One of the primary benefits of being stuck at home, and one of the strangest shifts in reality as the world shut down back in March, was the ability to eat meals together at home as a family. To try new recipes, savor meal preparation together, better engage the kids in the planning, preparation and (most importantly) clean-up.
At the beginning, I remember counting out our meals in a state of wonder: that’s 6 meals in a row together at our table! Then, 10 meals in a row, then 15! Then you stop counting as it becomes the “new normal.” For a long time we actually tracked all of our lunch and dinner plans in a little book – it helped us to plot out new recipes, strategize our limited grocery store visits, and challenge us to avoid duplication. Continue reading