Sunday Dinner - You're invited

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MissPrissy, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Sunday dinner, served within the hour of returning from church, has been a tradition I have carried with me from early childhood. My mother and my grandmother made an affair out of sunday dinner. It was a big meal with all the extras.

    Often there were others who joined us for dinner and brought along other dishes to share.

    Those were long afternoons when have guests was exciting to us children and the days played out at the whims of us children - tree climbing, hopscotch, even the trampoline.

    Let's have a sunday dinner on the grounds. Everyone is invited.

    I am bringing -

    Roast chicken (baked in a clay baker)
    Fresh beets - both the roots and the tops prepared in 2 dishes
    Glazed fresh carrots
    Roasted potatoes with onions, garlic and rosemary
    Fresh baked rolls (from Katie's recipe I tweaked for dinner rolls)
    Iced Tea (and/or other beverages)

    I will reserve the beet juice (and any beet slices left over) and make pickled eggs from JoeBryant's Pink Pickled Egg recipe.

    The chicken carcass and any leftover carrots and potatoes will go into a stew pot for another meal.

    What will you add to the groaning table?

    I'll be adding a couple recipes later when I can type them out.
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'll bring the Antipasto (Big salad with lots of goodies) [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Don't forget those little marinated mozzarella cheese balls and olives please.
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Green bean casserole with extra mushrooms and a glazed lemon poppyseed bundt cake... [​IMG]

    (Now I'm really hungry!!)
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I guess I am boring.

    I fix almost the same thing every week.... (In fact it's time I roll out of bed and get the rolls out on baking sheets to rise and the roasting pan in the oven.... I always peel potatoes and carrots on Saturday night so its easy Sunday morning)

    Roast beef
    Mashed potatoes
    Green Peas.. (are there any other color?)
    Texas dinner rolls w/ butter & honey

    Ice cream and chocolate cake for desert today.

    With all of the little roos in my brooder in about 3 months my family will get a surprise for Sunday dinner. We'll see how it goes.
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'm drooling already- not just for the food, but also the lovely atmosphere of Sunday dinner.

    I'll be delighted to bring my fancy deviled eggs, and strawberry shortcake! (SC strawberries just coming in!)
  7. I'll add a pan of homemade baked mac and cheese - for the kids [​IMG]
    Oh and pie, hmmmm blueberry.
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Homemade angel food cake with fresh strawberries and real cream!
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:Sunday roast beef with gravy was always a favorite! We would eat cold roast beef sandwiches for supper after evening services and before bedtime.

    My grandma would rotate the sunday menus - Roastbeef and gravy, fried chicken, hash and rice, hen or capon and dressing and ham. We never knew for sure until she started cooking what the main dish would be but it was always one of the above. Very rarely did she surprise us with something different.
  10. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    I'm bringing a home made jar of strawberry jelly for you to enjoy later! Thanks for the invitation, I have to hurry to be there on time!!

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