March 25, 2014

Our Family Mealtime Traditions with Ragú

Thank you to Ragú for choosing The Kitchen is My Playground as a brand representative and sponsoring this post.

Do you find it difficult to get the whole family together at mealtime? With crazy schedules, it certainly can be tough to get everyone together in the same place at the same time to enjoy a family meal. But growing up, that's exactly what my Mom and Dad did.

Yes, to my parents, family mealtime was sacred. No TV. No newspapers at the table. No phone calls answered. No interruptions. Unless it just couldn't be helped due to a schedule conflict, our entire family gathered at the table together for dinner time. We talked, shared the events of our days, and just generally spent good quality family time together.

And I have very fond memories of our family mealtime traditions. Thank you so much, Mom and Dad!

But I have a confession.

Since getting married and having crazy schedules of our own to contend with, at times the hubby and I haven't been so fabulous at honoring our family mealtime traditions. No, we've had times when we've let mealtime together slip away from us.

But not anymore. We've made the family mealtime tradition a priority once more! And I'm so glad we have. To me, nothing beats the closeness, trust, and strong sense of family developed through sharing mealtime together. Even on nights when one of us has to work extra late, we sit down together at the table for at least a few minutes. And I'm so grateful we do!

Want to know something that's helping us keep family mealtime a priority? Ragú! That's right, with tasty easy-to-create meal ideas from the folks at Ragú, I can have a delicious dinner on the table in no time flat, leaving more time for family time. Sweet!

Each jar of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is chock full with 11 juicy tomatoes, making it rich, thick, and just plain delicious. What could be better for family mealtime? For a variety of great tasting, quick, and easy family favorite meal ideas to help out in keeping mealtime a priority, be sure to visit Ragú's Facebook page. I'm positive you'll find an idea {or two ... or a hundred} your family will love!

Or, how about the opportunity to win some great Italian-themed prizes, compliments of Ragú? Like perhaps the chance to win trip a to Italy for a family of four? {Yes, I thought you might like that.} Pop on over to the Ragú Better and Better Sweepstakes page to enter for your chance to win!

And thanks to Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce as a mealtime staple, it's easier to keep the family mealtime tradition a priority.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragú® Official New Tra-Dish. The opinions and text are all mine.

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