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Sunday dinner!!!

  1. smokenchic profile image60
    smokenchicposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      we do not always have big family Sunday dinners but we do have a rule that the family eats together on Sundays...

      1. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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 big_smile

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          mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that's is where the sharing comes in an you put potatoes on the kids nose smile

  2. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I'm starving. I wasn't. But I am now. I love a Sunday roast and haven't had one since forever sad

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry frog "frowning"

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I agree Sunday is a special meal something that Leo and I love. Usually we eat in front of the television watching 60 minutes.


    Saturday night is for trying new recipes.

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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

    2. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Saturday night is for trying new recipes." - ahem! Do you mean you spice up your saturdays or just your meals? yikes

      1. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        maybe both big_smile

  4. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    lol Don't be sorry. You didn't put my ass on a plane to Lisbon. I blame my husband. You should too smile

    I love a good dinner, always have. Big veggie fan for one and I make fantastic yorkshire puddings - if I have a great oven. Something else we can blame my husband for. He's got mine big_smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't mean to sound stupid, but what is Yorkshire pudding? I just realize I have no idea even though I've always heard of it.

      1. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think it is a bread type pudding that u bake it a custard type dish and it puffs up when baked and it is made with beef broth I think. But I could be wrong...lol. I usually am...lol

      2. frogdropping profile image87
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You haven't lived girls!

        Nelle - you know batter, for pancakes? The milk/eggs/plain flour and salt version? It's that - but done in an oven rather than a skillet. And bloody delicious with roast beek, chicken, lamb, pork etc.

        I'll go grab a recipe and method ... there is a bit of a knack to them big_smile

      3. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The closest thing I can think of to a Yorkshire pudding that we would know is a popover. Matter of fact, I don't think there's much diff at all.

  5. smokenchic profile image60
    smokenchicposted 7 years ago

    What do ya do in Lisbon? Where is it?

  6. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I live and work here. And it's in Portugal. West coast. Nice place. Full of portuguese folks - and not a sunday roast or bacon butty as far as the eye can see (from a plane).

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/1322876_f260.jpg
    My son, overlooking downtown Lisbon in July smile

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Looks beautiful. I love seeing other places, and meeting new faces.

  7. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Ingredients:

    290 ml milk (give or take)
    115 g all-purpose flour
    1 pinch salt
    3 eggs (I like to add an extra one)
    1 tablespoon olive oil

    Directions

    1 Mix all the ingredients, except the oil, to make a batter using an electric mixer.

    2 Let it rest for 15 - 20 minutes - in the fridge to cool it.

    3 Preheat oven at 450°F.

    4 Preheat a muffin tray and pour in a teaspoon of oil. Wait until the oil is almost on fire ... honest, it's got to be smoking!

    5 Divide the batter into the tray - only fill each muffin hole half-way. If you've batter left over, it doesn't matter.

    6 Cook for up to 20 minutes at 450°F - keep an eye on them, turning once only if need be. They need to climb from the pan and be browned and crispy.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1buMmkYUM4Q/SZl2ZWNUg_I/AAAAAAAAAOI/eEkHy8i4NZU/s400/IMG_3276
    You are aiming for the above.

    Eat! big_smile

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And who is the one complaining that they are hungry...lol. That looks delicious. I have always wanted to try make these, but am to afraid they will flop...lol.

    2. Beth100 profile image83
      Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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!  smile

      1. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        darn!! I want to be where your at, I am throwing a tantrum as I type this...lol.  That is a huge Sunday dinner.

        1. Beth100 profile image83
          Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Come on by Smokenchic!  There's plenty for all.... if you're in the States, just head up north past the 49th parallel!  smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Will have to definitely give those a try. I think the next time a make a pot roast. Thank you for recipe.

    And the pictures of Portugal look so wonderful....somehow I expected your son... to be greener.

    1. frogdropping profile image87
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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 big_smile

      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.

      1. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        frog when u began the next paragraph, and said they where easy to make, I thought u were still talking about your children...lol

        1. frogdropping profile image87
          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They were easy to make. My kids that is wink

  9. torimari profile image80
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    No, but it would be nice.

