braces on their teeth and those lovely tortilla wraps above get all stuck in their teeth, and they are best not to eat raw carrots or nuts or anything too crunchy. Okay. okay. I know I could have it worse. There are people who have to cook for a bigger family with life threatening allergies and diabetes and other health issues.
And this is how I know it is not just me. So I’m asking… how do you decide what’s for dinner?