Friday, May 21, 2010
One of our family traditions is to have a Sabbath Supper each week. We do it in our own way and on our own chosen day.
Late on Sunday afternoons, bread can be smelled baking. Some other kind of one pot meal is cooking either on the stove top or in the crock pot. And, a yummy dessert is either already made and ready, baking, or fresh out of the oven. Grapes are washed and grape juice is chilled.
There are several things about our Sabbath Suppers that are usually always present. Grapes, grape juice, fresh baked bread, brie cheese and crackers, flickering candles, instrumental hymns playing, dimmed lights, cloth tablecloth, cloth napkins, and special dishes. Oh, and there's always dessert!
Sabbath Suppers began after I read The Family Meal Table and Hospitality by Nancy Campbell. That book had some great insights, and was the inspiration for our Sunday night suppers. The table is special on Sunday nights, along with the lighting and the food. The supper is longer than usual, too.
Sabbath Suppers are a time that our family looks forward to each week. Maybe it's something that you'd like to consider doing, too.
Yes, I know that Sunday is not the Sabbath, but this is what works for our family. It's the attitude of worship that's important.