Is it just my family, that cooks a big meal (always with mash potatoes and gravy every Sunday) on Sundays and eats at noon time. Does anyone else have or cook a huge meal on Sundays? I wonder why. My mom says it just the way it has always been. On Saturdays we just grab a sandwich, and maybe some soup....lol during the week we just have regular meals, like vegetable, meat and bread.
that's a nice rule. I think it is good to sit with your kids, at dinner time and just have free talk, and laughter. Although it ain't to fun when u take a bite on mashed potatoes and one of the kids say one of their darn est kid jokes and u breath potatoes up your nose and out from laughing so hard...lol
I usually eat right here in front of the puter screen...lol or tv. When I cook, everyone laughs because my recipes never come out tasting quite the same as the first time I created it. My moms meatloaf tastes the same every time, my meatloaf well lets just say, it isn't normal. I think I grew up with to much of what I would consider to normal...lol. So my cooking pays for my rebellious ways...lol
Yummy! I haven't made these in a life time (or two!). Looks like dinner tonight is going to be scrumptous:
1. Oven roasted prime rib 2. Baked tomatoes with parmesan and bread crumb 3. Pan gravy 4. Roasted sweet potatos, white potates, carrots 5. Steamed broccoli 6. Froggy's Yorkshire pudding 7. Fruit smoothies 8. Freshly baked apple pie 9. a la mode (vanilla, of course) 10. Ice cold water
Sunday dinner is always served at 14:30 with a follow up snack at 19:30. Feast away everyone!
lol He considers me part mom, part friend, part affliction. He's adored half to death and I drive him nuts. I have a couple more where he came from. I stocked up on mini-me's
And they're easy to make, the yorkshires. It's just a knack. The batter is better off being quite thin. If it's too thick, add a little cold water right before you use the batter. It is sits too thick in the bottom of the pan, they end up doughy and don't rise properly.
I'm a vegetarian, therefore cook a lot. Everyone is scared to take a bite of something thinking I have all this weird, health food when it is purely vegetables. Hehe.
I even offer to make them a decent chicken meal, but alas, my family usually ends at fast food places on Sundays without me. I guess they are scared that I magically found the way to make icky tofu LOOK like chicken and its a trick.
Thats funny, I use to eat vegetarian meals, tofu and all. But I did not like the tofu. I don't care how u slice it or dice it, no one is going to convince me it can tatse like steak..lol. no offense intended. I had a friend tell me u got to try these tofu scrambled eggs, they really taste like the real thing, right. Not, I felt like I was eating, those peanuts ya get in your packages from amazon. But all the rest of the vegetarian cooking I enjoyed. As for family being afraid to eat my vegetarian meals, hell their afraid to eat my normal meals...lol
I grew up with Sunday dinners, and as a kid I wasn't thrilled with them, because I didn't care about food and didn't like eating with my "Sunday dress" on (those nylons, stick-out, numbers you see in pictures from the 60's). Looking back, it was really, really, nice that we had those dinners each Sunday. Sunday dinners were in the dining room. Other nights dinner was at the kitchen table. What I remember most of those dinners was my father eating in a suit (unlike the rest of the week).
When my own kids were little our "thing" was to go out to eat (somewhere nice-ish) on Sunday. None of us are "big on meat", so there was none of that cooking big hunks of meat in a pressure cooker (etc). Our Sundays were "for family together" - minus the big meat meal. I feel kind of bad my kids didn't get the "Mom-cooked Sunday dinner", but we had our own version of making Sunday different from the rest of the week. So, if your family still does the Sunday-dinner thing, if you're not the last you're probably still relatively rare.
Lisa I think it is cool to make your own thing on any day with your children. They will come to truly remember your uniqueness, and different ways. Breaking out of the mold per say. Don't feel bad. When I was with my husband, we did our own thing too. And I was the same way when it came to food when I was young. Just throw me a bowl of mac and cheese or a salad and I was set to go...lol. I hated meat when I was younger!
My sister and I laugh about how much we hated having to sit down at Sunday dinner and having to leave on those nylon dresses - because today we're grown up to know how nice a thing it was. When the subject comes up we feel like a couple of horrible "ingrates".
If you haven't already tried it, this might help: mix the cornstarch with enough cold water to make a paste, then take the meat juice off the heat and add the cornstarch paste. Stir really well before you put the pan back on the heat and keep stirring until the mixture thickens. Add salt, soy sauce and/or Marmite to taste.
A confession: I've never had key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, or peanut butter pie. I've never heard of peanut butter pie; and when it comes to the others I have a "six-year-old's food mentality" - I won't try key lime pie because of the color, and I've never tried lemon meringue because meringue kind of looks like toasted whipped cream, but I know it wouldn't taste like it.
There is a difference between popovers and Yorkshire pudding. Technically, Yorkshire pudding uses the pan drippings from a roast instead of oil or butter. The popover uses butter or oil instead of the pan drippings. Also, Yorkshire pudding is not normally baked in a muffin tin. Oh, one more thing -- Yorkshire pudding is British, popovers are American.
We take turns sharing Sunday dinners with our three wonderful neighbors, usually about 20 people including kids...What makes it really fun and interesting is that one of our neighbors is from Korea, and another is from Mexico...We always try to surprise each other with something indigenous to our heritage...Mine is Irish and Portuguese, and another neighbor is Eastern European...
Actually, its Polish, known as Kaluski...my East European neighbor has made this delicious meal for us...The Irish do have a version of the cabbage and noodles recipe...This is from my Grandmother's little black recipe book, enjoy:
* 4 ounces egg noodles * 1/2 pound bacon, chopped * 1 medium onion, chopped * 10 cups cabbage, shredded * Salt * Black pepper, coarse ground
Cook egg noodles in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain, set aside. Sauté bacon in a skillet and set aside. In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add the onion and sauté until tender. Add cabbage and sauté until warmed through. Now add the bacon and noodles, tossing to heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
Easy to make...takes about 25 minutes...tastes incredible !!!
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