DSC_0908Looking back on my life, my greatest memories have formed around the kitchen table. From my earliest memories of frosting sugar cookies, Thanksgiving feasts at grandma’s house to my own self discovery phases of early adulthood and single life. Now as I establish my home I want nothing more than those moments, conversations and memories formed with my own children and family around my kitchen table.

Welcome to A Teaspoon of Home a meal planning resource made just for you. Each Sunday I will post a picture of the entire meal (entrée, sides, and dessert) along with the memory associated with that food. I will also include a shopping list so you can pick up everything for the meal in one stop- if you don’t need something, simply cross it off the list. Then each day of the week a recipe will be posted to create the entire meal. As time goes on you can look through my meals or browse for individual recipes.

My experience has been that I am constantly looking through cookbooks, blogs and Pinterest for meals that go well together, but there is never a one stop shop for meal planning.

Ronald Reagan once said “all great change in America begins at the dinner table.” I honestly believe that to be true. Dinner time has always been sacred family time in my home. We discuss the events of our day, share funny stories, talk about dreams and realities and rally around family members in times of need. All great things in my life began around the kitchen table.

I hope that I can encourage others to try to change the world by sharing meals at the dinner table. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or upgrading your meal planning A Teaspoon of Home will jumpstart your tabletop memories.