Thursday, September 20, 2012

family dinner

The past few weeks have busy around here. We have had the normal back to school busyness, along with Pete working extra long days, Drew doing a lot of pre-season skating, and Jake working a lot on top of his school schedule.

With all of that busyness, our family dinners have fallen by the wayside. I would still cook, but it was everyone just grabbing food before they headed out of the door, or we would make a quick sandwich, or grab something out on the way. Not ideal.

This week our schedule {thankfully} finally slowed down enough that we were able to enjoy a family dinner the past 4 nights.  And it was awesome. We had time for a home cooked dinner with all 4 of us sitting around eating and sharing conversation and laughter.

And while we were missing Tyler at our family dinner, he has been having his own 'family dinners' over in Italy.

We Skyped with him the other day and he said his apartment of guys is hosting a family dinner and inviting over a different apartment of students in their group each week. They are doing this once a week and have hosted 2 of the 3 girls apartments so far, with one more girl apartment and one guy apartment followed by the professor and his wife that is traveling with them. I love the hospitality that this group of guys is showing! It is truly a lesson to all of us!



I snagged these photos off of Facebook and loved the caption on the food picture:  "Thanks boys for the yummy risotto!" I was super impressed knowing how much work making good risotto is, and wondered who the chef was in the group of guys. I asked Ty when we were chatting on Skype, and he chuckled and said that he made the risotto-- and 'Ya, it took a long time, but it turned out great.'  He said this is what he is making each week for the family dinner- it is his new go-to dish. :) Love it!

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