An American Tradition

I’ve noticed that there are so many families that don’t make it a habit of eating together in the evening.  Sometimes we have so much going on that we don’t have time to sit, talk and share a nice meal.  Ergo, we have too many families eating food out and not getting proper nutrition, not to mention the connection that you get when you share that time together, talking about your day and what’s going on in your lives.

So, I’m bringing it back!  We usually eat dinner together anyway, but there’s a special dinner that I want to celebrate – Sunday dinner.  I like the idea that no matter what’s going on, we get together on Sunday evening for a comforting, family meal.  As big B grows up, I think this tradition will keep us close and connected.  We’ve been doing this for the last few weeks, and I love it!  I get to spend some quality time cooking  in the kitchen, and my family gets a special dinner.  This week – white beans n rice!  We splurge and have an actual dessert at the end, which is usually planned by me.  Apple crisp (which also happens to be my favorite dessert  – like EVER!!).

Anyone else do something like this?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mom
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 09:21:16

    The Breath You Take

    He looks up from second base dad’s up in the stands
    He saw the hit, the run, the slide there ain’t no bigger fan
    In the parking lot after the game he said
    “Dad I thought you had a plane to catch”
    He smiled and said “Yeah son I did”

    Chours
    Life’s not the breaths you take
    The breathing in and out
    That gets you through the day
    Ain’t what it’s all about
    Ya just might miss the point
    Try’n to win the race
    Life’s not the breaths you take
    But the moments that take your breath away

    Fast forward fifteen years
    And a thousand miles away
    Boy’s built a life he’s got a wife
    And a baby due today
    He hears a voice saying “I made it son
    He said “I told you dad you didn’t have to come”
    He smiles and says ”Yeah I know you did”

    Chours

    Just like it took my breath when she was born
    Just like it took my breath away when dad took his last that morn

    Life’s not the breaths you take
    The breathing in and out
    That gets you through the day
    Ain’t what it’s all about
    Ya just might miss the point
    If ya don’t slow down the pace
    Life’s not the breaths you take
    But the moments that take your breath away

    So Harmony, you just keep creating those moments in your life, in Blane’s life, in Lee’s life, in my life, in EVERYONE’S life that take our breath away. Can’t wait to share a Sunday dinner with you real soon, my Beauty.

    Love you,
    Mutti

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  2. Chera
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 09:32:19

    I am a huge believer in families eating dinner together!!! I love this tradition Harm. I just found your blog for the first time and I read it from start to finish. I love it. And I love you! I am so proud to call you my sister in law. You’re amazing!!!!! Can’t wait to see you at Thanksgiving. Love you!!

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  3. Mark
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 17:39:21

    Before the boys all moved out (oh! boo hoo! mostly…) we insisted on Sunday night dinner together. But we have never been big on fast food, or too much eating out for that matter. The older one ended up vegetarian (ecological reasoning) and the young one appears to be living on turkey sandwiches from the dorm cafeteria. It could all be worse.

    Good food is one of the great joys of life, meant to be appreciated in groups!

    Nice blog btw,

    -Mark
    (MJJ from d2d)

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