What kinds of dinner table conversations do you have? On Sunday, October 16th, join Oxfam America for World Food Day and join the ongoing discussion about where our food comes from and related topics. This is more than a surface conversation, but rather an opportunity to investigate and learn more about food origins, our global food system and changing food prices.
Oxfam America has all the information you need, including a variety of free materials, a helpful discussion guide, and recipe ideas from world-famous chefs.
Putting aside the politics of food, the idea of a World Food Day Sunday Dinner – perhaps a small dinner with your immediate family or a large gathering in your community – holds significance for us. We make a point of having our families sit together at the table most nights of the week, if not every night. It’s an opportunity to catch up with one another and enjoy the company of our families over a good meal. As our children grow into adolescents, research suggests that they’re less likely to have eating disorders, substance abuse problems, suffer from obesity or sass their mothers. (OK, we made the last one up. Hope springs eternal!)
What are some of our favorite dinners? “Easy” is the word:
- How about mini meatloaves with delectable roasted Brussels sprouts, or
- Fancified boxed macaroni and cheese, or
- Cheesy, melty vegetarian or meaty quesadilla, perhaps with a side of
- In-season squash souffle, and end the meal with
- Better-for-you black bean brownies, or
- Big Mama’s Strawberry Banana Ice Box Ice Cream?
Does your family eat together? What’s your family’s favorite meal?