Dinner has taken on a new feel around here, and not just because the patio is finished and we have a real table to eat outside on (though that doesn’t hurt by any means). No, instead, the days have been hectic and rushed, running from one place to another, back and forth and back and forth again. There is a tendency to want to give up by the time dinner rolls around, but instead of giving up and giving in, we’ve been making dinner more important than ever, and I am so thankful for it.
Sitting down together, even over a plate of leftovers hastily thrown together from the very back of the refrigerator, have been still, perfect moments for the family this summer. When we’re all seemingly busy and being pulled in different ways, it’s good to take the opportunity to sit down and enjoy being together.
By all means, you can eat outside without the grilling, but there’s something about a hot grill and the sizzling meat and vegetables cooking that tells everyone it’s time for dinner without you needing to utter a single word.