Sunday dinner

Canada
March 14, 2009 1:17pm CST
As I was thinking about what to make for dinner tomorrow, it reminded me of Sunday dinner when I was a child at home..Every Sunday was the same thing. Never different!..I knew that every sunday, we would be having roast beef dinner. It actually got to the point where I was tired of it. My mom used to remind me how lucky I was to have it at all! How about you? Do you make a special dinner every sunday or do you bother?
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@ncmom0f3 (60)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Growing up we always had a big dinner on Sunday, it wasn't always the same meal but always big! Now that I do the cooking we have very few BIG Sunday dinners but I try to make it a nice meal every Sunday or at least a home cooked meal where we all are sitting together to eat
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• Canada
14 Mar 09
Yes its nice for a family to all eat together. It is something that is often not done any more because of everyday life schedules now
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@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
14 Mar 09
Oh Sunday meal, I mean Sunday dinner. Yes absolutely it should be different. But we hardly make it different still some Sundays are special. On those special Sundays we go for some extra. But what to tell my wife is a vegetarian I am non veg and my son is ambiterian ( this is my coinage - means he sometime shares two pieces of chicken and most of the time not) My wife prepares pork well. So that is my thing and this and that but Beef? Tauba tauba we never touch that. No Hindu should be offered beef. Personally I have nothing against it but I can not take it for mental blockage.
• Canada
14 Mar 09
What do you call a special sunday and what extras do you have? Extra peas and carrots AMBITERIAN....that is a good one! OOPS!!!...I never thought that you cant have beef!!..I did know it..To us it is so natural that I never thought. I know that in Hinduism, that the cow is sacred. It provides milk for people and is therefore helpful. I have another friend who beleives the same. I guess thats where "corruption" comes into my country...lol.. I have seen many from India living here eating big juicy steaks ! If I had known this when I was younger, I would have told my mother every sunday that I was Hindu!!!
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@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
14 Mar 09
Its 10 to 2am and I am laughing my head off. Oye Sandy, you are blaming us for corruption hah This is the last offering of your people before they left India. And about your being Hindu? Ok why not change it yet? I go christen and you Hindu, wah bhai wah!!! kya baat hei. That extra mean e-x-t-r-a. veg, non vrg and ambi vegitarian.
• Canada
14 Mar 09
hehehehe...No I am blaming us for corruption!..When all the Hindu move here, they start eating beef!!!..Its called,,Canadian Corruption!.....If I have to turn Hindu for a day, does that mean I have to eat all that spicey food? If so, can I call the fire department first?
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• Netherlands
15 Mar 09
I absolutely do not have a Big Sunday dinner because Sunday is known in this house as being "our day", Hubby and I, and we decided a long time ago that it would be meant for us to do as we please, whether it be watch TV, sleep all day, be Online, watch movies etc. Hubby does not want me to be in the kitchen all day. That is not to say that we do not eat, we always have a nice meal whether it be something I had cooked on Saturday for Sunday or maybe we order something out, it really does not matter to us. What matters to us is that we had the day together, no appointments, no business, no house cleaning, laundry, every day living, just a day to enjoy together and prepare for the week ahead that somehow always ends up being chaotic! ;)
• Canada
15 Mar 09
Everyone should have at least one of those days a week! Theres nothing better! I have to agree, we really have the same type of day. We do what we want as my kids are grown, theres no need to have a big meal at any time unless I have company. Thanks and have a great day
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• Netherlands
15 Mar 09
You're very welcome and I hope you and yours have a great, relaxing, lazy, happy Sunday! ;)
• Dallas, Texas
14 Mar 09
I get down on Sunday! I have made it a habbit to eat all fruits,vegitables, grains during the week. Pretty much a vegitarian diet during the week and saturday - but on Sunday I Pig Out!!! So I think about what I am going to hook up on sunday all week - Tomorrow I am hooking up some Blackeyed Pea cornbread - I am going to smoke some lobsters with extra fattening butter sauce - Collard greens with smoked turkey (I stay compleatly away from pork) - I think I may fry some okra to snack on all day -yuum I can't wait!
