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This past weekend my wife and I hosted a gathering of friends and family. Despite the anxiety around the planning and execution of the event, it made me realize the pure joy of spending quality time with those you love. I’m constantly reminded me how short these years are and how quickly they go by. Therefore, the only thing to do is slow them down and enjoy them more. I think we have the travel well covered, however, need to do better when home. In this weeks Find, I will share my attempts to have more quality time at home with family (or friends)! The truth is I don’t eat at home enough with my family. This is because everyone is in a different place at different times: tutoring, playdates, swimming, basketball, you get the point. The way I see it, here are the options: 1. Home cooked meal: A home cooked meal is lovely; however, I neither have the time nor the talent to do it well. 2. Prepared foods: You can head out to one of the many prepared food spots like Citarella or Whole Foods, but this requires going to the store, dealing with crowds, and putting together a menu. The prep times will vary depending upon what you buy. 3. Order in: The food is pretty good (not everything travels well) but difficult to get a consensus on where to order from and unfortunately (for me) everyone has an opinion. In my home, the food arrives from different restaurants at different times and we end up eating apart (thank you Postmates). Alas, there is another way! babeth’s Feast is a shop that prepares and sells gourmet frozen food that is simple and easy to prepare. According to the Founder Babeth, who lived in Paris, Parisians take a barbell approach to eating at home by buying ultra fresh food and storing high quality frozen food. She has brought this to both the Upper East Side and the Internet where she ships all over the country. You can buy food prepared by Babeth, as well as a variety of high end food to stock, for the perfect meal. I would suggest buying a single meal as well as hors d’oeuvres for an impromptu cocktail party, so you are always prepared for your family and/or guests! In my house, you never know who just may pop in for dinner!