The third time Christ appeared to the apostles, they still did not recognize him. It was only in the sharing of a meal that they realized who He was. After his resurrection, Christ reveals himself at mealtime: on the road to Emmaus, when He asks for something to eat in the upper room, and on the shore.
One more thing: Christ's very act of salvation for us is commemorated in a meal. This very human need to eat is elevated to a holy act. Make every meal with your family holy by sharing it together. Meal preparation can be a chore for moms, but even Christ cooked on the shore of the beach!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the food that you provide for my family. Help me to realize the ministry of my vocation as a mother in planning and preparing family meals. Bless our time together at the table and nourish and strengthen us so that we may always do your will. In your name I pray, Amen.