The thought of a sit-down family dinner on Sunday after church seems charming to me. I’ve seen it happen in movies, and read about it in books. And I am actually thinking about planning some kind of special meal on Sundays, this year, if I can think of some I’d like to try.
But when I was growing up, and we got home from church, my mother was more focused on getting the laundry done than on cooking a meal.
I can vividly remember the sound of Neil Diamond’s Soolaimon, the smell of the laundry detergent and my mom wearing sweatshirts. I also remember my dad waiting his turn to watch football once she was finished.
But I have no memory of eating anything. I’m sure we did. But it certainly wasn’t a formal, fancy sit-down Sunday dinner.
What would I want to cook for my family on a Sunday afternoon? Usually, my son and I did brunch and watched movies. That was our thing.
But if I were to plan a more special dinner now, I am not sure what I’d cook. What would you make?
The only thing that came to mind for me was slow cooker pulled pork, with potatoes as a side dish. I had it at a friend’s house several times last year, and each time, it was delicious. But they take hours to make, so I think I would have to start it on Saturday.
Here’s a recipe I found: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Will you do sit-down family dinners this year, on Sundays? I’m leaning more toward a return to brunches, myself.
Have a great weekend!
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