Oh, how I love Sundays! I have such wonderful childhood memories of the delicious smells of bacon, eggs and coffee perking on the stove and my whole family gathered around the table for breakfast together. Afterward, my mother would shoo us from the kitchen and do all the clean-up, bake something special for dessert for later in the day and start the process of making a wonderful Sunday dinner with all the trimmings.
Well, I still love Sundays but these days I enjoy the day a little differently. I give myself permission to spend the day exactly how I please. I might pour a big cup of coffee and enjoy a bit of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday – there are usually some wonderful lessons to be learned from her guests. I also love strolling through the farmer’s market. Aside from an amazing selection of vegetables and fruits, all grown locally, you can find an assortment of freshly made cheese, incredible baked goods, honey, eggs, handmade ravioli and wine from local wineries. I always leave with a bag full of goodies.
Sunday dinners are sometimes meals that rival those my mother made all those years ago. Sometimes, they’re as simple as tomato sandwiches with mayo or maybe with some homemade pesto and mozzarella. And then there are those days when I feel like leaving the cooking to someone else and we’ll call for take-out or stop in at a favorite restaurant. It’s my call.
Taking a walk, reading, spending time with my husband and Molly and my daughter and her family are all the things that make my Sundays special. Oh, and maybe an hour or so of my secret pleasure – watching the Housewives series on BRAVO – they really make me appreciate my simply, cozy life!
Enjoy your Sundays!