Family Dinner

Do Family Dinners Really Help Your Kids?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Do regular family meals really make for happier families and well-adjusted kids, or is it simply that happy families with well-adjusted kids are more likely to have regular family meals? That's the question sociology researchers Anne Meier and Kelly Musick set out to answer.

Mission Impossible: Family Dinner at My House

Kate Hilton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

My kids are the worst eaters. Really. Some people say this, and mean that their kids don't eat raw sushi, or whole wheat pasta, or offal. That's not what I mean. I mean that in my house, bacon is a food group. I mean that my kids don't eat pasta, period. I mean that they only accept pepperoni pizza from one delivery joint. It's serious.

The Family That Eats Together Stays Together

masalamommas | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Families that eat together, stay together. How often do you enjoy family meals at your home? With long commutes and kids' activities, it's easy to see why eating together can take a back seat. So why are family meals important? The benefits go beyond health.

New Family Rule: Ditch Distractions at the Dinner Table

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Technology has invaded our dinner space with television, tablets, and of course the constant use of smartphones, with email and texting. Eliminate the distractions and start talking. Mom and dad need to be the role models for this behaviour, so put away the phone before you sit down at the table, and make it a family rule.

The Magic of Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Jan Scott | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living
Jan Scott

This is the tale of a persnickety young boy who seemingly detests the beautiful, seasonal vegetables his mother places before him each night at dinner. One day his brilliant mother decides that instead of fighting with him, she's going to turn each of the ground-grown foods he bellyaches about into a pureed soup.

The Mystery of Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey

Silken Laumann | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

The turkey itself was an awe inspiring thing, huge, naked and -- quite frozen. With only 18 hours to go before Thanksgiving dinner we hadn't really thought that one through. Who knew that turkeys don't melt in a matter of hours?

How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

It is imperative that you dress appropriately for turkey dinner. I don't know about your bunch, but the people in my family literally salivate in anticipation of turkey, and unless you're prepared with an elasticized or drawstring waistband on your pants, the price tag for the ensuing gluttony can be serious discomfort.

Picky Eaters, the One-Bite Rule and the Power of Change

Jan Scott | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Jan Scott

While I'm against force-feeding, I am a firm believer in the one-bite rule. Two or three would be preferable, but one will suffice. In my experience, what starts off as one usually ends up as three or four or even 10, eventually. And the less fuss I make about these bites, the more likely they are to be taken.