Table for one



Several nights a week hubby works the closing shift, which means that I get to have dinner all by myself. At first I found this to be quite boring. No one to talk to, no one to look at. I also stand by the firm belief that meals should be enjoyed without distraction when possible, so no books or T.V. After spending many a night under my bright and cheery kitchen light eating dinner alone at my table, I decided I needed to make a few changes.

While meals can be a very social time, meals spent in solitude are just as fulfilling. You get to savor each bite without the interruption of conversation and if the meal is absolutely exquisite, you can even make ridiculous and (dare I say) orgasmic faces while dining solo.  Lately I have been having romantic dinners for one. A little jazz, a glass of wine, twinkle lights and candles. It makes the meal and the time spent alone reflective and sacred. Sometimes still, pizza and a movie curled up on the couch just feels right.

Do you dine alone? What’s our favorite part about it? Do you do anything special to make it more enjoyable?

♥ xo


2 responses to “Table for one”

  1. One of my favorite parts of a recent trip to Kirpalu in MA was silent breakfast. Everything is cafeteria style in the dining room, there are hundreds of people, but no one spoke. It was the most peaceful, hushed, calming, time. I loved it. Maybe one meal a day should be eaten without talking!

  2. That really does sound heavenly, especially in the early morning. Something about new, unfiltered morning light. Perhaps you can trying having a meal in silence for a week and see how that impacts or shifts the rest of your day. Keep me posted!! 🙂

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