This page title might sound intimidating. In all honesty, I think that a Sunday Dinner should involve just a few components:
-Loved ones (no matter the number)
-Good Food (no matter how complicated or simple)
-A Table (no tv, no cellphones)
Sunday dinners are a bit of a staple around our house. It might be a combination of our childhoods—our families spent a lot of time around the table talking and catching up—or possibly a symptom of living in Cleveland. Sometimes the weather is just too crappy to drag yourselves out to a restaurant, and it seems so much more intimate to invite people over to your home to eat food that you’ve prepared yourself.
Regardless of the reason, i’m forever grateful that (even living away from family) we have friends that we’re able to break bread with on a semi regular basis. That being said, Sunday dinner recipes are not only for dinner parties. Some of my favorite Sunday dinners have been spent at our dining room table with my man, sharing a charcuterie plate and bottle of wine, talking about our weeks, futures, passions, travel plans, etc. It’s a nice way to relax and unplug. There is something really soul soothing and nostalgic about a Sunday Dinner and it’s something i’m hoping to share with you through this blog.
These recipes will likely require a little more focus in the kitchen and maybe a little more time than the usual weekday meal. I tend to love “prep and forget” meals for sundays—those meals that require a little prep but then get thrown into the oven for an hour or two, so that you can relax and unwind before the real fun—eating—begins. Also, i’m hoping to keep these Sunday Dinners realistic and feature a wine pairing suggestion or two.