Thursday, April 7, 2011

Family Traditions

 Except for celebrating the major holidays, we never had any special family traditions.  But about 2 years ago we decided to make a change.  It wasn't meant to become a tradition it just happened.  We loved celebrating our Friday nights with the kids.  We had home made pizzas and watched movies until the wee hours of Saturday.  My husband and I soon got tired of eating pizza every week, so one Friday I decided to make Chinese Fried Rice instead.  I also had some left over frozen dumplings in the freezer so I made those too.  Everyone loved the change.  My daughter Alyssa said, "Why don't we do this every week and pick a different country." Jessica added, "Let's do every country!"  Yikes this was quickly getting out of hand.  How many countries are there any way? I wondered.  It had already been decided though, and our family's Foreign Food Festival Friday tradition had begun.  So far we have experienced the cuisines of 52 out of the 196 countries in the world.  We plan to continue our journey until we have tasted them all.  This week we are planning to explore the flavors of Bangladesh.  Join our party by visiting

Other fun traditions we recently invented:
Indoor family camp outs where we all sleep on the floor
Family reading time
Saturday morning breakfast out

What fun traditions does your family have?


p.s. Welcome to all my new followers.  Thanks for all of the great comments!


  1. I love the idea of creating a family tradition. I love even more the idea of eating your way round the world. I'll go to your other blog now and investigate how to cook Bangladesh style.
    Thanks for the follow. This A to Z is great, isn't it.

  2. That's a fantastic tradition! What a great way to get the family to try new things.

  3. Thanks for the comments. This challenge has been a wonderful way to meet so many of you great bloggy friends. :)