Did you grow up eating a traditional dinner every night?
I'm sticking with this cooking theme from last week's question (How many nights a week do you actually cook? ). I was QUITE intrigued by the answers . . . I definately think I am doing something wrong that I am cooking so much. What are you eating people? Takeout? Frozen pizza? Fast food? Just curious here . . . and how the heck are you getting hubbie to cook??!!
Do you feel pressure to feed your kids a typical dinner (ie: a meat. a vegtable, a fruit, a bread)? AND, will your children eat a traditional meal or do they prefer something lighter and more often?
I feel pressure to cook from my husband. He wants a meal each and every night on the table when he comes home. I see "a look" from him if he walks in and the table is not set and food in not brewing on the stove. He grew up eating a meal, cooked by his mother, each and every night. (heck, if we would let her, she would still cook for us everyday). Frankly, I grew up the exact same way. My mother cooked every single day as well (she wasn't a good cook at all, thus my love for good food now).
Now, my children want a tyical dinner, at home, because it is what they are used to. Occasionally going out to a restaurant is fun for them. While we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago, we went out to eat 3 nights in a row and they were screaming for a dinner "at home". Much to my hubbie's delight and wallet!
So, Pals, Did you grow up eating a traditional dinner every night? AND Do you feel pressure to feed your kids a typical dinner?