Each time we added another child to our family, our friends brought meals to our home to help with the transition. Adding a new baby to the family can temporarily turn the house upside down and having the privilege of enjoying a ready-made meal was a huge blessing. Now, when the opportunity presents itself, our family loves to pass that blessing on to others. Since casseroles are many people’s go-to dish, providing other meals can be a fun break for the family. Here are some ideas that will get you thinking outside the casserole dish.
Of all of life’s little luxuries, eating out is one of my family’s favorites. Eating out together is a great way to teach young children dining etiquette. Grabbing a quick bite between activity drop-offs can provide valuable face-to-face time when eating at home is not an option. During especially hectic times, eating out can reduce stress and promote family unity. And best of all, eating out can teach kids how to splurge sensibly without blowing an entire budget.
It’s easy to get in a rut with the same old milk and cereal, morning after morning, five days a week for an entire school year. If you’ve got a bit of extra time, why not break the cycle? Keep these special recipes in your pocket for when your family needs to step out of the usual routine.
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