When Joe and I first started dating, we would go on long, late night walks together whenever the weather permitted. We continued the tradition into our married life and made it even more of a priority after we added Howie, our dog, to our family and needed to make sure he got out of the apartment for exercise and energy release.
At this current stage of our lives, late night walks aren't an option because we have two young children who are in bed by 8pm. We put our kiddos in the stroller, the dog on his leash and go on a walk after dinner most nights, but it's just not the same as going out on our own. There is something about the quiet and cool night air that makes our conversation flow freely and contributes to a deeper connection in our relationship.
Just a couple of months ago we discovered a solution to our obstacle...marriage.
I've always had dreams of enjoying a big breakfast together as a family every Saturday or Sunday morning. Waking up to the smell of pancakes and eggs on the weekend was one of my favorite parts of growing up. We also had hot cereal every Sunday morning because it was quick and kept us full through church meetings. Unfortunately, rotating church times and our Saturday work schedules over the years have prevented this from becoming a regular tradition in our little family. Every so often I'll cook something big on Sundays before church or randomly on a Saturday morning, but I'd love for breakfast to be a more regular occurrence in our family. Then a few weeks ago I saw someone mention that they have one night a week set aside to eat breakfast for dinner and I realized that was the answer to all of my problems!
Oven Cooked Ribs and Drop Rolls are the perfect combination for a Sunday evening or just a fun gathering with friends and family. We look forward to summer when we can enjoy the day grilling or smoking a rack or ribs out in the yard, but for the colder days, these ribs were pretty delicious too!
One of my favorite memories growing up was decorating sugar cookies with my siblings and taking them to friends and neighbors. It's something that I've been looking forward to doing with my kids for as long as I can remember. This activity was so fun, a great way to serve those around us and provided us with a few days worth of activities!