Certain Meals for Certain Days?

@gemini_rose (16194)
January 18, 2009 8:56am CST
Today is Sunday, and on a Sunday I always do a roast dinner, today I am doing lamb with a Rosemary and Garlic crust on it, and all the trimmings like Roast Potatoes, veg and gravy. Every Sunday without fail I will do a roast dinner of some sort unless we are lucky enough to have some money to go out to eat it is what I have always done and so everyone apart from my kids look forward to it!. So do you have a certain meal that you do on a certain day that is kind of like a tradition for you? What is it?
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@conbill (369)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Fridays is my traditional meal day. On Fridays I make some type of fish or seafood. When I was growing up it was against my religion to eat meat on Fridays, even though this has changed I still eat fish on Fridays. I guess, old habits are hard to break. The other days of the week I just cook what I feel like. Every Sunday I go out to eat with my mom, brother and sister. We spend the whole day together.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jan 09
I like what you do on your sundays that sounds really nice spending the day with your family.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 09
it is good to be spending family days once a week. bonding with the members of the family from time to time keep the family ties so closely knit. then, whiling the day away biting on those favorite foods or taking a stroll on a very friendly and cozy environment, will enhance the occasion greatly. more happy days with the family, conbill, and take those delicious bites of nutritious foods while being with them all.
@conbill (369)
• United States
19 Jan 09
My mom is 82 so we make every Sunday mother's day for her. I am very close with my brother and sister and I believe we will carry on this tradition even after mom ia gone. I am very blessed with having a close family.
@littleone3 (2065)
18 Jan 09
We tend to have roast on a Sunday but that is only in the winter. When it is warm in the summer we will go for something lighter as that is what we prefer. None of us like eating big meals when it is a hot day. We do seem to have pizza and garlic bread ever Monday as that is the night my daughter goes to judo. So i prefer to cook something quick as i don't have much time to do a big meal.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I love pizza and garlic bread!
@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Your dinner sounds good. We actually used to have a lot of Roasts on Sundays when I was growing up as well, as it was a Good meal you could cook while at church and not have to worry about it as well. But now my husband and I do not really have a certain meal we cook all of the time. I know we have a lot of Spagetti, but we never set a certain day aside for it though.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I think a lot of people just cook as they please, for me it is easier to plan it all in advance.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I don't so certain meals on certain days of the week like that. I did not grow up with meals like that either. I just cook whatever I am in the mood to cook that day.
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• China
18 Jan 09
Do you like Chinese food?
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• Canada
18 Jan 09
the only traaditional meal me have is christmas dinner. We go to my hubbies moms and have a big turkey dinner. Other than that it is whatever I am thinking about or craving that we have for supper!...
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20 Jan 09
Since either myself or my boyfriend work evenings, its very rare we are both in at the same time to be able to plan a meal together. We dont have set meals for set days, we have what we fancy at the time and also something the other will be able to heat up later if possible or at the weekend we tend to have take aways.
@gemini_rose (16194)
21 Jan 09
It is difficult if you are both working, takeaways sound good to me though!!
22 Jan 09
Plus not much washing up aswell!! Its really a win-win situation isnt it!! lol Take aways arent bad at all!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Oh my! Can I come over? That sounds delicious and I love lamb..LOL. Nah, it's funny now that I live alone I've kind of broken with special meals for special days like Sundays. The only time I do real special dinners is for holidays. I pretty much do any kind of "special" meal whenever I want and it not necessarily on a particular day
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I think lamb is lovely, I especially like new zealand lamb but that can be really dear, I like any lamb, except chops. Although I do like minted lamb too!
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Thanks for the br I haven't had lamb in ages, it's gotten so darn expensive where I am
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
18 Jan 09
We don't do certain meals for specific days of the week. We just eat what we want, which can vary depending on the weather. Friday was really cold so we had chilli. Yesterday was pretty cool and dreary so I did a roast in the crockpot with potatos, carrots and onion. Today I'll cook up something with the leftover beef - either BBQ beef sandwhiches or veggie beef soup. Since I still have chilli leftover too I'll probably freeze the leftovers for a future cold day. I've never had lamb, nor cooked it so I wouldn't have a clue how it tastes.
• Canada
18 Jan 09
Lamb has a somewhat different taste and if not cooked correctly it can tend to be greasy. Some meats are like that for example goose. I think Greek cooking uses a lot of lamb.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jan 09
Yeah lamb is a greasy meat, I always think that it has to be eaten pretty quickly once cooked and on my plate otherwise the taste gets a bit yuckky!! It is a lovely meat though.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
19 Jan 09
hello gemini_rose i'll be there this coming Sunday to your house to have a delicious plate of that roast. lol but to answer your question about do i have a certain meal on a certain day like that? no, i do not do that, unless that it is a holiday or something like that. you know? lol but otherwise, i just cook whatever that strikes my fancy for the night or what everybody else wants for dinner. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@gemini_rose (16194)
21 Jan 09
Awww if u lived a little bit closer you would be very welcome!!
@diansinta (7554)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 09
Hi there gemini_rose, Yum! that is sound great I have secret recipe to make meat tender, before roasting, put meat at pineapple juice and add with black sweet soy ketchup. I don't have a tradition of eating like this, but it's good tradition. Happy posting always !! oxox'dian from bali island.
@gemini_rose (16194)
21 Jan 09
Thanx for the tip it sounds yum might try it out!!
