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Old 10-25-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: IN
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Wow, this question brings back memories! Yes, nearly every Sunday we had a Roast Dinner at my Grandparents house. The only deviation from Roast would be Turkey for Thanksgiving, Ham for Christmas, and occasionally Steak in place of Roast. They were definitely not vegetarians.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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We have it many a Sunday, but then again im born and raised Irish. Here 10 years or so.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The A
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Sunday use to be pizza night at my place.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Yes, growing up we always had pot roast for Sunday lunch after church: roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans (or some other veggie), sometimes squash and broccoli, fresh biscuits and cornbread.

This was in Georgia. We are Baptist. So it's not so much a regional / religious thing as people think. I think it's an American thing. Think Norman Rockwell.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I did growing up, and I miss it oh so much!

Now I'm the father and my wife is essentially a vegetarian and Jewish, which means she doesn't eat anything I like except chicken, which I am forever thankful for! I always think of having a roast on Sundays: roast beef, pork roast, pot roast, whole chicken cut-up, etc, but alas....we make three different dinners for my wife, my daughter, and myself. Our youngest is 4 months and just drinks milk, so that's technically four different dinners.

*Edit: I'm German/Polish from the Midwest and we were raised primarily as Americans (3rd gen).
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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In a traditional pre 1960s family, it was very common, but now not so much.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I don't usually do roast but I do make a huge sunday dinner almost every week-my parents and whichever of my siblings and their kids come over and we make an evening out of it. Normally I'll do a ham and a turkey, occasionally a roasted pig(we're Polynesian) and on rare occasions a Roast.

I think I'll make a two for this sunday. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I've certainly had it before, but it wasn't such a formal event like the British have. Though the traditional American Thanksgiving isn't far off, is it?
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Yes, just about every Sunday either at home or grandparents. Sometimes instead of beef it was lamb.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Growing up in California almost every Sunday was BBQd steak dinner, I cannot remember my mother ever doing roast beef. My wife and I (and 3 kids before they grew up) would have roast beef maybe 3-4 times a year. Admittedly, mostly on Sundays. That has always been about the only day with that kind of time. We both worked during the week, we always had soccer or other kids sports/events on Saturdays.
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