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.