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.
we do not always have big family Sunday dinners but we do have a rule that the family eats together on Sundays...
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'm starving. I wasn't. But I am now. I love a Sunday roast and haven't had one since forever
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.
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
"Saturday night is for trying new recipes." - ahem! Do you mean you spice up your saturdays or just your meals?
lol Don't be sorry. You didn't put my ass on a plane to Lisbon. I blame my husband. You should too
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).
My son, overlooking downtown Lisbon in July
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
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.
You are aiming for the above.
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.
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!
darn!! I want to be where your at, I am throwing a tantrum as I type this...lol. That is a huge Sunday dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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!
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.
UW do u use flour or cornstarch to make your gravy?
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.
Two separate threads of feasting and your still hungry???? lmfo
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.
now we are talking...add key lime pie and peanut butter pie and I am in the car on the way
Oh, so close. I almost chose keylime over lemon merangue. Hey, why don't you bring those... mmmmm
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.
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 She wants me to make an extra one to share at the dorm.
The Yorkshire pudding looks a lot like my pop-overs.
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...
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.
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
* 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 !!!
For me and my hubby it's usually a big Sunday breakfast. Hash browns, pancakes or toast, bacon, eggs and lots of coffee. Yum!
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
Dang - you guys are making me hungry. Good thing hubby's in the kitchen making us a late brunch
That makes two of us!!!
I'm off to make some skillet buttered shrimp and noodles...
Do you realize,that recipe goes with barbequed pork spare ribs!!!
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