Holiday Traditions Around the Family Table with Gallo Family Vineyards #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 6 comments

in Sunday Supper

This time of year, the Sunday Supper Movement seems to have even more meaning than usual and I am overcome with emotions thinking about our beginnings and how we have grown over the past two years.

To me, December is all about reflections, family and holiday traditions.

Just last night, I was once again reminded how important the family table is in our home. There is something so special when all the chairs around our kitchen table a filled.  My daughter is home from college for the holidays and she brought her boyfriend with her.  Our table was not only full with food, it was filled with love.  As I stepped away, I couldn’t help but smile as I listened to the laughs coming from the other room.  Our dinner menu was a common one for us, salmon, steak, smashed potatoes and salad. For some reason, it tasted extra delicious because all the seats around the family table were filled.

Just like the kitchen table in our home, the Sunday Supper Movement is full of not only recipes, but also traditions. We love welcoming new faces to our Sunday Supper family table. It is so hard for me to believe that many of the contributors in our group have been together for almost two years. When I look back and reminisce at over 100 #SundaySupper events that are now reaching an audience of over 2 million weekly followers — I am overwhelmed with emotion. The tradition of the Sunday Supper Movement has not only touched the lives of our contributors but those of our followers. It is music to my ears when I open an email and I see these words in print, “I want to say that knowing you has inspired me to step up my family cooking game even more – thank you!”

I am once again adding another leaf to our large table and welcoming Gallo Family Vineyards Around the Sunday Supper Family Table. The Gallo family has built their business around family and traditions. Since brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began to turn their dream into reality over 80 years ago, the roots of the Gallo family tree have extended deep into the Winery. Today their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren work in the Winery, carrying on the family tradition and values – a strong work ethic, a drive for perfection and a focus on quality.

The Gallo family still believes family ownership is the most effective way for the Winery to continue as a world leader in the wine industry. Today, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine. Just like the Sunday Supper Team, Gallo believes family is more than simply a group of relatives. It’s anyone you share a common bond with. And today, you don’t just have one family. You have many. Whether it’s your blood relatives, best girlfriends, your co-workers, or those you virtually break bread with. These are your other families. And it’s about time we celebrated them with their own family crest!

It is an honor to virtually break bread with Gallo Family Vineyards this Sunday Supper and to introduce you to our Sunday Supper Movement Family Crest. You can create your own Family Crest here.

#sundaysupper  family crest

Our contributors have had such a fun this week coming up with beautiful recipes around two of the Gallo Family Vineyards Wines, Moscato and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Not only did we have fun cooking with wine, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite Holiday Traditions and Recipes. Wait until you see some of these recipes — they are out of this world!

Sunday Supper Movement Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our#SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy! You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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Renee December 12, 2013 at 7:30 am

Such a wonderful event and wow at the recipes!! I can’t wait for the reveal of them on Sunday.

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Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

I’m so excited for this event. And I ADORE the Sunday Supper crest! :)

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The Wimpy Vegetarian December 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love, love, love our family crest!!!!! And I’m so excited about this event. I can’t wait to see what everyone did the Gallo Family Vineyard wines!!

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Bea December 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I am so excited and honored to participate in this event. I second that the SundaySupper family crest is just wonderful!!! Thank you, Isabel you are such an inspiration.

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Susan December 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Another delicious Sunday Supper coming our way and I need to get on designing my family crest!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings December 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I love the crest, its spot on! I’d love to add it to my site! These recipes look so inviting. I think I need to but another bottle of Moscato!

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