Four Ways to Bring Family Dinners Back to School
The kids are back in school and life is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo family dinners. With some simple planning, it’s easy to get the whole family around the dinner table! Follow these tips to make fall family dinners a success.
Find a Dinnertime that Works for Everyone
Between school, work and extracurricular activities, each of your family members’ schedules are different. Be aware of everyone’s commitments and settle on a dinnertime that the whole family can make — even if it’s a bit earlier or later than you might prefer. The time spent together makes it worth it!
Make Dinnertime Impossible to Forget
Once you’ve settled on a time, put it on your family’s calendar. If you’re tech savvy, reserve a time for dinner on your cell phone or computer calendar and create reminders for the event. Sync your family members’ digital calendars with your own so that everyone’s in the loop.
Unplug at the Dinner Table
While technology is a great tool for arranging dinner, it is a distraction at the dinner table. When you sit down to eat dinner, turn off the TV and set all cell phones, tablets and laptops aside. Putting away electronics allows you to focus on your family.
Make Dinner Simple and Delicious
Dinner is all about spending time with family, but eating delicious food is also important. However, with your busy schedule, there isn’t always time to cook a filling meal and be together as a family. When the clock is ticking, make dinner easy by picking up Lee’s. Our family meals of fresh, never frozen chicken, famous sides and buttery biscuits go perfect with conversation and laughter.
Even when school is in session, family dinners should always be a priority. They should also be fun. By following the tips above, your family members are sure to be present at and engaged in daily family dinners. If you provide the family time, we will provide the food. Pick up Lee’s for dinner any day.