The All-American Sunday Dinner

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2007/12/16 20:12:50 (permalink)

The All-American Sunday Dinner

I vote for Roast Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy-----add any vegetable and a bottle of wine and dinner could not be finer (From Maine to Carolina). Is this just my thinking???

I had company today---a total of 5 adults and 34 boys. We had two Purdue Oven Stuffers and they were great. Every one had two plates full and we still have some left for sandwichs.
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    enginecapt
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 20:29:43 (permalink)
    I was raised on Sunday dinners of pork roast, rice and gravy, blackeyed peas, okra and stewed tomatoes, cornbread and lemon meringue pie.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 20:40:01 (permalink)
    We had roast chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and corn for dinner tonight.A very satisfying meal on a cold Wisconsin night...
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 20:46:14 (permalink)
    I'm Canadian...but it's a similar traditional Sunday dinner here. I was raised on prime rib roast with gravy, rolls with butter, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 20:59:27 (permalink)
    Rigatoni with sunday sauce(meatballs, sausage, neckbones, etc...)some crusty Italian bread maybe some eggplant or chicken cutlets. This was my sunday dinners growing up with the whole family as well as whoever else stopped by!!!!! Great memories.. Great times
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 21:48:19 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by johnnymolson

    I'm Canadian...but it's a similar traditional Sunday dinner here. I was raised on prime rib roast with gravy, rolls with butter, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.

    ooooh, prime rib roast.. yum! Let me be Canadian for a little bit!!
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/16 21:52:12 (permalink)
    You put two Purdue Boilermakers in the oven? (The chicken guy spells it Perdue)
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/17 09:21:07 (permalink)
    Sounds great. I would like to know how you fed 34 boys never mind the adults on just 2 chickens? Chow Jim
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/17 09:26:18 (permalink)
    I'd smoked my brain the night before,
    On cigarettes and songs I'd been pickin'.
    But I lit my first and watched a small kid,
    Cussin' at a can that he was kicking.
    Then I crossed the empty street,
    'n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin' chicken.
    And it took me back to somethin',
    That I'd lost somehow, somewhere along the way.

    From the son Sunday morning Coming Down written by Kris Kristofferson and performed Bly Johnny Cash

    ...Russ
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/17 09:33:12 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jimeats

    Sounds great. I would like to know how you fed 34 boys never mind the adults on just 2 chickens? Chow Jim


    I was wondering the same thing -- 40 people fed on two chickens, with leftovers? Those must have been some big chickens!
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/17 09:40:03 (permalink)
    I’d vote for

    Roast chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and rolls.

    Or

    Chicken and dumplings, also with green beans, rolls.

    Or

    Pot Roast, with carrots, potatoes, onions, gravy, and rolls.

    Apple pie is the best dessert for any of the above….
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    the ancient mariner
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/17 10:16:59 (permalink)
    Let's see now----after cooking and eating and drinking a little vino I guess my brain
    and my typing finger weren't in tip top shape---so Frank spells his name Perdue and I
    changed it to Purdue. Hmmmmm! Maybe the University spells is wrong.

    And as far as the 34 kids goes, it looks like I remembered while typing--- well there
    were supposed to be 3 but another showed up----but he didn't eat
    much, so I managed. Great Sunday Dinner---loved it !!!!

    Lots of other stuff besides chicken is traditional I see--- I thought it was just natural
    to take the axe out to the barnyard every Sat. night. Same as taking a bath every Sat nite
    ---tradition !!!! I must be getting old.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 00:38:04 (permalink)
    winter months: baked chicken , fried chicken , meatloaf , turkey , ham , the big comfort food with all the fixings.....summer time 95% barbi-Q with the fixings and all the fresh out of the garden grub and the occasional pig or goat roast.....its all about good food and good times....
    peace to all and happy holidays 'BE SAFE'
    Ron
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 04:55:10 (permalink)
    Much like dannybotz we had rigatoni with sunday sauce.
    The meat dish always had meatballs and sausage. Ocasionally there would be chunks of chuck, or a couple 3 ribs, or some steak chunks if they were on sale.
    There was a "too hot for the bakery to slice" round of Italian bread.
    Salad was lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, sliced onion, and black olives. Summer added more garden veggies. Dressing was garlic powder, salt, pepper, e.v. olive oil and red wine vinegar.
    Dessert was homemade apple or pumpkin pie (in the fall, winter). Summer had cantalope and honeydew. Ice cream sandwiches, brick ice cream, or DH chololate cake any time.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 05:04:49 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by the ancient mariner


    I had company today---a total of 5 adults and 34 boys. We had two Purdue Oven Stuffers and they were great. Every one had two plates full and we still have some left for sandwichs.

    Please forgive my ignorance here but, you fed 39 people with only 2 chickens and there were seconds for all plus leftovers? Please advise.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 05:10:36 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

    I vote for Roast Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy-----add any vegetable and a bottle of wine and dinner could not be finer (From Maine to Carolina). Is this just my thinking???

