Thursday, November 18, 2010

Try New Adventures Thursday: Eating by Candlelight

TNAT Candlelight

Our family's latest new adventure? Eating dinner by candlelight for an entire week! Prior to this week, we had eaten only 1-2 (at most) meals by candlelight at home...and that was before Squishy came onto the scene.

This week's experiment received an overall thumbs up (although hubby said we need to light a few more candles, because he couldn't always see what he was eating!). Dining by candlelight was a lovely and simple way to change the pace of our evening meal. We slowed down, savored the moments, lingered after eating...instead of moving quickly to cleaning-up tasks or bedtime routines.

Now that our week is up, we're going to shoot for eating by candlelight once a week. Just 'cause we can. :)

dinner time fun

As for Squishy, his table manners don't necessarily match the ambiance of eating by candlelight! But somehow we don't mind.

Link up your recent adventures below! Leave the link to your specific blog post, and then link back here so others can participate. :) If you're on twitter, you can follow along with the #TryNewAdventures hashtag.



  1. The best time of the day; together round a dinner-table. You are making memories for a lifetime! Great tip to eat by candlelight; I'm going to do it too!
    Love Amelie

  2. Squishy is too cute! Even covered in sauce. :) I love this idea. It's romantic, even with the kids. We will have to give it a try!

  3. Sounds fun--maybe we'll try. Hubby is always looking for ways to save on energy!

  4. Kelley, that's funny. Saving energy had not even occurred to me. :D

  5. Hey Alicia-Sorry I didn't link up this week! I have been pretty brain dead and tired, but I'll be back next week! I even took today off from blogging--that's how TIRED I am! Have a great weekend!

  6. Ammie, put those hard-working feet up!! :) No sweat.

  7. We eat by oil lamp every night at our house and we love it!


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