Family Fun Month: Sunday Dinners

With school fast approaching, either virtual or in-session, daily homework, work, and other commitments will quickly fill your schedule. Did you know August is Family Fun Month? Celebrating the small moments is essential for you and your family. One way to celebrate Family Fun Month is hosting Sunday dinners.

Hosting Sunday Dinners

Keep in mind, when you start planning, there is no right or wrong way to host a Sunday dinner for Family Fun Month. If you need a little inspiration, check out the following ideas.

  • Traditional Meal: Cook a full course meal. For example, turkey or ham with baked potatoes, vegetables, a side salad, and apple pie is a great traditional dinner.
  • BBQ: With the weather being beautiful, starting up the barbecue grill is a wonderful way to celebrate Family Fun Month.
  • Picnic: Make sandwiches, snacks, and other treats and go on a picnic. Get outdoors. Numerous state and local parks have picnic areas. Or pack a blanket, sit on the ground, and enjoy your meal under the open sky.
  • Try Something New: Use Sunday dinners as a way to explore new cultures. Research recipes from different cultures around the world. Pinterest is a great resource. Try something new. Who knows, the new recipe may quickly turn into a family favorite.
  • Cook Together: Even a simple meal can turn into a learning experience. Cook together as a family. Share stories and enjoy them.
  • Order Take Out: If you don’t feel like cooking, order take out. Yes, when you are all together, pizza counts as a family meal.

Family Fun Month is a great time to celebrate with Sunday dinners. Enjoy your time with your family. Small celebrations quickly turn into long-lasting memories for you and your family.

National Sugar Cookie Day

Did you know today, July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day? What is the best way to celebrate Sugar Cookie Day? Make cookies. Sugar cookies are often a holiday treat, especially around Christmas. But with everyone staying close to home these days, making a batch of sugar cookies is a great afternoon activity.

Dating back to the mid-1700s, the sugar cookie was a creation of German Protestant settlers in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. First known as the Nazareth Cookie, the original was crumbly, buttery, and round. Today, bakers take great pride in creating masterpiece designs out of sugar cookie dough.

If you don’t have a personal sugar cookie recipe, check out Pinterest, the wonderful go-to site. Basically, sugar cookies consist of common pantry ingredients including sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, butter, and baking powder. Decorating and designing sugar cookies are the best part.

Take a moment, enjoy National Sugar Cookie Day. The tasty treat can easily be part of a family fun night. Board games anyone?



(2020). National Sugar Cookie Day.

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