Sunday dinners, low cost meals, home management, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
In many families the Sunday meals are practically the only ones which all members of the family can eat together leisurely. Eating together should stimulate sociability among family members as well as among other groups. Sociability is influenced by the atmosphere and service of the meal and of ten determines the table manners as well as helping good digestion. A simple, attractively-set table and well prepared food in orderly and pleasant surroundings are conducive to leisurely eating, good manners and satisfying sociability. Table manners are an index to an individual's and family's refinement. The knowledge and practice of good table etiquette give self-expression, self-confidence, charm and poise. The Sunday meals can be made to provide the opportunity for boys and girls to become well-grounded in table etiquette, dining room service, group sociability and group responsibility. (See more in text.)
Dolve, Mary A., "Managing Low Cost Sunday Dinners" (1933). SDSU Extension Circulars. 328.