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Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

Like most families, our week is crazy. Filled with kid’s activities, chores, homework, and places to be. And that doesn’t leave a lot of time for gathering as a family or hosting an elaborate dinner. But even though sometimes it is hard for schedules to collide; we make the effort to uphold our family dinner tradition! We always all eat together.

When I was growing up, this was just the norm. Mom cooked, and everyone was present. I had no idea there were families that didn’t eat together! That didn’t gather around the table every night for family dinner. This wasn’t normal? This wasn’t common?

So when we had our own family, this is something that was important to both of us. So it is a family dinner tradition we have continued. Making sure everyone is gathered together for a family dinner.

It wasn’t until the kids started getting older that I realized how this could be a struggle for some families. But now our kids all have different activity schedules. Pulling us all in different directions at different times. But having that family dinner together is really important for our family. So sometimes we actually tell people “Sorry we will be late” and we make the time for family dinner.

And when time is short and we are pulled every direction; making an easy family dinner is very important. Less than 20 minutes is golden! So part of our family tradition is often times enjoying super simple pasta dishes. When I have time I like to create our own homemade spaghetti sauce, but most evenings we don’t have time for scratch. So Ragú sauce is our lifesaver to make sure our family dinner tradition happens!

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

These meals are simply Saucesome! What is Saucesome? Saucesome is mealtime magic. Like the magic you feel when good food, family and friends come together.

Complete awesome made with sauce! And oh so easy. Simply boil your favorite noodles, then drain.

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family


Throw in a bottle of your favorite Ragú sauce. Add in garlic bread and a bag of salad.

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

Serve on paper plates (cause it’s easier on clean up for those really crazy nights) and gather everyone to the table!

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

You can have a complete family dinner with less than 20 minutes! And everyone is together! You have time to check in with each child. Each child has a chance to tell you about their day and anything new or exciting that is happening. Talk as a family. And show your kids that family time is important. Even if time is limited.

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

Plus Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce has a delicious taste your whole family will love. Whenever we have our Ragú Saucesome family dinner no one complains!

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

Ragú is recognizing and celebrating everything that makes family mealtime Saucesome. From unique recipes to silly moments to crazy weeknights…it’s all Saucesome with the delicious help of Ragú Sauce. And if you are looking for something a little nicer for family dinner, check out all the amazing recipes on the Ragú FacebookRagú Twitter and Ragú Pinterest pages! You will find tons of ideas for delicious family dinner ideas!

Visit for a chance to win a variety of #Saucesome prizes!

Family Dinner Traditions for a Happier Family

How do you make your family dinner traditions meaningful?

Ragú is celebrating everything that makes family mealtime #Saucesome. From unique recipes to silly moments to crazy weeknights…we want to hear it all.

Do you have a recent #Saucesome moment or recipe? Share below!

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