Home for the Holidays #SundaySupper

Sunday Supper Hey there!  Are you ready for the Holidays?  Are you traveling or staying Home for the Holidays?  The last couple of years I have really simplified our Holidays.  It has become much more about enjoying each other.  At our home, Christmas Dinner is just a more elaborate Sunday Supper Around the Family Table.

Yesterday, we let my two younger ones skip school and the six of us headed to Busch Gardens for the day.  It was the perfect Florida day and we had a blast.  The park wasn’t busy at all so we got to ride first row on every roller coaster.  Can I just tell you that I close my eyes on roller coasters – so what difference does it make?  But truly it was all about the memories that were made.  The kids loved getting off the roller coaster and looking for my picture.  All you could see was the top of my head because my head was down and my eyes were closed so tight.

We had so much fun walking through Busch Gardens, that was beautifully decorated and checking out all the animals.  You don’t even want to know what the kangaroos were up to.  All I can tell you is we laughed until we cried.  Literally.

To me, that is was Christmas is all about – the freedom to be a kid again, the giggles and the uncontrollable laughs.

There is no better gift than spending time with family and friends and making memories.

This week’s Sunday Supper Event is all about family, heritage and traditions.    What are you family traditions?  Come share them with us this week during our #SundaySupper chat at 7 pm Eastern Time.  Our host, Beate from Galactopdx is excited bring you Home for the Holidays with these fabulous recipes:

Sunday Supper Recipes: 

– Orange Refrigerator Rolls by The Wimpy Vegetarian
– Eggs Benedict by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
– Holiday Cream Cheese Tea Ring by That Skinny Chick can Bake
– Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Appetizers & Snacks
– Chicken Liver Pate by Tora’s Real Food
– Bindaetteok {Mung Bean Pancakes}by Kimchi Mom
– Crab and Asparagus Soup by The Urban Mrs.

– Potato Salad {Schwaebischer Kartoffelsalat} by Galactopdx
– Italian Orange Salad by Shockingly Delicious
– Sweet Potato Casserole by Magnolia Days
– Carrots au gratin by Juanitas Cocina 

Main Dishes
– Char Siu Bao – Chinese Roast Pork Buns by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
– Savory Crepe Cake by Vintage Kitchen Notes 
– West Indian Curried Goat by The ROXX Box
– Pot Cheese and Potato Cheese Pierogies by Cupcakes and Kale chips
– Seafood Gumbo and Grilled Oysters: A Louisiana Christmas Tradition by the Catholic Foodie
– Mom’s Paella by What Smells So Good?
– Portuguese Chorizo Crown Pork Roast by Family Foodie
– Dorie’s Chicken in a Pot by Gotta Get Baked
– New Year’s Eve Buckwheat Noodles with Mochi by The Ninja Baker
– Crab Cakes for Christmas Eve by Daddy Knows Less 
– Mile High Lasagna by Cravings of a Lunatic 

– Pizzelles {Italian Wafer Cookies} by Chocolate Moosey 
– Fudge by Dinner Dishes and Desserts 
– Crescent Cookies by Cookistry
– Christmas Stollen by Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks 
– Pfeffernusse by The Foodie Army Wife
– Creme De Menthe Cake by I Run for Wine
– Panettone Bread Pudding by the Country Girl in the Village
– Spiced Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cake | A twist on a St. Louis Favorite by Daily Dish Recipes 
– Chocolate Gingerbread Layer Cake with Eggnog Cream Cheese by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends
– Jamaican Christmas Pudding by Lovely Pantry
– White Chocolate Cranberry Santa Cookies by Mooshu Jenne
– Christmas Tree Cookies by Damn Delicious 
– Old Fashioned Lady Fingers {Creamhorns} by The Meltaways
– Rose Milk Almond Falooda {Indian Dessert Drink} by Sue’s  Nutrition Buzz

– Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
– Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate with Southern Comfort WhippedCream by Mama Mommy Mom 

What does it mean for you to be Home for the Holidays?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 23rd.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper to talk about our Holiday Traditions.  We are so excited to have you join us.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite Holiday recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you Around the Family table this week!


  1. says

    Alsalutely love the pic of your kids ( assuming that is your family pic :) and so glad you chilled at Busch Garden. Looking forward to a relaxing holiday myself ! Great line up of recipes.

  2. Bea says

    What a fun picture. It sounds like you had a fantastic, fun day with the entire family!!! I am a chicken when it comes to roller coasters 😉

    I am very, very excited for this week’s #SundaySupper :)

  3. says

    Thanks for following This Life Abundant on Twitter! Christmas is the same at our house. We have everything from chicken enchiladas to burgers on the grill for the meal. It’s about the table + family time. Total joy.

  4. says

    Looks like joy is the centerpiece of your holidays, Isabel. Why not let the kids skip a day of school and revel in the spirit of the season? Allowing for adventures in food and in life adds that extra sparkle and zest. Thank you for the reminder and inspiration=)

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