Monday, May 19, 2008


I just found out you're supposed to cook ROAST on Sunday...





I cook Sunday dinner every week. It's an open invitation for the fam. The girls both have in-laws in town so sometimes they're here, sometimes not. Matt and Ashley almost always come. So Jenn mentioned during the week they'd be here for dinner on Sunday. I didn't have the menu planned yet so I said, "Do you have any requests?" She said, "Yes. Roast." No problem, I can do that. Then she says, "Can you cook it in a crock pot?" "No, not happening."
So, for Jordan, who thought he was getting gypt out of Sunday dinner if they came over and I was making tacos, we had roast this week. I even busted out the homemade rolls.
I'm telling Ashley all this while we get things ready for the table and she asks me, "Do you even own a crock pot?" "Yes. How else do you keep marinara or alfredo sauce warm for a ward dinner?" She laughed. But then she told me her mom always fixes roast on Sundays.
Ummm, when I was baptised, they failed to mention that Sunday roast obligation. Man, I'm always getting things messed up.
I've thought about it a little bit. If I only fix roast on Sundays, then Drew, Charlie, Hallie, and Doe Grandchildren IV-XX will think I only know how to cook roast. Sometimes I think steak and baked potatoes is good, or tacos, or meatloaf, or chicken cordon blue. Sometimes I'm just exausted from the week and it's speghetti. The intention is to provide family time and a meal that the girls dodn't have to cook or clean up.
So this week, roast it was. An official Mormon Sunday Meal. (wait, I didn't make jello...maybe not so official) Next week - no promises.
I love our family!

5 comments:

Kara said...

There are certain meals that I think of when it comes to "sunday dinner" or any "special occasion that falls on sunday" dinner and roast is usually number 1 on that list. My Grandma would make it all the time and it was so good! Although, she didn't use the crockpot, nor my Mom and neither do I. It's still absolutely delicious.
P.S. Rebekah, Jenn and Ashley better get cracking if you really want those XX grandchildren.

KimMarx said...

No pressures in numbers necessary. I just wanted to be able to include how many ever might be on their way - #19 & 20 might feel bad if I didn't plan for them. You know how in legal pleadings they through out a big number for the doe's so they can add whomever to the lawsuit later. So let them come, how many ever there are. But roast dinner for 20 kids plus parents is a lot of money...

Ashley & Matt Marx said...

Roast is nice but I love all the other things you make to. It is so nice to not have to worry about what to make or clean it up for Sunday dinner.

Andrew & Heidi said...

Hey, just make your family dinners potluck and have you kids cook for you!
I think most Mormon women has that notion that Sunday dinners need to be this big production. I know the first few years of our marriage I was making big dinners for our little family every Sunday because I thought that's what you were supposed to do. Now it seems our Sunday dinners are the least glamorous of the week!
But I'm one of those people that make pot roast in the crockpot and it's super easy and a delicious recipe if you ever want it - Andrew's mother taught it to me.

Manders & Taylor said...

Dude!! I'm so coming over for Cordon Bleu!! Let me know when ;) I've really been thinking I need to get a set time down to come see you, I just need to figure out when the best time financially would be.