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 Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it?

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1bbqboy

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Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 3:29 PM (permalink)
my mother's 85, but broke her wrist recently. This has brought an end to one of our long time family traditions, Sunday dinner. She can't cook! Sunday was the day for most of my 51 years we looked forward to something special. A full sit-down dinner for all family members, with each kid bringing an extra dish. It's always been a time for everyone to get together and exchange the week's "news and notes". And just like my grandmother, my mom always set an extra place in case a visitor came by. I already miss the food and the time together. How many of you still observe "Sunday Dinner"?
 
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    Rusty246

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    RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 3:39 PM (permalink)
    We do! And I make sure of it. That's one day that I can(and like)to devote my whole day to sloooow cooking. My top three fav's are: Chicken and Dumplings, mustard greens, spaghetti(or lasagne), salad, garlic bread, and beef stew over rice, with hot rolls. And of course, sweet tea.
     
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      NancyPeter

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      RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 4:25 PM (permalink)
      Why not start a new Sunday dinner tradition at the home of a willing family member

      Your mom would probably love it and everyone would still have the chance to get together!
       
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        ConeyIslandLou

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        RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 5:06 PM (permalink)
        Or...everyone take turns as 'host' at Mom's.....
         
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          1bbqboy

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          RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 6:59 PM (permalink)
          we have taken over, and enjoy it, but I didn't want this to be about my mother. The tradition matters enough that we wanted to continue it. I wondered if sunday dinner means a lot to all of you. Our cooking is good, but it's not as good as mom's.




          bill
           
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            Linda Gebhardt

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            RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 7:14 PM (permalink)
            Sunday dinner was always a special time when I was growing up.We continued the tradition of going home for Sunday dinner after I married and we had our daughter.Time marched on, Mom and Dad passed away,daughter grew up. We have a new tradition. Hubby and I go out to a nice old local restaurant and have a big lunch after church on Sunday.It's not Mom's cooking, but it's the next best thing.
             
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              BigGlenn

              RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Tue, 09/9/03 9:56 PM (permalink)
              I miss the Family Dinners we had as a child growing up in Arkansas. I live in California now with my wife and 4 Kids 17,16,11 and 4. Mom, Sister, Niece and her Family of 4 are all close by. We barely see each other even around the Holidays. Funny how that happens?
               
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                i95

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                RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Wed, 09/10/03 9:17 AM (permalink)
                Rent the DVD or VHS copy of the movie "Soul Food," people (see http://www.foxmovies.com/soulfood/)! It'll make you have ALL of your relatives over for dinner this weekend.
                 
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                  seafarer john

                  RE: Sunday Dinner-do you & your family still have it? Wed, 09/10/03 10:25 AM (permalink)
                  Sunday has become a not-so-special day in our family, but we all get together at least once a week for dinner or lunch, and my wife and I rarely miss having at least one meal sitting down together every day.
                  We all think taking the time and care to prepare a meal and sit down and spend the time to eat and talk together is important to us in this time of fractured and distant families.
                   
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