I have been inspired by my friend, Megan, and her family's Sabbath Meals. She shared about this book (which I ordered with some of my b'day money) and how their family shares a special meal on Saturday night. Enjoying some family time and preparing for Sunday.
I have always said I couldn't figure out the whole make-a-big-meal-after-you-get-home-from-church-thing. So, I went Megan's route and did it on Saturday night the first time. It was very hard. And, I found that Saturday night just won't work for us in our life right now. So, I thought - why not try Sunday after church? David agreed we could try it and now I've been successfully preparing a big Sunday meal after church for about two months.
This past week, I did a Mitford meal ~ Cynthia's Roast Chicken, Puny's Creamed Corn, Cynthia's Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary (yum!), green beans and biscuits.
I can't tell you how I've enjoyed this. Yes, it takes planning. Yes, it is harder than pulling out plastic containers of leftovers from the fridge (what we used to do after church.) But, it feels so homey. I put an apron on, we use our china every week (including the girls), David says his sweet tea tastes better in a crystal goblet we got for our wedding. It has also provided an opportunity for us to have company on Sunday afternoon - extra food already prepared, come on over!
Another thing I love about this is the reverent and special feeling it gives Sunday. It takes it up a notch from just any other day. A new tradition has been born in our home and I am loving it! Thanks for the inspiration, Megan!