{food} Sunday Dinner with Family

Growing up I always had a friend whose Sunday nights were reserved for dinner at her Grandma’s. I always liked the idea. I guess I just like rituals. So recently Bobby and I have a new ritual with our New York family – our aunt and uncle (this is the aunt I bake gingerbread with) have been having us over for dinner each week and we are loving it! Other family members always drop by as well throughout the night.

This week’s menu was a roasted red snapper, served chilled with homemade cocktail sauce (ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice), lemon wedges, and fresh parsley.

We also had curry rice, a salad, and bread.

For dessert we hadΒ an array of little chocolate pasties. They were similar, each filled with chocolate mousse and other various delicious things. There was also vanilla ice cream. The pastries are from a little shop somewhere in the East 90’s. I forget the name but can ask next time.

This past weekend was one of just two weekends I’ll have off during my yoga teacher training and I tried to enjoy it to the fullest. The only other weekend off is Thanksgiving and I have to go down to Miami to be in a wedding anyway. Then this week I jumped back into taking classes (we have to fulfill a certain number during the course of the training). And I have another exciting thing to share but I want to wait until it’s official.

Hope you all are having a lovely week so far. Sometimes I wish fall would last forever.

11 Replies to “{food} Sunday Dinner with Family”

  1. Me too Maggie. Every year, I think the same thing – wish fall was year-round. I just love everything about it, from the cool crisp air, to football, to the changing color of the leaves, to the smell. LOVE FALL.

    Also love family get-togethers. We took a quick trip to Chicago. It was actually for a funeral but really nice to see extended family. I wished we all lived closer to one another as I would love weekly family dinners.

    1. @Christina: Ahh that’s awesome!! If you need any pointers let me know πŸ™‚ Sorry for such a belated response. I’ve been going a little nuts lately I’ve been so busy!

  2. Oh wow. I love family feasts like these. I don’t get them often and it’s just the most lovely occasion ever. I can’t tear my eyes away from that amazing roasted snapper!

  3. As you know Fall does not hit San Jose until about December. I am going back for a visit to Canada in a couple days-I miss my family! I love rituals too, everything from making french press coffee each am to having Sunday dinners with people you love.

  4. Hey! Just found your site, and I really like it… can’t wait to look through it more. The main thing I was looking for info on is vegan meal bars, preferably high protein ones. Do you have any suggestions? Also, those desserts from an east 90s pastry shop look awfully familiar. I would wager they’re from Champignon btwn 96th and 97th on Mad πŸ™‚

    1. @Shira: YES!! They are from Champignon πŸ™‚

      As for vegan meal bars… I actually don’t know of any that are high protein. Most of the ones I eat (and I don’t eat them often) are fruit/nut bars. I mostly stay away from the granola-type bars. One brand of fruit/nut ones I like are Bella Bars. If I find any good protein-y ones I will certainly let you know πŸ™‚ (I’m not a vegan, or even vegetarian, so I get most of my protein from animal sources. Or beans!)

  5. MMMMM! that fish looks delicious!!! My boy lovesss cocktail sauce, so thanks for that recipe- though I think he has even tried making it on his own once, and that sounds like something similar.

    And I totally agree- Sunday family (or group) dinners are awesome. I was doing that almost every week with the Boy and his family, but lately I’ve been too busy!! I have missed 2 weeks in a row due to HW! πŸ™

    Happy Wednesday, Maggie!!!


  6. I couldn’t agree more with the importance of rituals and spending time with family. I don’t think we do it enough. I might have to look at starting something like that myself, especially now that I have a son. I want him to know how important it is to make time for those you love! Thanks for sharing.

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