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:
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?