For many years now, Sunday dinner (and in the Midwest, dinner on Sunday means the midday meal, not at night-which we would call supper!) is the meal where I might try something new or special. Today, I will bake some rather large chicken breasts (size of Rodan!), that have been marinating for 12 hrs(red wine vinegar,olive oil,garlic,onion,salt,red pepper, oregano, basil, marjoram, and a bit of orange juice). A little bacon draped over these monsters should baste them well as they cook. Gnocchi! The potato-grain little dumpling thing from Italy will be the side. I am inventing a chicken gravy/ alfredo cheese sauce that should work nicely with the chix and the side! Fresh Italian round loaf bread, and a choc/walnut brownie from scratch should take care of any missing hunger points.
One day a week, do not eat out(Fast food or otherwise!) Fix something from "scratch" for the people you care about-and spend some time talking(not arguing!)about life over the meal. America has lost something to convenience- let's take it back!