We always eat dinner together, as a family, every night. It's usually between 5-6pm. I make one meal, and everyone eats it. I've never made separate meals for the kids. Some people do that, but we don't. We have a variety of meals, and the kids are never unhappy with what I serve for dinner. In fact, I think it's the highlight of their day. They love experimenting with new recipes just as much as I do, and the question of the day is always "What's for dinner tonight, mom?"
The kids do have their favorites, and also some that they don't love as much, but I rarely hear complaining. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Moans of pleasure and words of gratitude are commonplace around the dinner table It makes me happy.
On this night, we had Zuppa Toscana Soup and Breadsticks (both recipes are in my first cookbook!) and the kids couldn't wait to dig in. I still have a bit leftover...lunchtime is calling my name!