The Couch is Reserved for Eating Popcorn

When we lived in Los Angeles, our kitchen table was pretty much a place to stack the mail.  We had a formal dining room that was only used when company was in town.  In other words, only about 3-4 times per year.  The kids ate their food in their high chairs and we usually ate our food on the couch.  When we moved to Iowa, we looked for a house that didn’t waste that formal dining space and we’re happy with what we bought.  The table that used to be in the formal dining room in Los Angeles is now our everyday table.   While we eat on the couch occasionally; it is best used as a place to eat popcorn during family movie night.

The kids are both way beyond high chairs and their own special meals.  They eat what we eat and we all eat together almost every night.  With swim lessons once per week at 4:15 and soccer practice once per week starting at 5:30, our schedule gets a little hectic.  Factor in other normal family chaos and it makes it very difficult to plan for more than just picking up fast food.

When Mom Central introduced the Libby’s Get Back to the Table blog tour, I thought we were a good fit.  Our kids eat foods that a lot of kids will not because we’ve exposed them to it early.  They eat salmon with us regularly along with other fish.  They enjoy various vegetables as well as salads.  We do make a conscious effort to eat together and I look forward to it every night.  I used to hate mealtime because of the battle to get the kids to focus on eating, but I’m to the point that I like hearing what they are doing at school.  I love sitting together with my family.  We are often all home together but doing different things in different rooms.  At least at dinner time, we’re complete. 

“Get Back to the Table” provides meal planning ideas, grocery shopping and money saving advice, time saving tools, recipes and much more.  Including Sara Evans’ rendition of the famous Libby’s jingle:  “If it says Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the label, label, label you will like it, like it, like it on your table, table, table.”  Yeah, that will be running through your head for a while.  Mine too.  Be sure to take advantage of their coupon!

If your family needs a little help and inspiration with getting together for dinner, stop by the site.  You’ll be glad you did and your family will reap the benefits in the long run.

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