A Good Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner
Oct. 31, 2010 5:36 am
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 6:19 pm
As many of you know, I had pneumonia and it really knocked me for a loop! I was down for almost an entire week, and then another week of not feeling so good, but well enough to go to work. Yesterday was honestly the first day that I managed to do all
my Saturday chores, cook dinner and stay up past 9:30 pm. I think I'm back to normal; well as normal as I can be.
So, I stood looking at my coffee pot that didn't make my coffee this morning. That's a whole other story, just suffice it to say I only got about a cup of coffee and the rest of the water is gone. Don't know where it went. Anyways, as I looked at the coffee
pot I realized I felt really good and I also realized we hadn't had a good old-fashioned Sunday dinner in a very long time - three weeks at least, maybe longer. Growing up my mom always took special care in making Sunday dinner. That was the one meal we
all had to be in attendance for. Our friends were welcome as well. During the week Mom just sort of threw together quick, easy, filling meals. We were all very busy and involved in sports and other extra-curricular activities. We all ate together, sometimes
it was late, sometimes it was very early. But Sunday dinner was always at 5:00. There was always a special dessert - a cake, cobbler, maybe a pie. Dinner was either a roast or chicken. There was homemade mashed potatoes or scalloped potatoes. Dinner rolls
instead of just plain bread out of the bread bag. When my kids were born I carried on that tradition of Sunday dinner.
The kids are grown and married or away at college, but I still make Sunday dinner for hubby and me. And, sometimes the kids are able to make it home. So, tonight we are finally going to have a Sunday dinner - one my mom would approve of.
We're going to have buttermilk fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, buttery sweet corn, homemade biscuits or rolls, and my husband wants me to also make stewed tomatoes. I haven't decided about that yet. Then, we're going to have apple crisp with vanilla
ice cream for dessert. I'm hungry already!