Much Ado about Family Dinners

The game plan for next week starts out easy, as we’ll be travelling for the first two days.  Then, after holidays and snow days and what amounts to several weeks in a row of being out of our normal routine, we’ll be back in that routine in a flash!

I continue to see a a lot of debate over the importance of family dinners and the challenge of making it happen (see, for example, this Huffington Post piece about the benefits of reserving time for family dinners).  On the subject of whether to have a family dinner at home, I’m a staunch advocate.  On the subject of how to make it happen, I have mixed feelings.  When I’m enjoying cooking and the kitchen