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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
We've just had a piece of beef for our Sunday lunch, and was wondering how many people these days still make an effort, and cook a special meal on a Sunday, whatever time of day you have it.

If you do, what are you having today?
post #2 of 26
DH and I usually make something extra special for Saturday, not this particular weekend though. It's either Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian or Mexican 90% of time. We love to cook together.
post #3 of 26
I make the effort on Sundays most weeks and cook a roast dinner. We usually eat around 5 but we also try to go our for breakfast on Saturdays ad have a nice full breakfast too.

Today is roast pork, roast potatoes drizzled in honey, roast veg and stuffing
post #4 of 26
My best friend and I used to have Sunday dinner every week before he moved, whether we cooked or went out.
post #5 of 26
We are going to cook up some ribs and make a dessert as well
post #6 of 26
Actually this is the first time I heard of a special meal on Sunday or any other day, short of some special celebration. What is the purpose of the special meal?
post #7 of 26
We have a special meal on Sunday too. Last night(Sunday night) we went out to a very yummy Japanese Thai restaurant - YUM!
post #8 of 26
Baked chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, Stove Top stuffing and green beans with cream of mushroom soup.
Linda
post #9 of 26
We are making soup and cornbread, but for us that's a special dinner because it's not a sandwich or something out of a can !
post #10 of 26
We have Sunday Dinner at my mother's. Mom is doing a roast with carrots and potatoes today. We always had them at my Grandmother's when we lived in NY. The whole family would come too. The time varies between 3 and 5 when we eat.

It's always just a relaxing time for the family to be together and keep up with one another. Something that is best done over food! The meal varies from steaks, to lasagna, or just anything. Mom and Grandma are fantastic cooks!
post #11 of 26
My mom has been baking chicken for years each Sunday, but i'm so sick of chicken now I just make myself something else, and the rest of the family eats the chicken.
post #12 of 26
Sunday is the one day where I really have time to cook a "big" meal. Today we had baked ham, German potato salad, and creamed spinach.
post #13 of 26
I sometimes make something that's more time consuming on either Saturday or Sunday, because those are the days that I have the time to do it! We never had the traditional "Sunday dinner" growing up.
post #14 of 26
We try to have something a little more special for Sunday dinner. Tonight we're having pork loin. I think it's something that we both did with our families growing up, having a special Sunday dinner.
post #15 of 26
I miss sunday dinner with DH. I used to do a nice roast with carrots, potatoes and onions or a ham or a nice game hen in the oven.... with him gone I live off lean cusine. Maybe I could start a Sunday thing with some of my friends while the hubbies are away for Sunday evenings.... dinner and a movie kind of thing. Hmmmmmm
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
Baked chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, Stove Top stuffing and green beans with cream of mushroom soup.
Linda
Wow, Linda, that makes me miss Michigan, where I grew up. We would always go to my Grandma's house after church, and she always had a big chicken dinner cooking. I'm not sure how she did it, I never have the energy for fixing a big meal after church. I did make home-made french toast for a special breakfast today, but for lunch we had sandwiches. And dh is flying home from his weekend visit to his Dad's, so I'll be running 1-1/2 hrs to the airport soon.

I like a good, special meal on Sunday, but we do it more often on Saturday with friends invited over.

Beth, that sounds like a great idea, to start a new tradition with the other wives!
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by bumpy
Actually this is the first time I heard of a special meal on Sunday or any other day, short of some special celebration. What is the purpose of the special meal?
With my family it was always the one day when everyone didn't work/have classes/do something that they had to do. Since I was a baby i remember having a huge family dinner most Sundays. In the morning we would all go to church then the men would take the kids to do something while all the women went to one house and cooked then around 4pm we would have dinner and talk about what we all did that week etc. Its not quite the same with me being on the other side of the world now and my BF's family does nothing together - but we still always make the effort to have a nice dinner and spend the day with each other.
post #18 of 26
Sunday around my house is usually "fend for yourself" day!!! But tonite we are going to grill a porterhouse steak for Neil, some burgers and a fresh Polosh sausage. I've got some garlic bread for the oven and then a salad.
Many times in the summer we grill out and put lots of food on the grill for leftovers later in the week!!!
But now that I'm not working I'm working and the weather is getting cooler I can have more time to "cook"!!
post #19 of 26
Friends at church today invited us to come home with them for a special Sunday meal.
We had had, boiled potatoes, collards and homemade biscuits. I usually cook us a hot meal every night around six or six thirty.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
I miss sunday dinner with DH. I used to do a nice roast with carrots, potatoes and onions or a ham or a nice game hen in the oven.... with him gone I live off lean cusine. Maybe I could start a Sunday thing with some of my friends while the hubbies are away for Sunday evenings.... dinner and a movie kind of thing. Hmmmmmm
Beth I think that's a great idea! I'm sure a lot of other wives and families are missing special Sunday dinners with their husbands/fathers, and while it wouldn't be the same it would at least be something to connect to other people on that day.
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bumpy
Actually this is the first time I heard of a special meal on Sunday or any other day, short of some special celebration. What is the purpose of the special meal?
I think the origin of the Sunday roast dates back to times when meat, and money, was short. There'd be a piece of meat, that was sliced at on Sunday, cold cuts on Monday, stew on Tuesday, And the rest of the week soups or stews made from the stock, bones or leftovers, with more and more veg and potatoes added till the end of the week, and back to a new roast on Sunday.

Ah.... the good old days!!!
post #22 of 26
Tim and I just had Taco Bell, and wished we didn't!!
post #23 of 26
Sounds like left over Thanksgiving I am all about some left over turkey sandwiches!!
post #24 of 26
I did a big cleanup of the :censor::censor::censor::censor: today. I made a roast chicken with mashed potatoes, mashed yams, green beans and I had some apples that we had gotten from the orchard a couple weeks ago that were getting soft so I made applesauce. This time of year all our friends and neighbours give us their extra green tomatoes which had ripened on the counter so I peeled and chopped them up and make a fresh tomato and basil sauce for Tuesday night.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bugaboo1
Friends at church today invited us to come home with them for a special Sunday meal.
We had had, boiled potatoes, collards and homemade biscuits. I usually cook us a hot meal every night around six or six thirty.
What are collards?
post #26 of 26
I used to try to make up something on Sunday, usually something Italian. I don't much anymore, since I really don't like to cook. My bf made us vegetarian tacos today.
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