When I was in high school, my mom had this irritating tradition of calling Sunday, Family Day. I could not go to my friend’s house, they could not come to mine. I had to stay home and be with my family. Ugh….the nerve of my family to want to spend time with me. I was in multiple sports and activities in high school and had practice or games all of the time. I never really ate supper with my family because I would get home too late for the rest of them. On Sunday, my mom would make something kind of nice for supper, some kind of great comfort food and we would eat as a family. Then she would expect us to talk!! She would even have the nerve to make dessert. I mean really….. Sometimes, while supper was cooking we would play a game or watch a movie. The point of the whole day was she wanted me to be at home…… Again the nerve………
As my kids have gotten older and I have gotten older, I find myself more and more being like my mom. Truly scary words for any daughter to admit. But my three girls are constantly running to activities, school, and church. We eat most nights together, but it can be rushed. Practice starts at 6 for somebody. There is homework to be done, showers to take, books to read and the time we spend together during the week is not necessarily quality time. So Sunday it is…..
During our Sunday Family time, we tend to, just like mom did, make something nicer or more comforting for supper. Sometimes we play a game, sometimes we watch a movie, the point is we are all spending time together at home. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? I hate it when she turns out to be right………..
However, my family and these days being lazy recharge my body and soul. Now that we go to church on Wednesdays, we have all of Sunday to be this way. While Wednesday night and Thursday morning are a bit of a challenge, especially for the five-year-old; I think I am pretty happy with our decision. Drinking coffee on Sunday morning and staying in my sweatpants all day is just what I need before a long week back at school.
We have recently had a couple of these Sundays. I got up before anybody else did and I love this time. I can drink my coffee, do some writing, grade some papers, watch some cooking show on the Food Network. I can have a few minutes of ME time; something I learned I need to be the best version of myself. One Sunday not so long ago, we didn’t really make breakfast or lunch but we made Cheesy, Chicken Wild Rice Soup for supper. It is one of the most comforting soups ever. I will put the recipe below. Jason made homemade bread. Yes, I can throw stuff in a crockpot but he bakes bread from scratch. Am I a lucky girl or what?
In this chaotic world, families need one day to be together. Does it have to be Sunday? No…..We have had family game nights after having pizza on Fridays. Depending on our schedules, sometimes a family dinner in the middle of the week is as good as it gets. But you can just tell when we need to get back in sync with each other. Who knew my mom was on to something???
Challenge Time!! What do you do on your family days? Do you like to stay home or do you like to hit the town? Do you have a go-to comfort food for supper? Share your comments below or on the Facebook page, Speaking Jelinese. I love when you like, share or comment because it makes me feel as if I am not alone in this chaotic world.
Talk to you soon,
Cheesy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
I use my biggest crockpot because this makes a lot of soup!!!