25 Things Before 25: Number 21 Recipes

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Family Dinners

For years, my parents would host Family Dinner on Sunday nights. My five siblings and I all tried to get work off for it so we could get as many of us together as possible to catch up on life. Into adulthood, we have all stayed so close despite that fact that none of us live in the same town anymore. I definitely credit my parents clever “Blue Bloods” style Sunday dinners for the wonderful relationships the six of us have.

What’s for dinner?

In my huge family, we all have our go-to meals that we like to cook and everyone really enjoys. My dad is a grill master, my brother Chris makes amazing jambalaya, my mom creates amazing hot dishes, and the rest of us kind of wing it. Or at least I do! I love creating new dishes that become a family favorite (like my stuffed pesto chicken and pasta with homemade white sauce in the picture).

Trying New Things

Usually there would be requests for someones something, but I always tried to switch it up and try a new recipe. That is kind of where this idea of adding this to the challenge entered. I haven’t brought out my creative cooking skills since we stopped doing family dinners when everyone moved away. SO, in the effort of trying new things, I am trying new recipes!

If anyone has a recipe I should try or tips on creating new, please let me know in the comments!


Sonja Hoff

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. awood09 says:

    That is so fun! I definitely would want that to be a tradition of my future family someday. Plus that meal looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sonja Hoff says:

      I think it is so fun to have a long-standing tradition!


  2. LOVE the idea of hosting weekly family dinners! I wish my family lived closer so I could do the same!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sonja Hoff says:

      Maybe a tradition you’ll start with your future family!


  3. Family dinners are always so much fun, when ours does not really do them much anymore the memories we created will last a lifetime.

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    1. Sonja Hoff says:

      Yes! It is one of my fondest memories!


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