Kitchen Time is Family Time
It’s great that modern conveniences like the microwave, freezers, refrigerators with ice makers and water dispensers, and many other appliances and gadgets have made many of our tasks so easy and quick these days! With just a few pushes of a button, you can have a hot meal or a cold, icy drink.
But, has all this convenience had a price? Back a few generations ago, the dining room was often a place that families found themselves gathering and many of us might have fond memories of time spent in the kitchen, in meal preparation. These days however, with busy families on the go, sometimes meals are quickly prepared in the microwave then eaten on the run. How can your family recapture the magic of kitchen family time? It’s easy! Get busy in the kitchen together!
With so many easy to prepare foods in the markets, even the non-cooks amongst us can purchase a package of cookie dough or a cake mix and engage the family in an evening spent around the kitchen table. First, preparing the magical treats and then enjoying them together!
How about getting the kids involved in some meal preparation too? Even the youngest can join in. With a little caution, a young one can stand on a kitchen chair to reach the counter top with you and assist with simple tasks like adding the chopped vegetables to the salad. and they can also help with setting the table.
There are many websites featuring recipes just for kids that you can prepare together – everything from funny-faced sandwiches to veggie quesadillas are great options that help your family spend time together and that also teach your children some great lessons.
Even for the busiest of families, one of the best ways to stay in touch and in good communication is to take time to prepare and eat your meals together. If your busy family has gotten out of the habit, why not give it a try tonight?