    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.

    That pudding looks delicious btw.

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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

      1. torimari profile image80
        torimariposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Haha, don't worry, though I eat an occasional Boca burger, I am not a fan of tofu or soy products either.

        Ewww.

  10. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.  smile  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.   smile

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.   smile  When the subject comes up we feel like a couple of horrible "ingrates".  lol

  11. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    You can't beat a good sunday roast, with all the trimmings and the gravy has to be just right, no lumps, not too watery...just right.

    I prefer a roast chicken, but then a good chunk of roast beef or pork sounds quite nice too.

    "I just want to eat" as Van Damme said in Universal Soldier!

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love roasted chicken. my favorite. And I like Van Damme movies

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    It's been such a long time since I had a Sunday roast beef. My mother used to make wonderful Sunday dinners with roast, gravy, sometimes with Yorkshire pudding, etc.

    I've made it once myself when I had friends over for dinner. I can't seem to make a decent gravy no matter how many recipes I follow.

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      UW do u use flour or cornstarch to make your gravy?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've tried both smile

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
          EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I haven't eaten breakfast yet shhhhhhh! no food talk! lmao

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Haven't you had enough seafood?

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol NO! because I can't imagine that well where i can pretend to eat and get full. sadly I have not conquered that one

  14. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Two separate threads of feasting and your still hungry????  lmfo

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    what is for desert?

    1. Beth100 profile image83
      Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      for the prime rib, it's freshly baked apple pie a la mode

      for the seafood....maybe a lime/lemon sorbet followed by lemon merangue pie.  smile

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        mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        now we are talking...add key lime pie and peanut butter pie and I am in the car on the way smile

        1. Beth100 profile image83
          Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, so close.  I almost chose keylime over lemon merangue.  Hey, why don't you bring those...  mmmmm  smile

          1. Lisa HW profile image82
            Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            A confession:  I've never had key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, or peanut butter pie.   hmm  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.   lol

  16. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    We do the Sunday dinners, but generally not in the summer time.  I've never been able to cook a roast like my mom did, they were always so tender & had wonderful flavor.  Her gravy was amazing too. 

    Wednesday, I'm making a two homemade chicken pot pies. My daughter is gracing us with her presence smile smile big_smile big_smile  She wants me to make an extra one to share at the dorm.

    The Yorkshire pudding looks a lot like my pop-overs.

  17. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    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.

  18. maven101 profile image80
    maven101posted 7 years ago

    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...

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't Kaloske (i don't think I spelled it right) cabbage and noodles Irish? I can't remember but I know it is good. That sounds nice Larry, getting together with all them people.

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        maven101posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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:


        Ingredients

            * 4 ounces egg noodles
            * 1/2 pound bacon, chopped
            * 1 medium onion, chopped
            * 10 cups cabbage, shredded
            * Salt
            * Black pepper, coarse ground

        Preparation

        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 !!!

        1. smokenchic profile image60
          smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Deff going to make it thanks Larry!!

  19. Simply Redd profile image81
    Simply Reddposted 7 years ago

    For me and my hubby it's usually a big Sunday breakfast. Hash browns, pancakes or toast, bacon, eggs and lots of coffee. Yum!

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love a big breakfast!!! my stomach is growling, and I just ate a big meal at noon...lol

  20. smokenchic profile image60
    smokenchicposted 7 years ago

    I just had a slice of apple cake. moist and scrumptious. I love fall, I do believe it is my favorite season. Though again when winter is at its coldest, then spring comes to mind...lol

  21. Aqua profile image79
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Dang - you guys are making me hungry. Good thing hubby's in the kitchen making us a late brunch smile

  22. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    That makes two of us!!! 

    I'm off to make some skillet buttered shrimp and noodles...  smile

  23. flread45 profile image82
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    Do you realize,that recipe goes with barbequed pork spare ribs!!!smile

    1. smokenchic profile image60
      smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, flread, spare ribs smothered in bbq sauce sounds mighty tasty right now and it is only 746 am....lol

 
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