I grew up having roast any day of the week so the grandeur of a roast meal was something ordinary. Something be to expected rather than admired & savoured. The Sunday Roast seems to me an archaic oddity. That being said, I would like to reinstate this tradition. And here’s why…
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest and recuperation. A day to reflect on the week gone by and plan for the week to follow. It is also the one day of the week that the family is likely to spend together and what better way to appreciate this than to sit down at the table as a family and appreciate a proper meal.
I think that part of creating a strong family involves tradition. Traditions build themes & reinforce family values. The saturday morning trip to the markets is about more than buying food for the next week. It is also about buying cheap, fresh, local produce because we care about our nutrition & saving money. Sending Christmas cards each year is a chance to keep in touch with family & friends and renewing those ties. Those cards say we value family & friendships. Australia Day BBQs aren’t just about the Triple J countdown and seeing friends, it’s also about celebrating how lucky we are to live in such a unique country. It’s saying, we’re proud to be Australian.
And so I would like to reinstate the Sunday Roast as a way to reflect on the past week. To celebrate the wins and commiserate on the losses. Together, as a family.