Sunday Dinner

October 14, 2009 at 1:31 am 8 comments

As with most of my stories, this one has a familiar beginning:

When I was a kid….

We used to have pizza every single Saturday. Saturday was Pizza Night.  Clearly we were healthy kids.

Well, on Sundays, my mom used to go all out and cook a really well rounded meal.  Some sort of meat. Pork chops. Meatloaf. Or the most common, pot roast.  Then we’d have some starches.  Mashed potatoes. Scalloped potatoes. Basically lots of potatoes. There would be rolls. And sliced cucumbers (though she doesn’t eat anything green – ever).  And corn. And a glass of milk.

It’s possible I’m forgetting something but you get the gist of it – there was some serious home cooking going down.  And it was fantastic.  Pretty much the only time my family ate together at the table.

So, when I remembered this fond memory last week I set out to recreate it for John and I.  Let’s see. There were super tasty, well seasoned steaks (courtesy of John).  Seasoned redskin potatoes baked in my snazzy vintage Pyrex (though next time we’ll cook them longer). And a new favorite of mine – asparagus tips.

Enjoy our Sunday dinner.

I really missed out on some tasty green foods as a kid.

I really missed out on some tasty green foods as a kid.

Smokin steaks anyone?

Smokin steaks anyone?

Really, potatoes? Do you have to be so tasty?

Really, potatoes? Do you have to be so tasty?


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  October 14, 2009 at 1:41 am

    It may be the southerner getting into me, but I suggest you explore greens. Collard, turnip, and mustard greens are all delicious when done properly.

    • 2. cupcakerator  |  October 14, 2009 at 1:44 am

      I’m loving vegetables. I’m so upset that I ignored them for so long.

      Shoot me some recipes, Southern Brother.

  • 3. Erich  |  October 14, 2009 at 2:12 am

    veggies are good. Pizza Saturday – I miss that.

    • 4. cupcakerator  |  October 14, 2009 at 2:19 am

      We should find a top rated pizza place and have a Pizza Club meeting.

      • 5. Holly  |  October 14, 2009 at 10:24 am

        Pizza Club!

  • 6. 2whls3spds  |  October 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Oooh…home cooking! We eat like that on a regular basis…when at home.

    Need to try some Okra too, fresh from the garden. We cook ours in the microwave with a bit of butter, salt and pepper.


    • 7. cupcakerator  |  October 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

      Okra, eh? I’ve definitely never had that.

      I’ll have to give it a try. Though, I don’t have a garden.

  • 8. 2whls3spds  |  October 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    It can be purchased fresh from farmers’ markets and some grocery stores. I would try to buy it fresh in season, otherwise it gets tough. Goes good in ox tail soup too!



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