10 Fond Memories From Dinner Tables Past

If you grew up in the ’50s, ’60s or ’70s, chances are this will bring back a lot of memories!

Eating Dinner Together At The Table As A Family

via U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / Russell Lee

The thing we probably miss the most about what dinner used to be like is the quality family time we spent at the table. We rarely ate in front of the TV, unless it was a special occasion. There were no cell phones to distract anyone, and you were “forced” to actually make conversation and discuss your day (shocking, right?!). This family time was some of the most cherished moments of my childhood, and it’s something we still try to enforce now that we’re older.

Cooking Everything With Lard

Maybe it’s the nostalgia, but if you ask us, nothing tasted better than mom’s cooking. Perhaps a reason for this was the liberal use of lard. In today’s health-conscious world, you just don’t see the use of lard as much as you used to. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but we grew up eating it and things seemed to taste just a little better back then!

via Wiki Commons

Bread With Every Meal

Speaking of health-conscious, eating bread with every meal was the norm growing up. Again, this is something that hasn’t disappeared all together, but you just don’t see it as much. Usually we had a nice serving of vegetables to go along with our meal, but that piece of bread was great for soaking up any excess gravy or sauce that might’ve escaped the main course!

via U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information