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Growing up, my family rarely made it around the dinner table for dinner. It was not that we did not want to, but my dad worked shift work. So, he worked the afternoon shift which went through dinner time then with the busy schedules after school our dinners were usually had in between homework and activities.
It was always a special occasion when we actually would sit around the table and generally that was only on holidays. I cherished those dinners and looked forward to them so much.
I remember always being envious of other families that would sit around the table and the kids would have to come home for family dinner time. As I grew up and started my own family, that has been a very important aspect in our family dynamic. We have dinner around the table as a family as much as possible. Many times it may not be every night but the majority of the week we have dinner around the table. I find that it is the perfect time of day to relax and reconnect.
In the mornings when my husband is already gone for work, the kids and I sit down and enjoy breakfast around the table too. It’s a great way to talk to them and generate positive attitudes before starting our day.
One of the meals my mom did regularly make us even if we may not of been able to enjoy it around the table was Spaghetti with Ragú. That was one of her staples. I remember our cabinets being filled with Ragú® since I was a kid. My dad was and still is a very frugal shopper and he always felt he could get good quality and taste at the affordable price that Ragú offers.
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Now it’s your turn, what do you enjoy the most about dinner time with your family?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragú® Official New Tra-Dish. The opinions and text are all mine.