It feels good when all the members of the family sit together for dinner. This proves to be a great way of spreading love and spending quality time with family. In my opinion, every family should organize family dinner basis to enhance the essence of togetherness in family members. You can adopt this approach daily if all the family members are present in house at a specific time or you can adopt it on occasional or weekly basis if each of them takes some time to arrive home. In order to organize family dinner and to have it together with other family members, you can bring in use the following tips:
5 Steps to Have a Family Dinner
1. Keep In Mind the Time When You Can Sit Together:-
In order to have family dinner, first of all you should decide the perfect time for having it. For example, if there is a working person in your house, you can organize the family dinner just after the time when individual has arrived home. Most of the people working in offices have a decided time of arriving home. You can consider this time or you can just call and ask the time of arrival from such member of the family.
2. Arrange For Food:-
The next step follows you to make arrangements for food. If there is someone in your house, who is habitual of arriving much late, you can prepare the food and serve it first to the other members of the family. The food can be kept stored for such a person so that he/she may take it when he/she later comes to the house.
3. Arrange For Dining Table:-
The fruits/vegetables can be kept washed, soaked, peeled, grated and diced in advance. This saves your time while making food. If some food ingredient requires to be kept soaked first in water, you can do it in advance. You can begin preparing food before the expected time of arrival for other members in your house so that when they finally arrive, you just need to heat the food and you can quickly serve it before them on the dining table.
4. Have it together:-
It is always advised to have food together on the same dining table if you wish to go for a family dinner. Some members of house are habitual of taking their plate to the bedroom for eating while enjoying their favorite TV serials. This should not be allowed. A time should be fixed for having dinner and all people of house should sit together for having food during this time.
5. Make It a Rule:-
Make it a rule that all people of the house should be present on the dining table at a pre-decided time and nobody will stay in their room during this time. The others can keep talking while the chef or home maker prepares food and then it can be served on table for eating. The special cutlery, spoons, fork, salad, sauce and other such essentials should be kept on dining table in advance along with a water jug.