Do You Cook A Big Sunday Dinner?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
September 1, 2007 4:26pm CST
Cooking a big Sunday dinner is one of the habits that has stuck with me even after all the kids left home. Even though I now live alone I will cook a nice dinner most Sundays. I know that some of the kids or grandkids are often dropping in, and even if they don't I can share with my friend who lives in my building. She really doesn't cook and is always happy to be invited to dinner. My aunt used to rise early and have dinner prepared before we left for church on Sunday morning. That way, we only had to dig in once we got home. Do you cook the big Sunday dinner?
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
2 Sep 07
No, my mom does, and my whole family goes over to her house. Or one of my aunts does and we go to her house. But we do attend Sunday dinner every Sunday. I even cooked it once, when my mom was away and it was her turn to cook.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I believe that the Sunday dinner is an institution that brings family together and keeps them together. Sadly, it seems to be going the way of so many other important traditions. It's great that your family still does this.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
1 Sep 07
My mother used to cook a big Sunday dinner but I don't as I cook every evening a big dinner for my daugher, my grandson and myself. I sure miss my mother's cooking even at my age.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I think we all miss our mother's cooking no matter how old we get, naty. I usually eat light during the week-salads, soups and quick meals. On Sunday is when I go all out.(:
@steerforth (1801)
• Italy
1 Sep 07
We don't cook a big sunday dinner because where I live generally on Sunday we have a big lunch, so during the dinner we don't eat a lot.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Where I grew up in the south, steerforth, the midday meal was referred to as dinner. We had breakfast, dinner, and supper. In other areas people call it breakfast, lunch, and dinner.:D
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
No, I usually dont, not often enough though..I remember my grandmother always cooking a massive sunday dinner. It eas beautiful and I always looked forward to it..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I guess it has been a tradition in my family for so long, Calais, that I passed it down to my daughters. Sometimes when I don't feel like cooking, one of my kids will cook at home and bring my dinner to me. I used to love it best of all when the entire family would get together for an enormous dinner.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 07
Yes I always did but now I live alone I don't anymore but when the Kids come to see me and whether it is over a Sunday or not I try to cook them a Sunday Dinner lol even though I have to say my Daughter is getting good at them now she has learned well lol she just can't get the Yorkshire Puddings right lol so she buys the frozen ones
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Sep 07
You can really buy frozen Yorkshire Puddings, gabs? My, my, that's a surprise! I would really love to taste some traditional English fare. I love fish and chips.(:
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 07
You can buy most things frozen now lol but I always make my own Yorkshire Puddings I hardly ever eat Chips I do eat Fish occasionally but not to keen on either lol
• United States
2 Sep 07
I used to cook big dinners on the weekend when I had a "family" life - a boyfriend, and a foster son. My ex-boyfriend's family and I were very close, so we'd get together on a frequent basis, usually on Sundays, and have a big family meal. I do kinda miss that, but now that I'm with my family, we get together at least once a month and have a huge potluck dinner and party. That is one of the benefits to being part of a big family - there is never a lack of food at these events!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Food is to be enjoyed, celestial. I believe that if more families actually sat down together occasionally for a meal, they would be much closer. I understand that many people live hectic lives these days, but one day, at least, should be sat aside to enjoy a nice family dinner. If you don't have a family to share it with, there's nothing wrong in making a nice dinner for yourself. I invariably cook too much on most occasions, but it provides me with leftovers to eat for a few days, or I can always freeze some.
