Sitting together as a family at the table, eating and chatting and making an easy segue into the evening's routine of bath and bed -- ah, it's a true delight of parenthood.
At least most of the time. Other times when the "what shall we do for dinner" question pops up, either from our mind's own voice or from the peanut gallery, we can't help but think something along the lines of "I don't know; I don't care; anything other than the same old, same old."
And as we think through getaways and what they mean for us parent types, we remember all those parents who think the definition of a real vacation is no dishes. (And yes, we know others who cook every night of a vacation just because that is their own true joy. It takes all kinds, right?)
So, perhaps the Savvy antidote to the dinner doldrums is to bring these two thoughts together: take your family on vacation tonight for dinner, all around that same beloved table at home.
Instead of whatever you usually turn to as the old standby supper-without-thinking, try one of these fabulous ideas to take you far away from the ordinary:
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