Monday, August 20, 2012

Dinner: A Love Story

It seems I jumpstarted my return to blogging. I thought I was ready to recommit to regular posts, but alas I was a bit overzealous with my kids still home, one child starting community college, one leaving to go back to college, three needing uniforms and school supplies, two having birthdays, some scattered book events... you get the drift.
But I did want to say I'm trying to come back on a more regular basis. I see light on the horizon in the form of next week when the birthdays will be over and the kids safely tucked away in school on a daily basis.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a book that has been inspiring me, Dinner: A Love Story. I stumbled onto it via Pinterest and was late to her party it seems, as this has been a popular website for years.
I spent a day curled up with this book, reading it. And yes, I said reading. It is a cookbook, but it's also a story about two parents who committed to eating dinner as a family every night even with two kids and two jobs. Even though I already serve some sort of dinner most every night, I was inspired by this book. Not necessarily even by the recipes (though I did see a few I wanted to try), but more by the spirit of the book-- the way that it urges us (me and you, the readers) to embrace dinner and family.
I was not sent this book nor does this author know I'm writing this. I just wanted to share in case some of you, like me, find yourselves needing a shot in the arm to help re-find your passion for food preparation. The night I read this I made pot roast with carrots, potatoes and onions and green beans. (My kids said it would've been perfect if I'd made cinnamon apples and rolls too-- duly noted.) For dessert I made a hot fudge pudding cake served with vanilla ice cream. Needless to say, my family was glad I found this book!
Here's the trailer, in case you'd like to know more:

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Arlene Grimm said...

Glad you are back!! And that book sounds like it might be a good Christmas gift for my adult children!!

Zibilee said...

I am glad to see you too! I know how busy summer can be, but I am glad that you are back with us now.

I think it's really important for families to have dinner together every night. I didn't have that when I was growing up, but I wish that I did, and I do it with my family. Though most of the others around the table are quiet, I can talk enough for all of us!

Thanks for sharing this with us today!

Rebecca in SC said...

Glad you are back! Even if it's short blogs -
You are a great writer and a great encourager!
Rebecca Whalen