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• United States
8 Sep 07
Hi there world...I miss having family dinners, or just meals where I sat down at the table. They do say eating in front of the TV is bad, and I would tend to agree. My family is, unfortunately, really independent, and most of us eat at different times. The only exception to that rule is my Grandmother and my nephew - both of whom eat at similar times each day. The good thing about that is, my nephew (who is six) will oftentimes suggest that we sit and eat together. And lately, he's been really good about seating himself at the table, even though he would much prefer to eat in front of the TV or a video or what have you! Thanks again for this post and discussion. Take care of yourself and have a great weekend!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I must come from a very untraditional family...the only time I remember big Sunday dinners was when my mother, grandmother and I all still lived at my great-grandmother's apartment...once the three of us moved from her place, we never had big Sunday dinners..but then both my mother and grandmother could've won awards for worse cooks....LOL..when I started to really get into cooking myself though there was one point where all dinners were like Sunday dinners...Now that I live alone, I'm just not that fussy anymore..I can get by on some hotdogs as a Sunday dinner..uh, cooked and uncooked--and you know what I mean by that --- ;)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Well, pyewacket, at least your lack of Sunday dinners may have spared you from getting a wide behind, LOL. I've noticed that people who share a lot of family meals usually have to wage a constant battle of the bulge(myself included). But it's so great for family harmony and Kodak moments.(:
• China
2 Sep 07
yeah I cook a nice dinner in weekend.I am busy during working day ,have to do some job on Saturday and free on sunday.I do something in the morning ,before noon I go out to buy vegetables and others.I can spand two or three hours for a big Sunday dinner.I am single and live with a workmate of mine.Usually I do more cooking and she does more washing..have a nice day..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
8 Sep 07
It is very good of you to cook nice dinners, player. You and your roommate have a nice relationship to divide the chores this way.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
2 Sep 07
well yes i do,to me every day is a huge meal to me.i cook big meals every day but friday.matter of fact today i am making chicken parm,mashed potaoes,broccoli and velveeta cheese,side dish of parmesean noodles.i always end up making enough for a army lol.so what ever is left over i always give it to my mom or my neighbors so it saves them from cooking.take care.pattie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Yes, 3lilangels, cooking is great, and so much fun. And, one thing's for sure, you can usually find someone to take the extras off your hands.(:
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I used to cook a nice London Broil dinner every Sunday and my friend would come over and eat with us, but we stopped doing that for a while. I do try to cook a nice meal on sundays though.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I think it is so nice to set aside that one day to add a few extra touches, ladybug. Sunday is a special day to most people, and, as such, should be treated so.
@love1979 (37)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I do cook every Sunday like Thanksgiving. I cook everyday. I only can do that because my boyfriend works, and I stay home.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
It's nice when you have someone to cook for, love. That is when I enjoy cooking the most. That is also why I often invite my friend to eat with me, because she truly appreciates a good meal every now and then.
@MrPahn (173)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
Big Sunday Dinner?? not really big,, but when I get to have my salary once in a while, I do prepare some healthy foods for my family at sundays. :D Maybe simple, but the time we get to be together in the house eating same food. Plus, sometime, they discuss about what I gave them. Because I ususally get simple recipe from nice cousines (if thats how to spell it)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
When I say "big" Sunday dinner, MrPahn, I don't mean something elaborate. I just mean a meal that requires a little preparation, rather than what you'd normally throw together through the week. It doesn't have to be anything fancy.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
2 Sep 07
A lot of times I get up early on Sunday morning and put a roast or something like that in the crock pot. Then I go back to sleep for a couple more hours before we get up for church. While I'm fixing breakfast and my husband is getting my son up, I put veggies or whatever in with the roast sometimes. Then once we get home from church, it's just about ready. I can heat up some kind of bread or whatever we are having with it, and we are good to go. Otherwise, I don't cook anything bigger than what I would make during the rest of the week. I try to do a main dish, a veggie, and some kind of bread every night anyway. I don't really go all out any further than that, except for holidays and special occasions.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
2 Sep 07
That sounds like a great plan, carlaabt. I grew up in a family where we had big meals every day. Of course, I got away from that down through the years. Now I satisfy my need to cook one day of the week since I live alone.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Now and then we do (if my hubby can be bothered - I usually have the weekends off from cooking). My parents use to every Sunday and it was one of the things we always looked forward to as a family (especially when everyone was there).
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Sep 07
No I dont but my aunt does that. And when I was younger my mom would do it too. Alot of people stopped doing that. And I think its sad because I love it. I know I dont have to cook just stop over my aunties and its time to eat.
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• Kuwait
2 Sep 07
yes but not all the time, we sometimes went to our family home too, or went out for a change,go to restaurant in city or some places to relax.
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
2 Sep 07
No i dont cook a big sunday dinner. I cook all week long and on sundays I go out to eat.Sometimes you just need to get away from the kitchen.
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