• Canada
14 Mar 09
hehehehehe...well we have to have one day to do that! Sounds like your sunday will be yummy! I am making a turkey with all the trimmings..I usually only do it at christmas, but oh well!
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@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
15 Mar 09
Who told you? Oh gosh! what misconception people do not have on the Hindu! Not at all, there are some Hindus who even do not take onion and garlic forget about spice. You said those Hindus out there eat beef? Then do not delay to shoo them off the UK.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
15 Mar 09
right now I don't do any kind of big sunday dinner my girls are really young right now and at the stage where they want chicken nuggets and fries or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I don't feed the nuggets to them as much as the peanut butter sandwiches. When I was growing up we didn't have big Sunday dinners. When my kids do get older I do want to cook every Sunday and have them over for dinner to see whats going on in their lives. To keep us a close family.
• Canada
15 Mar 09
I said that too, but my kids have grown and all live within 15 minutes of me and all have different lives. I could never get them all together for a meal. Its hard enough to do at christmas and then it doesnt always work! I hope it does work for you though
• United States
15 Mar 09
We had the roast beef dinner as well but at my grandmothers who was an awesome cook. Once in a while she would switch it up for chicken and dumplings. Yummy!! We would go to church and then go to my grandparents to spend the day. It is actually a very good memory for me!
• Canada
15 Mar 09
Those are always the best memories..things have certainly changed. I wish my mom would have switched once in a while on sundays.....it was always roast beef!
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Roast beef was a staple at my house when I was a child, too, but we also had other things. My favorite were the Sunday's when my mother made fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and baked beans. In fact, that's still one of my favorite meals now. Meals were different back then, because we ate whole foods, and they were all home cooked. There were no fast foods or processed foods on our table. We had meat, potatoes, and vegetables or fruits every night for supper and for dinner on Sundays. Now kids will hardly eat meals like these, but they were the best. When my kids were growing up, I served them the same types of meals. No matter how tired I was when I got home from work, I cooked supper for my family.
• Canada
15 Mar 09
Sunday was our roast beef day. Every sunday. My mom too always cooked supper no matter what else she had to do. And you are right, there was no fast food. Once in a blue moon for a birthday she might order some chinese food or pizza but thats it. I also fed my kids well. Not this fast food world we live in now!
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
i remember when i was growing up, my mum use to say how their family had a sunday roast. we have never had an occasion where we call it a sunday roast thou.. but my parents usually cooked a roast about once a fortnight not on any particular day thou just as a special dinner, mainly because we were a big family and we would all say we will be at home at e.g. a time for dinner
• Canada
15 Mar 09
A lot of the sunday roast days are gone. Life is such a fast pace now that people like to rest once sunday gets here, if they can. Others are now working sundays when that was once unheard of. Its very difficult now to get a whole family together for a meal at the same time
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
14 Mar 09
hello sandymay it seemed like when i was growing up, every single Sunday my Mom or Grandmother would always fix fried chicken and all of the fixings to go with the chicken. mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, and biscuits. and i could expect to eat that every Sunday that rolled around. but these days, i do not fix something special on sunday for dinner. i cook whatever that everybody in the family would also like to eat and also what that i might like to have. i do not know if i could handle eating the same thing like that again come every Sunday. lol and i guess that we were lucky to have something good to eat like that when that we were growing up. lol i would have rather had the roast beef like you did than the fried chicken each week thou. lol take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
• Canada
14 Mar 09
I would rather have had the fried chicken that you had!...lol..I guess we got tired of whatever it was we had all the time. But now that there is only my hubby and myself, we often dont make big meals anyways..Sometimes on sundays we go out for brunch, and eat a sandwich for supper...Except for tomorrow,,,lol..I am making a turkey dinner, just because!..No special reason..just feels like time to eat something good!..I didnt cook it at christmas this year so Im doing it now!..Have a great evening
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
14 Mar 09
hi sandymay,on sunday i get the chance to take my lunch at home with all other family members.so its always a special one.and i think we do have different recepies but they keep repeating after certain intervals.but i really like the chilli mushroom on our sunday spl...
