America seems to be losing focus on the great tradition of having Sunday dinner together as a family. Honestly, how many of us still partake in this tradition regularly?
A home cooked meal shared with family on a quiet Sunday evening is truly an old ritual. It’s the time where we break bread and share conversation. It’s an opportunity to have a glimpse into the lives of our friends and loved ones. We all can be guilty of not setting time aside for family gatherings, but it is much needed in the midst of our hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sharing a meal together is a great way to get our family and friends enthusiastic about cooking.
The Sunday dinner can be planned, prepared and enjoyed in so many ways. You can first begin by selecting a different household each time. I think you can get excited just imagining the diversity in the menu by moving from house to house. Put together a schedule for who will host the meal. Next, assign as many family/friends needed to help cook the meal. Interestingly enough, this is where the young people in the family acquire the cooking knowledge and skills that have been passed down from the older generation. I still remember the days of savoring my grandmother’s Pot Roast and the preparation of the fresh ingredients that helped her create the magic. Grandma has long since passed on, but her recipe and legacy still live today in my household on Sundays. Also don’t be afraid to mix in a touch of the new with the old. Use the old world spices and secrets while introducing others to the wonders of grassfed beef.
While the meal is cooking, be creative in getting the family centrally located in the house and have a planned activity for all ages to participate in.
Let’s get our families cooking together by bringing back the simple old world tradition of “Sunday Family Dinner”.
Who’s with me?