The All-American Sunday Dinner

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 17:02:34 (permalink)
Sunday dinner: the ultimate would be late summer when fresh veggies are still to be had. Growing up we might have had:
Fried Chicken, fresh green beans cooked with a small ham hock, fresh summer squash sauted with onions and seasonings until crisp-tender(in the south we don't cook ALL veggies to death), homemade creamed corn, fried corn bread, a platter with sliced fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, and if we had dessert, peach cobbler made with a very rich pastry from homegrown fresh peaches. Winter would be pork roast, boiled potatoes dressed with a cream sauce (similar to scalloped), fresh collard greens, and crackling corn bread. Dessert? If we had it (not often), fresh apple cake. Oh gosh! I am so hungry now!
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 17:12:18 (permalink)
It was chicken and dumplings in a pot every Sunday like clockwork. Corn on the cob in the summertime otherwise green beans.
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 18:01:44 (permalink)
My one grandmother made the exact same dinner every single Sunday until she died - roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, cooked dried lima beans, carrot salad and lemon sponge pie.

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 18:29:47 (permalink)
It looks like a photo finish----chicken and roast beef coming
down to the wire neck and neck. As kids we too had both but I
gotta admit the leftover roast beef made into Sheppard's Pie
was like another 1st class dinner on Monday. Nothing wrong
with cold chicken breast sandwichs on homemade white bread
with mayo and cranberry sauce though, with a bowl of chicken
soup made from the bones and giblets. Lordy, lordy !!!!!

Mothers that cook sure are special !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/11 07:39:40 (permalink)
You may have miss titled this thread it sould have read
The Late Great American Sunday Dinner!
It's a shame but most Sunday dinners have gone by the boards.
And boy do I miss those Sundays. Chow Jim
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/11 07:58:59 (permalink)
Allyck's description of Sunday dinners sounds like Sunday dinners in Southeast Alabama !
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/11 10:14:49 (permalink)
Ok, Here is what we always had for Sunday Dinner. You have to remember that I was not raised in the South and that my Grandfather was born in Littleport,Cambridgeshire, England. He lived to be 104 and my Sainted Mother would cook him this meal every Sunday.

Roast Beef and Gravy. (Generally a rolled roast that we obtained from the butcher.)
Mashed Potatoes.
Parsnips, carrots, turnips, any kind of root vegatables. He loved them.
Peas and/or corn.
Yorkshire Pudding. My personal favorite and is today.
Homemade yeast rolls and butter.
Desert: Butter Pecan Ice Cream or Strawberry Shortcake in season.
Coffee and Tea.

Although they are all gone now I still remember those Sunday meals and try to duplicate them as best as I can.

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/11 10:49:16 (permalink)
Roast Beef w/ Yorkshire puddin' and gravy w/roast potatoes and onions.
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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/11 11:57:43 (permalink)
Bakersboy,with the exception of Yorkshire pudding,your English mother's Sunday dinner sounds like my southeast Alabama mother's Sunday dinner...Absolutely delicious ! Mama would have had rutabagas instead of parsnips,though.....
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