    I think if we could poll the entire US; the most popular Sunday dinner would be either roast or fried chicken much like yours.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 06:20:47 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Ancient Mariner, you pretty much describe the Sunday meals I had until I was about 26 yrs. old.
    The first wife and I would always visit my parents on Sunday. The second wife...well, I search
    the frig for left-overs or make my own.
    Fried or roast chicken, mash potatoes, corn, green beans. I miss those meals so much.
    Take Care, and thanks for memories of Sunday meals,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 09:33:05 (permalink)
    Being a family of one, I don't do it up very often. I think I'd lean to the English roast beef and side dishes if the occasion ever did come up.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 10:18:54 (permalink)
    Our Sunday dinners growing up were roast chicken, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, Herring Hall spoonbread and frozen mixed veg mixed with a little mayo and garlic powder. I still make this once in a while and when I taste that first bite I close my eyes and think about my mom and dad.

    I couldn't find the complete spoonbread recipe for the longest time (my grandfather paid $50 for it in 1957), but of course it turned up on the internet a few years back for free!
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 10:54:20 (permalink)
    Sunday dinner in my neck of the woods consisted of fried chicken, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and biscuits... and of course I can't fry chicken to save my life!
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 11:28:28 (permalink)
    I've got to admit that a Sunday extended family dinner when I was growing up was most likely to be roast beef, with roast potatos if you were lucky.

    Folks in the North (and especially my Family) didn't fry chicken. Roast chicken was more likely an immediate family affair, but certainly in the Sunday running as would be corned beef (boiled dinner) or a pork roast.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 14:46:38 (permalink)
    Baked whole roasted chicken with citrus
    Mashed potatoes, and white rice, chicken gravy
    peas and carrots
    salad
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 15:44:54 (permalink)
    Growing up, Sunday always meant steamed clams and broiled, stuffed lobsters.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 16:29:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Growing up, Sunday always meant steamed clams and broiled, stuffed lobsters.


    Michael, what a tough life growing up

    Mamaw Smith usually had fried chicken and garden veggies. Sometimes we had roast beef.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 18:16:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Growing up, Sunday always meant steamed clams and broiled, stuffed lobsters.


    Michael, what a tough life growing up

    Mamaw Smith usually had fried chicken and garden veggies. Sometimes we had roast beef.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN

    Um, Paul, I ran the lobster traps and dug the clams.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 18:26:04 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

    I vote for Roast Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy-----add any vegetable and a bottle of wine and dinner could not be finer (From Maine to Carolina). Is this just my thinking???

    I had company today---a total of 5 adults and 34 boys. We had two Purdue Oven Stuffers and they were great. Every one had two plates full and we still have some left for sandwichs.


    Sounds kinda like the "loaves and fishes" story... 2 chickens and plenty for all and leftovers to boot!!!... what next???... water into budweiser???...
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 19:21:55 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jennifer_4

    Sunday dinner in my neck of the woods consisted of fried chicken, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and biscuits... and of course I can't fry chicken to save my life!
    Strike the peas & biscuits in favor of yeast rolls and green beans, and probably add mustard or turnip greens and you've got my grandmother's menu.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2007/12/18 19:47:04 (permalink)
    When we had a place in Welfleet, Cape Cod, steamers were a Mom can't bother, Dad and the kids are doing dinner Summer weekday dish. Of course, they had their place in all-day Saturday clambakes with lobster and all the fixings, for company.

    Lobster was a special treat, except for that one year that my Dad got them for free. Wednesday or Thursday was lobster night, then.
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 16:26:31 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Kiowa1

    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

    I vote for Roast Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy-----add any vegetable and a bottle of wine and dinner could not be finer (From Maine to Carolina). Is this just my thinking???

    I had company today---a total of 5 adults and 34 boys. We had two Purdue Oven Stuffers and they were great. Every one had two plates full and we still have some left for sandwichs.


    Sounds kinda like the "loaves and fishes" story... 2 chickens and plenty for all and leftovers to boot!!!... what next???... water into budweiser???...


    The poster replied again, above, and said that she meant to type three, but remembered that a fourth boy came but didn't eat, and it came out "34". It should really be 4. ;-)

    --Jessica
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    RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner 2008/01/09 16:37:44 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by WingLover

    quote:
    Originally posted by Kiowa1

    quote:
    Originally posted by the ancient mariner

    I vote for Roast Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy-----add any vegetable and a bottle of wine and dinner could not be finer (From Maine to Carolina). Is this just my thinking???

    I had company today---a total of 5 adults and 34 boys. We had two Purdue Oven Stuffers and they were great. Every one had two plates full and we still have some left for sandwichs.


    Sounds kinda like the "loaves and fishes" story... 2 chickens and plenty for all and leftovers to boot!!!... what next???... water into budweiser???...


    The poster replied again, above, and said that she meant to type three, but remembered that a fourth boy came but didn't eat, and it came out "34". It should really be 4. ;-)

    --Jessica


    Thanks for the update... see you in another 3 weeks...
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