The Importance of Sunday Dinners

Sunday dinner is a tradition I think every family should have. Even if you are a family of one, the idea of preparing a wholesome meal on a Sunday is a great way to reset for the week and the leftovers make for a great lunch or dinner on a busy Monday. I have been a participant of the Sunday dinner my whole life. Even when I lived on my own as a single person I always prepared something extra special on Sunday night for myself or my single cousins and I. The importance of Sunday dinners is that it requires you to take pause and reset for the week.

It isn’t possible every week to make this type of effort for a meal. But when it’s possible, there is nothing like switching on a good Hallmark or Lifetime movie, getting some laundry going and putting a nice meal in the oven or on the stove to enjoy in the early evening with people you love.

I gathered up a few of my favorite Sunday recipes that will have you feeling all the Sunday love. These dinners are a little more time-consuming than my usual recipes, but trust me they are worth the time and effort.

Helen’s Super Special Meatloaf

A great dinner that yields even more delicious leftovers. A great way to meal plan is to double this recipe and freeze one uncooked loaf to use on a busy day when you don’t feel like cooing. *Disclaimer, typically there is no ketchup on this delicious loaf, it just looked better for the picture. Trust me it doesn’t need ketchup.

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Grilled Pork Roast with Butter Steamed Bread Dumplings

This is a Tipsy family favorite. This recipe can also be prepared inside in your oven. It is a perfect dinner for a Sunday and the leftover pork can be used during the week for sandwiches, salads or even a stir fry.

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Chopped Steak with Whipped Potatoes

This is a diner class that you can make at home. The addition of the mushrooms makes for such great flavor!

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Beef Stew with Mini Potato Dumplings

Nothing beats a slow cooked Beef Stew. This recipe has beer in it which makes the meat even more tender and flavorful. I replaced the traditional potatoes with mini potato dumplings and it adds a great flavor and texture.

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Lasagna Soup

Okay I lied, this recipe is super easy but is perfect for a lazy Sunday on the couch. This is one of the best recipes I have ever made and is one of the most popular on my blog!. I think you will add this one to your regular meal plan when you see how easy and delicious it is!

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I would love to know what some of your favorite Sunday dinners are. Please leave me a comment in the section below. I love hearing about what others are creating in their kitchen! The importance of Sunday dinner is something I love to promote and if it isn’t part of your weekly routine I encourage you to give it a try.

 

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