Sundays are Perfect for Cooking

Bolognese that simmered for a good chunk of a Sunday

Saturdays are the errand/fun day. The mornings are spent at the grocery store while late mornings and the afternoon are filled with fun activities. But Sundays? Sundays are perfect for cooking.

Sundays are intended to be lazy, stay at home days. No errands, minimal chores (preferably none), and hanging around home in comfy clothes. It makes for a lovely day for long cooking projects and it’s my absolute favorite day for cooking. The day is your oyster. Options for your Sunday meals are endless. How do you choose? Here are some of my Sunday favorites.

Pasta Dishes

Slow simmering sauces and pasta dishes are not only scrumptious, but they’ll also make your home smell absolutely amazing as they simmer away on the stove for hours. Couple your sauce with homemade pastas such as lasagna, linguine, spaghetti, or gnocchi and you’ll find yourself with an irresistible meal.

Smoked Meats

Smoked meats are a fun, all day cooking project. You wake up at the crack of dawn to fire up the smoker. Or, if you’re like me, you like to cheat more often than not and sous vide your meats before throwing on the smoker for just a few hours to get that smoky flavor and pink smoke ring. Pork butts and brisket are perfect for Sundays because you’ll have plenty leftover for the start of the week for tacos or sandwiches. Not to mention, smoked burgers. If you haven’t tried one, I highly recommend it.

Sunday Brunch

You can’t go wrong with a Sunday brunch. I absolutely love making french toast (or french toast casserole) served with bacon and fresh berries. Omelets stuffed with cheese, spinach, and other veggies are another fantastic brunch idea. One perk about making omelets is that you can use whatever veggies or meats you have on hand. Sunday brunches are a favorite around here during football season. Add in Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas to make it the perfect way to kickoff football.

Needless to say, I have my staples for Sunday cooking. Even though I typically steer toward my favorites, it never dampens my joy for Sunday cooking. It’s relaxing and soothing when you’re not quite ready to face the week to come.

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