Do You Have a Weekly Dinner Tradition?

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Today is Thursday – does that mean it’s pizza night in your house? Maybe taco night? Many of us grew up expecting a certain meal on a certain night of the week, and it’s not just a thing of the past. Whether it’s the same meal or even the same group gathered to eat it, do you have a weekly dinner tradition?

These weekly rituals are often planned around fun meals, giving everyone involved a little something special to look forward to during the day. Pizza and taco nights are the ones we hear about the most. Especially in the middle of a work week, the promise of a dinner that’s fun and familiar can give you a boost.

We’ve also heard of people having salad for dinner every Monday as a way to detox from heavy eating over the weekend and start the week off with something light and healthy. It would certainly inspire us to try a lot of new salad combinations and recipes.

But these traditions don’t necessarily have to do with the food itself. Maybe you get together with the same group of friends for dinner once a week, or head to a family dinner every Sunday.

Whatever the weekly routine, these nights can be serious business. They were even the subject of a piece from The Onion entitled “Son, You’ve Made a Mockery of Taco Night.” If you’ve ever argued over hard shells vs. soft or encountered with the dreaded sour cream hog, you’ll probably enjoy it.

Do you have any weekly dinner traditions? Tell us about it in the comments.

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