Post # 1
My family has stuck with our Italian family tradition of having Sunday dinner. It includes macaroni and meatballs. Sausage, oxtail, and braciole cooked in gravy as well. Yes, gravy, not sauce.
My great grandmother used to have a ton of us gather at her house every Sunday. Sometimes there’d be over 20 of us, but ever since she passed away, my grandmother took on the tradition. Unfortunately, no one comes over anymore. Everyone went their separate ways. It saddens me. I do plan to continue this tradition with J, his family, my family, and our future children. I think it’s important to keep this tradition alive. Plus I love to cook – which I’m visiting my grandmother now and am cooking for today’s Sunday dinner.
So, I’m curious, do any of you partake on Sunday dinner? If so, what does your family tend to cook/do?
Post # 3
We still do. It used to be at my grandma’s and consist of a roast or ham or something similar at be exactly at noon every Sunday. Nowadays, we go to my mom’s and it’s whatever we feel like that week. Sometimes we go all out and make a huge dinner; last week my sister and I wanted Pizza Hut so it was that and wings. I think it’s more the tradition and seeing each other that keeps it going more so than anything else.
Post # 4
I never had that tradition, and probably won’t try to start it 🙁
No days are ever safe from work with my job.
Post # 5
Not really… Sometimes I’ll cook a roast or something and DH will remark on my “lovely roast for Sunday dinner” and we’ll laugh because I never do it on purpose. We try to have Sunday brunch with my parents and sister’s family as often as we can.
Post # 6
I should mention that our Sunday dinner is usually by 1:30/2. It depends on when my grandfather comes home from work. If I do it at J’s parent’s house, it’s around 4.
I like the fact that we eat a big meal early then have something small later in the night.
Post # 7
@helenberrycrunch: I could totally see that. 🙁
Post # 8
Sunday lunch is pretty popular in the UK, so I do enjoy them. We don’t have them very often given that there’s just the two of us, but I like to invite his Dad round occasionally for one because he lives on his own.
I can see us doing it regularly when we have our own family though.
Post # 9
We never had it with extended family, but we always had “soul” food on Sunday after church. I cook it now, even if it is just me and SO to eat it. 🙂
Post # 10
I’m Jewish, so we do a Friday night dinner instead.
Post # 11
DH and I have dinner together every night. Friday night Shabbat dinner is our biggest one.
Post # 12
When we were younger and all living at home, we always had just about every dinner together as a family no matter what day it was. But now, just don’t have the time with everyone so spread apart. But I miss those days.