Yesterday we discussed making it a point to have family meals daily. Today I wanted to give you some helpful ways to accomplish this tradition in your own family.
First step is TO PRAY. Pray the Lord will bring your family together each evening to “break bread” with one another. Pray He will free up their evenings and bring them home safely. Pray for His provision and blessing.
Second step is TO PLAN. Plan your meals a week ahead if you can. Meal/menu planning helps you not have to think each day what you will make for dinner. You will already have it planned and just have to get it to the table. Planning also helps you decide, if you must, which night(s) you will have to eat out and where so your family knows where to meet. Try to avoid eating on the go if you can. Sometimes, packing your meal is another nice way to make sure you eat together wherever you must be.
Third step is TO PREPARE. Pick one day a week that you can do your grocery shopping and prep your dishes accordingly to each evening’s meal. Chop veggies, cut up meats (if needed), package items together that go together. This way you only have to pull out each prepped meal and prepare it for the evening. This saves you time and keeps you on track with your menu for the week.
Lastly, ENJOY your family time together. If this is a new tradition for you, be patient as your family learns something new. Trust the Lord to work in their hearts to appreciate this time together over a meal. It will become a special and desired time.