Sunday evening dinners have become a new tradition in our family. My children all lead very busy lives with their jobs and children, many of them playing sports or school activities. But, as one of my daughters told me, “We still have to cook for our kids!”
So keeping that in mind, it seems a perfect way to bring the family closer together…create a bonding that wasn’t available except for holidays.
My heart is blessed and warmed each time we meet and gather to share food, laughter, and closeness. Our family is a large, extended family with many living out of state. Still with the ones living around the central Ohio area, we average 13 to 19 people on Sundays. The family room downstairs has become the football viewing area and a place where the little kids play. Upstairs is usually the females and the guys who venture upstairs to see what all the laughter is about!!
We’ve tried many different “meal ideas,” but have settled on pot luck theme meals, which works out no matter how many can come. Assigning specific items to people didn’t work as well. So with the idea of “themes,” families can bring anything they want to share and we’ll have fun with it. This coming Sunday we are doing “roadkill.”
No, seriously, not really roadkill, but whatever they bring to share will be given a unique roadkill kind of name. I just hope the little ones don’t get grossed out and think they’re really eating “possum stew!”
I believe the family that gathers together is one that loves and nurtures, growing closer in heart.
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