Sunday, July 13, 2008

52 Blessings Project ~Week 28

This Week I Am Grateful For~ Sunday Suppers

I don't know about you, but around here getting 8 people bathed, dressed, and out the door in time for church is exhausting and stressful! Every Saturday I am on everyone yelling~Find your shoes, put them by the door, Wash your church clothes, Bathe tonight, etc, etc. I am always thinking ok, if we prepare today then tomorrow will be less chaotic! Wishful thinking so far, but hey~ I am a optimist and know eventually know we will get there!
Well, one thing I like to do on Saturday is to prepare as much of Sunday's dinner as I can! Last night the girls helped me make the Jello salad, we par boiled the ribs to be BBQ , we made the dough for the rolls and Hannah even made some cupcakes!
I love to come home from church and have very little to do. We use disposable containers for the food and paper plates for the table.It feels so good. Like a reward for actually going to church! We come home, and just have to pop everything in the oven or on the grill and dinner is ready in 10-15 min.
I love sitting around the table. It is loud, and funny, and peaceful all at once for me. Since everything was done the night before it is a stress free time to sit down and just enjoy time with my family! We hear such crazy stories from the kids and we connect! It is my favorite part of the entire week! Believe it or not, it actually motivates me to go to church! Weird eh?
Family time with the kids, around the table. Their undivided attention! For that I am very grateful!


raising4boys said...

Great blessing! I love your idea of using paper plates on Sunday!! I like to relax and enjoy the day too.

Crazymamaof6 said...

love it! great blessing! we only ever use paper plates. but love the day ahead prep. and the disposable pans. we do that for Thanksgiving and christmas. so no one has to do them.

Cara said...

your food looks yummy! I love the crock pot - use it alot and mostly on sundays. Great blessing this week!

KLS said...

Ok. Now you have made me hungry! Yummy!!!! Your Sunday dinner is amazing. My meal is usually a bowl of cereal.

goingsome said...

Isn't family time the best? It is always nice to sit down and enjoy a good meal and reconnect. BBQ is the best, since there is less kitchen mess.

pam said...

We had fun at lunch today. It's always nice to meet people in person.

You made me laugh so hard...we need to get together again.

Aprilyn said...

That is a great blessing. I wish I could say we prepare great dinners like that. Do you want to help me?? I need to learn some better recipes. I can cook a roast in the crock pot but my kids don't like it. Nathan has trouble chewing meat. He chews it forever until it's basically pulp! Marshall just won't eat.