Growing up, my family (or Framily: friends that are soul family) had a long-standing tradition of Sunday dinners.
I remember we would go to church in the morning and then late afternoon or early evening we would gather around the kitchen with great anticipation growing stronger and stronger for the big feast!
We knew…never to make plans with friends on that holy day unless they were joining us for that special event.
And it wasn’t hard, for as soon as you would walk into our home you would be hit with fabulous aromas that would just lift the spirit.
The table was set with "the good china," the "good tablecloth," the "good silverware." And the meal was delicious.
In the past, every family has had its own Sunday dinner traditions: fried chicken, pot roast, plates of pasta, etc.
Sunday dinner was usually the time when you could count on your ethnicity showing up on a plate.
There is nothing like being around the table sharing soul food and soul conversations with those you love.
And better yet, there is nothing like keeping the memory alive for the next generation.
So what’s for Sunday dinner?
Cathy graduated from Unity Ministerial School in 1983 and went on to get 2 Master’s degrees. One master’s degree in Theology and the other in Spiritual Psychology.
After her 36 years of being in the ministry, Cathy has taken on a new endeavor. An endeavor in which her encouraging family applauds loudly! She has a passion to bring back the tradition of Sunday Family Dinners. Through her obsession with cooking healthy meals, she has been hosting meals for friends and family just about every week. A sweet time of gathering, catching up and supporting each other.
Presently she lives west of the moon and east of the sea in a little Shangri-La town called Ojai with her husband Steve and their little white dogs Pippa and Frankie. Together with their fondness for healthy cooking, storytelling and Sunday dinners with “framily”, Cathy and Steve love to travel and explore this marvelous planet we call home.
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