Sunday, January 28, 2007

Today's Random Moment of Beauty: Sunday Silver

Following an article in one of our favorite magazines, Catholic Faith and Family on the Sunday supper, we started redoubling our efforts to make Sunday, the Lord's Day, a special day. For years my distaste for plastic has led me to collect silver-plated serving trays as an unbreakable alternative to plastic ones. Tonight I pulled them out for a rather poor way-between-paychecks Sunday feast -- and they added something to pull the meal together. The meal was sausages stacked on a silver tray, leftover pasta, bread (the sandwich kind), butter, and as a treat for Mom that the rest of the family refused to touch -- shredded zuccini from my mother-in-law, fried in olive oil with onions. And homemade tomato sauce, and wine, and as a last touch, a can of olives poured into a silver bowl.

And it was a festive meal, after all.

Blessed art You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who favor Your people in the days set aside to Your honor...


Kristen Laurence said...

My goodness, what a wonderful idea! My silver sits in it's pretty chest and is only pulled out for guests. Why didn't I think of this before?? Sundays are a perfect day to bring out our finest! Thank you.

Your set table is beautiful!

Mary Poppins NOT said...

I like setting a cozy table with old platters and crock bowls. They are breakable, but thier are old and replaceable and I love using them. Only a few have been broken through the years. I also like to use old enamel ware. It isn't breakable and is cheap to replace.

I am an old fan, back from early C&T days. I am glad you are writing in this forum now.


regina doman said...

Thank you, ladies!

abigail said...

A meal edged by silver and candlelight. This is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing pieces of beauty, along with thoughtful posts on the theme. My brother passed along a link for your blog; I'm glad he did, and I look forward to future visits.

LeeAnn said...

Thanks, you inspired me to put some effort into Sunday dinner. We actually cleared all the crafts and toys off the dining table, laid out the good tablecloth and even had candles! I noticed that the nice setting encouraged us to linger a bit longer after dinner for some conversation. My eldest daughter asked me if she could blow the candles out. I said, "No! As long as they're lit, dinner doesn't seem over...and I don't have to get to the dishes quite yet." Pork chops, rice, carrots and an appetizer plate of cheese and apple slices (which is all our picky three-year-old would eat).