In today’s world, making time for family dinner is increasingly difficult. With work, after-school sports, music lessons, etc. it can be really hard to sit down and eat a meal together as a family. And often when we do sit down to eat we are distracted by television, phone calls, social media, etc. I think it is time to take back family dinner and make it more meaningful.
This past week my family had an amazing time at the Family Forward conference at Universal Studios in Orlando. We had the opportunity to make and share a family meal together and learn about ways that we can make family meals more meaningful. We heard from Barilla’s guest chef, Daniele Baliani, as he helped us prepare a delicious lunch of Barilla Penne Salad with Roasted Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Arugula, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil. It was delicious! (recipe below) Prior to this lunch, Barilla had asked me to take part in their Barilla Blog Tour and share our experience of what our family learned about the Share The Table initiative with my readers. [Read more...]