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Savoring Sunday Supper

06 Oct

What does Sunday look like in your house?  Is it another day to get things done?  A day jammed with kids’ sports, household errands, work deadlines, and study?  Or is it a day filled with religious services, family time, hobby time, relaxation, and reflection?  Our Sunday falls somewhere in between.

Traditionally, unless we have a rare Sunday soccer game (under 19 is seriously laid back soccer), morning Mass is the only concrete item on our agenda.  This week after church, we headed right home for a leisurely afternoon and fun “chores” like painting the porch swing, carving out a new garden bed, working on creative writing (my daughter), and of course, NFL/fantasy football (my son & hubby).  There was a bit of schoolwork, some soccer kicking, and I even found time to knit a few rows on a shrug project.  It was a quiet and cozy family day.

Now one of our “day of rest” non-negotiables is gathering for Sunday Supper.  It might be just our immediate family, or it might include grandparents, or sometimes friends, but regardless of who is around the table, it’s a time we set aside to linger, savor, and just enjoy the company and food.  Here’s a clue to what we had:

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What you can see (left to right):

  • brussels sprouts leaves and stem ends
  • wax bean trimmings
  • sweet potato peels

Sunday Supper Menu

  • Pan Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts and Wax Beans
  • Oven Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes with Nutmeg
  • Oven Roasted Mahi with Paprika & Lemon Butter
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache & my mom’s secret recipe frosting

Even though we decided we prefer cod to mahi, it was a nice time to just reconnect and prepare for the week.  A time to breath and a time to reflect.  If you don’t have a Sunday Supper tradition, perhaps it’s time to start one?

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Musings, The Daily Bucket

 

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