This is just a little different than eating with a plate in your lap while watching reruns of the “Big Bang Theory.”
I overheard a husband “whisper” this to his wife at the Lyndhurst Mansion Flower Show in Tarrytown.
Do you set a formal dining table beyond the holidays? Do you even sit at a table to eat? I insisted on dinner ’round the table when the kids were growing up. At least on the nights we were home and not running to and from games and lessons.
But I wouldn’t call it formal dining. I think you have to have cloth napkins as a bare minimum to claim that designation.
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I long to linger over delicate china plates and crystal goblets glittering in soft candlelight. Of course, then, there would need to be cooking.
And cooking means dishes.
During the week, I really struggle with mustering the energy to meal prep after working all day.
I guess I could make a better effort on the weekends.
But I really don’t think I can pull off setting a formal dining table.
Do I qualify for style points if I throw some supermarket flowers into a vase?
Do You Eat Dinner in Front of the TV or at the Kitchen Table?