Minutes before I headed out for the Super Bowl, I got an email about the “Supper Bowl” – perfect timing, and a great project I wanted to let you know about. Dream Dinners, a meal assembly franchise, hosted wives of NFL football players for a cooking competition. The ladies made more than 150 family meals for the Ronald McDonald House, and the winning wives received $15,000 to support their favorite children’s charities.
My son cooked some meals at the Ronald McDonald House – it’s such a great organization, and they provide housing and meals for families with children in nearby hospitals – truly a warm gift.
What a great combination of food, charity, and football fun! I asked their representative for some MomTini tips around the dinner hour. I especially liked their “Getting to the Table” tab tips including…
– Say no to distractions. Turn off the TV. Don’t answer the phone. Declare this time interruption-free.
– Say yes to each other. Make this a time for family. Let your family know that they are expected to show up, and that they are expected to eat together.
– Set the tone. Take pleasure in each other’s company. Give everyone a chance to talk, and then listen respectfully.