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Its good that some families still can eat together sometimes..Its getting more rare I think. What is chilli mushroom??????
@thezone (9447)
• Ireland
14 Mar 09
The traditional roast is always our Sunday dinner, always has been since I was a kid. Most Sundays we would have dinner at my Parents or my partners parents. It is always nice to have a nice family get together. But I have to say even after all these years I still never tire of the roast, it is my favourite meal of the week
• Canada
14 Mar 09
I do love roast beef now. I just got tired of it as a child. I dont eat it every sunday now and probably only once a month. Tomorrow I am making turkey with all the trimmings. Usually I only make this at christmas but I didnt this year so I am now!
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I know what you mean! Ours was always fried chicken with all the trimmings. I have dinner every Sunday and the kids come and eat but it's not always chicken. Sometimes we do Italian or just whatever but it is always a big meal. THis week Chickn is on the menu though! LOL I guess some things never leave us huh?
• Canada
14 Mar 09
Its great that the kids come for dinner though. That is lacking in our society. Well, eventually, you would have to have chicken again anyways!
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
27 Mar 09
Growing up Sunday dinner was always Pasta Day. It's funny you would think I would be tired of it but I have continued the tradition and leave my Sundays for some kind of pasta. I start the Sauce early and slow cook it and all my neighbors can smell it on the floor of the apartment building I live in.
@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
24 Mar 09
HI mt beloved friend Sandy. Thanks a lot dear. No wtell me how is you?
• Japan
16 Mar 09
Sunday was always a roast dinner followed by some sort of pie. I tried to make Sunday meals specail but Sunday is just another day here in Japan. There is no feeling of it being a holiday, all the shops are open but the offices, schools and factories are closed. Yesterday I made tempura, vegetables covered in batter and fried, steamed fish, miso soup, rice and salad. Big dinner!! Sometimes when I can get a big piece of meat I will do a roast, my teenage boys love it!!
15 Mar 09
There's only the wife and I, but Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week because of the special meals my wife prepares most of the time. This week we're having a roast beef with drippings. She always adds a can of beef broth when cooking rather than the bullions. I think that's the real secret in such a good tasting roast beef dinner. She adds onions and some sea salt and pepper and we cook the rest of the vegetables in a different pot from the roast. We even have pulled beef from the roasted beef and use the drippings as a dip for our sandwiches. It's very yummy! I sometime even barbeque on that day when the weather permitts..
• United States
15 Mar 09
No, I do not make a special dinner on Sundays. I just make whatever we have around. It's not the same dinner over and over on Sundays. Sometimes we will eat out and sometimes I will make it. Just depends on what we feel like that day.
@parvezjs (422)
• India
15 Mar 09
Yes we have special dinner at home on every Sundays. My wife is a great cook and whatever she cooks is special for me. But still on Sundays she makes whatever i likes keeping in mind the taste should be the best. I enjoy my Sunday dinner the most, eating full stomach, no time limit. I have dinners only on Saturdays and Sundays at home, rest of the days i have in my office canteen which i am really bored of so meals on these two days are really very yummy for me and i enjoy them a lot.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I only had big dinners on sunday a couple times per month, but it was always a boiled dinner made in a crockpot with beef and potatos and cabbage. I to this fay cannot eat cabbage. My boyfriend and I have been living together about six months now and we just moved from one apartment to one for just the two of us and I wanted to start making amazing home cooked meals every sunday. I want to start a tradition between the two of us. We cook dinner together most nights of the week, but it's not always something amazing. Tonight I plan on making a turkey dinner, with mashed potatos, biscuits, gravy and cranberry sauce. I think it would be great if we could get into the habit of having a huge dinner on sundays so we have something to look forward to each weekend
• United States
15 Mar 09
as a kid we always had sunday dinner too. after church of course. it was different every week atleast but since we had a big meal we never had dinner sunday night. my mother still does it. personally i don't do it. i wish i could, it would be nice. we usually do wednesday night. my kids who don't live with me come over and we have dinner. all of them don't come over every week but we try to do it every wednesday. it was hard when i worked but now since i am home it is easier to do it during the week.