I LOVE traditions; holidays, birthdays and family vacations. Recently I decided to start what I like to refer to as our "Sunday Tradition". Now this BIG, FAT SOUTHERN FAMILY of mine continues to grow and as kids and grand kids continue to move back closer to us, we like to spend our Sundays together and I decided to create a new tradition that will hopefully be carried on for many years throughout the generations of our family.
This is what our family does on Sundays: First, we get up and go to Sunday School and church service. This is where I refuel for the week. We start the day out by worshipping together. And yes...we all attend the same church where we all sit together. When everyone is in town (12 adults), we take up an entire row by ourselves! After church, everyone comes back to our house for Sunday lunch. And that is precisely what I want to talk about today. THAT is our new "Sunday Tradition".
In order to be able to have my BIG, FAT FAMILY over for lunch on Sundays some advance preparation is necessary. Hubby and I usually start the food prep on Saturday; cooking the meat and dessert. Some times, Ryan and Allison have shown up with a dessert and it has even been suggested that if we continue to do this everyone should bring a dish...HEY, I like that idea! Anyway, I've decided to start posting our Sunday lunches on here with recipes included (in case they look so yummy you just MUST try them yourself).
The first thing I do is to set the table in the dining room. Yep...you heard right. I have decided, "What use is it to have a dining room and china if you only ever use them on special occasions or holidays?" So I decided that we will eat in the dining room every Sunday on the china...with pretty napkins!
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Place 1 stick of butter in baking dish in heated oven until melted.
Add 1 10 1/2 oz. can Beef Broth and 1 10 1/2 oz. can Beef Consomme, along with 1 cup uncooked rice. Cover the dish with foil and put back in the oven until all the liquid is cooked out (approximately 30-40 mins.). ENJOY!
Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe).
And then it's time for conversation at the table, followed by children playing while either a football game or NASCAR can be heard on the television in the background. Some are reading, the babies are napping and it is as a Sunday should be. A day of rest. Spent worshipping God and then fellowshipping with family. It's the simple things that make the best traditions and I love our new "Sunday Tradition" with my ever expanding crew!