Daily Archives: June 7, 2016

lessons from the dinner table…

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when i was a kid our family actually ate around the bar table in our kitchen.

the dinner table was in the dining room.  only used for special occasions.  and we used wood handled silverware at that table.  it had to be washed by hand.  and i was the “dishes” girl.  i liked eating at the kitchen bar, on the bar stools, with the regular silverware that you could just throw into the dishwasher.

and on occasion… really special occasions (like fondue night) we got to eat at the coffee table in front of the tv.  i don’t even remember what we watched.  i am sure though that it was our parents choice.  but it was so much fun eating in front of the tv that we did not care as kids.

so, last night i went to the store.  bought ribs, salad makings and rolls.

and made the ribs just like my dad’s friend fred taught us (garlic salt, kosher salt and pepper… bbq slow).  and i made a yummy salad of romaine, goat cheese, craisins, toasted walnuts and newmans own raspberry walnut dressing.  along side, i served fresh from the bakery sour dough rolls.

and we ate in front of the tv.  like we always do.  because my art is all over our kitchen table.  i loved it.  the boys watched baseball.  not my first choice.  but it made me smile.  we talked about end of the year school, last weekends guys trip and baseball highlights, moving and how we wished we lived in the condos now because it was 90 degrees outside and the condo has a pool and we do not have one here in our hot hot house, what’s ahead for this week, schedules and planning… and our upcoming trip to see brookie.  i loved every minute of it.  until the bachelorette called my name and there was no way of convincing the boys to turn the channel.

note to self… always have a coffee table in the family room where we can gather and eat in front of the tv.  priceless moments and many lessons to learn… for sure.

happy tuesday.

-tracy