Making Sunday Suppers Special
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”–Ronald Regan
I grew up in a home where Sundays were always special. Not only did we go to church regularly, but Sunday dinners after Church were more of an elaborate affair than the rest of the week. Savory dinners were usually followed by homemade desserts, and we always ate together as a family. I’ve tried to incorporate that same tradition that my mother and grandmothers both did with Sunday suppers.
Not only do weekends give you more time to prepare nice dinners, but there’s something nurturing and bonding about starting a new week together as a family with everyone joining in and participating in a meal together–whether it’s the preparation, cooking or cleaning up. It’s important for families to share in a common goal where everyone can feel a part of something bigger than they are.
Another way Sunday Suppers can be different than regular weeknight meals is how the table is set. I like to use my nicest tablecloths, real napkins, and my best china. Most of the time that kind of stuff sits in cupboards and is never used, but Sunday Suppers (in addition to holidays) is a great time to use them.
I would love to hear what you think!