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One of my favourite nights of the week is Family Dinner Night. With a family of adults all leading very busy lives and not living at home, it is the one night that we all try to get together. It’s usually a Tuesday or a Thursday night, depending on what other commitments we all have. Funny enough, it wasn’t really something that was purposely planned. It just came to be and has become a welcome weekly connection for all of us.

I love to cook and have fun in the kitchen, so some nights there is a theme for Family Dinner Night. I know it can be OTT on occasions, but hey, I really get great joy and sastifaction from spending the afternoon in the kitchen, cooking up something delicious for us to share and enjoy. What’s on the menu varies considerably but I always try to cook the things I know my family will love. Time is often in short supply, so short cuts have been known to occur. (Sometimes the shortcut extends to ordering in take away). 🙂

Mostly, it’s an evening of not only sharing food but discussing topical events in the news, having a laugh, debriefing about our weekly experiences, making plans or even debating philosophical ideas or dreams for the future. It can get quite loud and noisy – making it difficult to get a word in edgeways – but that’s all part of the fun.

I thought I’d share our Family Dinner Night OTT Parmigiana Menu. It might inspire you with easy ideas for making a mid-week dinner that pleases everyone’s taste buds. (Yes, I did print out the menu and ask everyone what they would like on their parmi – what can I say? I am probably a little crazy!) All I know is it’s hard work but great fun for me. A pursuit of happiness!

Your turn…..

What’s your favourite night of the week?