"We try to have dinner together every night," explains Seinfeld. "While I cook dinner, my kids do their homework -- though my youngest, who does not yet have homework, will hang out with me while I cook."
"I always put cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and raw string beans on the table while I make our meal, so any visitors to the kitchen cannot complain that they are hungry before dinner is ready. I desperately try to increase the vegetable consumption in our house on a daily basis, so I've found this one little tactic helps," she says.
"We all have a lively, enthusiastic hello and everyone sits down to discuss what happened that day," she offers. "It takes about five minutes for it to all hit the fan. There are lots of complaints about schoolwork, social issues and general wrongs against each child that have occurred that day. So, we troubleshoot our way through the meal."
"After we address all of the issues, we find ways to laugh. I would frankly say there is a lot of teasing and sarcasm around our table and someone always ends up with hurt feelings. The goal is to get that person to remember that we are a family, where having a sense of humor is critical."
"We clean and sweep up the kitchen, just in time for someone to say they want dessert. Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream is our go-to and it’s so clean and simple that I can't imagine a more perfect way to end the day."
Jessica Seinfeld doesn't know the secret to a perfect family dinner, but she does make attendance mandatory.
Even when hectic schedules make it a challenge to sit down to a meal, Seinfeld insists that everyone make time in their busy days for dinner at the table. As you can imagine, meals with the Seinfelds are pretty funny. Seinfeld calls her gang "raucous and highly spirited," and we have no doubt the Seinfelds are a fun group to dine with.
Check out the slideshow above for more on how the Seinfelds do dinner.