"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
Head Chef
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 1,218
Does your family eat dinner together?

every night ?
We do not .. our schedules seem to be conflicting most
of the time .. but this whole making two dinners every night
seems to be getting really expensive .. and i feel bad if the kids
have our left overs the next night .. but did not get to enjoy
the first meal .. but ... soccer season finishes this weekend ..
so we have decided no more after school activities for a while
(except swimming classes) ...
until we all get into a cohesive schedule ..
we are moving dinner back a bit to accomodate my work
schedule .. but i think that will be ok ..
what do you do ?


love2"Q" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
Executive Chef
miniman's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basingstoke, England
Posts: 4,687
We do at weekends or if DW is working at home. Normally she gets in too late for the boys to be eating and she wants something lighter.

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela
miniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
Master Chef
jabbur's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,477
It's just me and DH right now. With our schedules of classes in the evening, we are not usually home to eat together. I try to cook on the weekends to have enough leftovers for the rest of the week. DH is usually in bed by the time I get home from class so I eat before I leave and he eats when he gets home.
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
pdswife's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Just hubby and I but yes we eat together every night.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
Head Chef
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 1,218
we used to before kids .. but since then .. life has been
hectic .. i want to slow that down .. get the kids to try new things ...
and cut out a lot of the chicken nuggets and boxed noodles ..
plus i might get to bed earlier and get 8 hours of sleep once in
a while ..
love2"Q" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
suziquzie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 11,488
Send a message via AIM to suziquzie
we used to....always. Period.
Now DH works overnights so I eat w/ the kids and he warms his up when he gets up for work.
I'd like to go back to normal.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
suziquzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
Head Chef
Saphellae's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Before I moved back to Kingston Nick and I had dinner together every single night. Once he joins me here in our new house we will go back to that.
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
babetoo's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
just me , but when my kids were growing up, we ate together every night. it was never really discussed we just did it. on little league game nights we ate together at the park.

i think families need to make a point of doing that as often as possible. my daughter does. my son not so much. two eat on patio and the others in front of tv.

i liked it because only time we could share our days and feelings.
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
Master Chef
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
Most of the time we do. Set the table and everything. But sometimes schedules cause some conflict and we can't, but we do everything we can to plan it so we can eat all together.
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #10
Head Chef
larry_stewart's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,063
monday, wednesday, friday, saturday and sunday yes,
but my late nights ( tuesday and thursday) I get home too late to expect the kids to wait, so when i get home i eat my dinner and they have their dessert.

larry_stewart is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.