girl dinner trend

I have been seeing everyone reference their “girl dinner,” and this is a trend I can absolutely get on board with. I LIVE for a girl dinner. A meal you piece together that requires little to no cooking or cleaning and is therefore easy and efficient.

Girl Dinner = a meal consisting of snacks, side dishes and small portions of randomly assembled food.

New York Times article here.

The Skimm’s video definition here. “It’s about taking pleasure in your food, especially when you didn’t spend much time preparing it.”

When Christian has a work or guys dinner and I can eat dinner solo, it’s always going to be a combination of snacks while standing in the kitchen. Or I snack as I cook for our kids and then skip sitting down for an actual meal. That’s just what it’s gonna be.

On nights we return from traveling, I usually prepare the kids a more balanced meal. Then Christian and I will feed ourselves separately on our own. This happened recently but because of this new trend of labeling this habit, it inspired me to ask Christian if once a week we could just do solo dinners. It basically just feels nice to skip cooking and cleaning for a night. It’s a night off.

I LOVE a hodge-podge assortment of things. Last night I had cheese and crackers, cucumber with Everything But the Bagel seasoning, and a piece of coffee cake. It was excellent.

I’d love to hear what your recent girl dinner was. A few examples in this article. Let us know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by – xo –

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5 thoughts on “What’s Your Girl Dinner?

  1. Kathleen, I love you, but your content has gotten *so* lazy. (This is, at least, better than the “recipe” for the sandwich that was just … raw vegetables and bread.) I’m a longtime follower who’s sent a lot of affiliate dollars your way, and and am really close to unsubscribing. If this isn’t bringing you joy anymore, it’s OK to find something else to do.

    1. Hi Melissa – thanks for your feedback. Truthfully, I invest more time in social media vs this website because the analytics and data prove that the majority of my audience is there. I try to work part-time so I can spend more time with my kids. So no, the content here isn’t going to look like it did before I had children and chose to reduce my workload in order to give them the best of me and not the rest of me.

      Real life stuff – just like everyone else, I’m doing my best with the time that I have available. Thanks for understanding and if this isn’t a fit for you anymore, I get it! Thanks for the support over the years.

      PS – that vegetable sandwich got over 150k plays on social media so… it may not be for you but I’m frequently reminded that everything isn’t a fit for everyone. xo –

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