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
19 Jan 09
H[i]i gemini, wow...that sounds yummy! Hubby and I used to cook a lot during weekends, yesterday we have some pork tocino, chicken curry and fried pork marinated first with our favorite sauce! [/i]
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I love pork, but cannot eat it as my body will not digest it properly and it gives me bad tummy ache :-(
• India
19 Jan 09
Well well, it’s a Sunday meal for me too. most weekends, my kid goes off with my parents to its quite a simple lunch for us. But for dinner I’ll invariably make a spicy curry of lamb or chicken, mixed veg rice, salad and we’ll have some sweets to round it off. Some Sundays I’ll even make Chinese fried rice and chilli chicken…the basic idea is to have something special as per our purse and as per skills (both very limited!)
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
We cannot really afford to eat meat all the time, some meat now is really expensive, especially with having a large family.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Ok traditions... We have a lot of those.. For one thing when it's special occasions like graduation and promotions among others we always see to it that we celebrate it with fine dining at a local steak house in our area which has been a family favorite since time-a-memorial. Now for the cooking part.. We usually have grilled meat or barbecue on Saturday lunch with corn soup or mushroom soup.
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I love mushroom soup, we are having that on wednesday hubby and i for lunch.
@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
I grew up in a military family. My father only liked specific foods, which we had to have on certain days of the week. He was very adamant about this and did not respond well to change. I could always tell what day of the week it was by what we had for dinner: Monday--spaghetti Tuesday & Wednesday: meat and potatoes nights. Usually one night would be pork chops and the other steak; these two days are interchangeable. The meat would always be served with mashed potatoes and some kind of vegetable. Thursday--this was grocery shopping night, and after we got home we would have pizza (homemade from a Kraft pizza kit) Friday--fish & chips Saturday--Hamburgers Sunday--fancy dinner night (usually roast beef, pork or chicken, though if my mother wanted to try something different this would be the night to do it.) Now that I'm grown up and doing my own cooking, the schedule has been tossed out the window!
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I am a bit like that, I do tend to stick certain meals on certain days but mainly because it is cheaper and I like to know where I stand!!
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I do not have certain days for certain meals. I used to set aside mondays to have shrimp scampi. Every Monday, my husband was always looking for the scampi. When I was a child, my mother used to always fix a roast chicken on Sundays and we always had chocolate cake, on Wednesday, we used to always have spaghetti. I think planned meals are good.
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
I love scampi, it used to be my favourite. I have not had it for ages, never had shrimp scampi though! Planned meals are essential in my house, cannot function if I do not know what meal we are having lol!
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Sounds so yummy!!! Can I join you for dinner next Sunday? I really don't have any weekly traditions with food or anything...Every week is different for me any ways in the nights I have to work and don't get to have dinner with my family...This happens three to four nights a week so we make the best of the meals I do make that we eat together! ~Heavens~
@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jan 09
Lol next week is only steak pies!! Lamb was a treat because I had saved money on my shopping all month lol!!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Oh that sounds sooo goood. We have our little ritual on Sundays. Pizza and Chicken Nuggets. We have it just about every Sunday.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jan 09
My kids love chicken nuggets, that is what they had with there sunday dinner instead of lamb, but i did give them a little piece to try. I always put some on their plate so that they keep trying things.
@ellie333 (21029)
18 Jan 09
Hi Gemini_rose, Like you I will usually do a roast dinner for Sunday lunch with the occasional exception like today and that was because yesterday I down a chicken casserole and we had plenty leftover so had again today. If the girls are home I always do a full English breakfast on a Sunday and we have out diner early evening. I always like to do fish on a Friday too as when I was a child we would always have fish and chips on a Friday so I guess I have carried the tradition on but I cook my own as too expensive to order from a chip shop these days. The rest of the week it depends on weather or what I fancy. Huggles. Ellie :D
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jan 09
I would always have fish and chip supper when visiting my nan and grandad, I loved that because grandad would always ask for scraps!! Like you I cannot afford to do it but I do get the kids chips in a cone on the way home from school on a Wednesday which they really love!! That does not work out to be very expensive and it is enough for them.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
yes I always had that tradition too, a roast on sunday, but now I am home all the time, I don't work anymore, so it is eating whatever whenever we feel like eating it. Also I cannot always afford a roast, we used to love roast beef, I rarely eat roast beef now, though I do still eat roast chicken but more often than not we eat the legs or thighs the most because they are cheaper.
@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
There is nothing wrong with having a menu schedule as long as it is rotated like you are doing. I think sometimes modern kids do not appreciate what they have in the western world. When I see kids in foreign countries scrounging on garbage dumps to make a subsistance living and I see kids in western countries turn up their nose at ketchup because it is not Heinz I realize how spoiled we really are. I saw a program on what some third world families live on. Some cornmeal, lentils and something else, and they did a program on tv on how a western family would try it for a week. They would not eat it and threw the food in the garbage. If I visit the UK, if your kids do not want a Sunday roast I will gladly take their place.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jan 09
Yeah a lot of kids are spoiled, mine are pretty good it is just the meat they turn their nose up at and I put it down to laziness of chewing. My eldest was the same when he was little we had such tantrums over a roast dinner but as soon as he was older he loved it. I just do the little ones a little bit of chicken as I know that they will eat that, and the taste is not too strong for them, with their taste buds being young and fresh some food can be pretty strong for their tastes.