Casual Fridays - Dinner Again?


This week, inspired by my good friend Jeff Young the “Catholic Foodie”, we take on the topic of dinner.  Almost every mom I know struggles sometimes with getting a good, balanced dinner on the table night after night, and this can feel like even more of a chore after a long day of work.  This video was shot and edited on my cell phone, in my pantry, and I want to know if you face the same “dinnertime dilemmas” that I do.  What to serve, how to get it cooked in time to avoid the snackers, and why my family won’t just enjoy a bowl of cereal and call it dinner (just kidding!).  Does dinnertime bum you out, or unleash your inner chef?  What types of foods do you keep on hand for those moments when you’re too tired to come up with something creative?  Do you have a “go to” meal that’s sure to satisfy in a pinch?  Tell us about it!

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Lisa and all!

    Yes, it’s way too early to be thinking of dinner right now…12:11am, but before I turn in, I’d like to chime in on my “routine” for dinner and family.

    My husband and I have been able to manage sit-down dinners quite regularily with all our children. Each and EVERY meal I prepare is either drummed up off the cuff or as my mom calls them with a giggle, “planned overs.” Basically it’s chef’s choice everyday at the Weidner household and no one really complains. Whatever is on hand is what I prepare. One thing I really like as a quickie meal is egg omeletts(sp) and if it’s NOT Friday, we have bacon or ham in them. Served with bagels or English muffins and my family is very happy!

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