Wednesday, May 29

Favorite Things: Dinner at Mid-Day...







With our flexible lifestyle (Father John works from home and the children are home-schooled), we have found that we can order our days in any way that we want. Right now, that means that we want to have our dinner at lunchtime (which we have done a little of in the past).  

The temperature is rising, and so the early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to be outside to play and swim.  Our family has also found over the years, that going to the beach at about 5 or 6 pm is best because all of the tourists have left to find food and entertainment elsewhere.  If I feed everyone a hearty meal at noon, then our dinner is often something easy like cheese, crackers, fruit, boiled eggs, small sandwiches, yogurt, muffins, etc.  It's all very easy to take with us or eat when we come back and the majority of the dishes, pots, and pans can be washed during the hottest part of the day when we stay in to play, read, and do crafts.  


Does your family follow a traditional meal schedule or do you do things a little differently like us?


3 comments:

elizabeth said...

when I lived in Sweden that is how everyone ate... it took awhile for us students to adjust but it did work out in the end...

priest's wife said...

that dinner looms so yummy

our evening schedule changes so much that family dinner usually isn't possible...so we do family breakfast before papa goes to his hospital chaplain job (sometimes the 3 year old sleeps in)

Martha said...

For quite awhile we had our big meal at noon because it fit my husband's schedule better. We still do it sometimes if circumstances warrant. It is important for us to have a meal together as a family, and sometimes lunchtime is the best time for that.

Your meal looks delicious! :)

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