These one-on-one meals accomplish two things: You’ll be on better terms with that person when the family dinner comes round, and your teen or parent will feel benevolent towards you… for a while, at least, and just when you need them to the most.
Patricia V. Davis is a freelance author who lives in Northern California. She has five sons and stepsons. Her non-fiction work, "Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Love, Loss, Food, Family and Greece," has just been completed. Check out her Work It, Mom! profile by clicking here.