Life's a lot different now, as many of you know. Gone are the days of getting home from work at 7:30, leisurely making dinner, photographing it just so, and then sharing it within a day or two.
Now, dinner is often a race against the clock (may I refer you to this, this, this, and this). I've gotten really good about cooking on Sundays and one weeknight a week after the little one is in bed so that all we need to do is reheat a few things to have dinner on the table in under 10 minutes. Yes, I'll cook a meal from scratch one weeknight per week (and in the weekends), but anything that takes more than 30 minutes to make is absolutely not an option on weeknights unless I already have something prepared for the little guy and we adults decide to eat after he goes to bed. Still, I'll admit that neither of us always have the energy, will, or time for a really long dinner like that. I will not deny that many bowls of cereal have been eaten on those instances. There are always clothes to be folded, more work to be done, floors to be swept, finances to handle. And sometimes the newspaper just needs to be read.