When do you like to start on dinner? 4:00pm is a great time for me to start getting things together. Ya'll know 6:00pm is my cut-off for household chores. That is the time that we are sitting around the table for dinner.
Some days I'll even begin preparing dinner during lunch when the boys are sitting quietly at the table eating their healthy, nutritious lunch having uplifting conversation with each other. Ha Ha Ha.
The 6:00pm cut-off has been great for family time & for me personally. It has eased a lot of frustration for Shane, & I like knowing when I am done for the day. In the olden' days I'd be trying to get in one more load of laundry before bed, etc. The expectation that 6 is when family time starts is great. The discipline of plan ahead or deny yourself has been life changing. Can't tell you enough good things about it!
Some nights I like to go all out with dinner. On nights when I go all out with dinner, I like to have a glass of wine while I cook. It is so relaxing and makes it a fun time for me. Even if it is a glass of tea with a slice of lemon in a fancy glass. Just something a little extra special for yourself while you work.
Do you put on music while you prepare dinner for your family? Nora Jones is perfect cooking music.