The All-American Sunday Dinner

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the ancient mariner
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The All-American Sunday Dinner - Sun, 12/16/07 8:12 PM
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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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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Sun, 12/16/07 8:29 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/16/07 8:40 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/16/07 8:46 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/16/07 8:59 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/16/07 9:48 PM
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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 - Sun, 12/16/07 9:52 PM
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You put two Purdue Boilermakers in the oven? (The chicken guy spells it Perdue)

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Mon, 12/17/07 9:21 AM
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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 - Mon, 12/17/07 9:26 AM
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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 - Mon, 12/17/07 9:33 AM
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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 - Mon, 12/17/07 9:40 AM
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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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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Mon, 12/17/07 10:16 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 12:38 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 4:55 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 5:04 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 5:10 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 6:20 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 9:33 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 10:18 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 10:54 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 11:28 AM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 2:46 PM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 3:44 PM
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Growing up, Sunday always meant steamed clams and broiled, stuffed lobsters.

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Tue, 12/18/07 4:29 PM
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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

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Tue, 12/18/07 6:16 PM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 6:26 PM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 7:21 PM
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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 - Tue, 12/18/07 7:47 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/9/08 4:26 PM
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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

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Wed, 01/9/08 4:37 PM
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quote:
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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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Wed, 01/9/08 5:02 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/9/08 5:12 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/9/08 6:01 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/9/08 6:29 PM
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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 - Fri, 01/11/08 7:39 AM
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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 - Fri, 01/11/08 7:58 AM
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Allyck's description of Sunday dinners sounds like Sunday dinners in Southeast Alabama !

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Fri, 01/11/08 10:14 AM
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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.

BB

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Fri, 01/11/08 10:49 AM
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Roast Beef w/ Yorkshire puddin' and gravy w/roast potatoes and onions.

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RE: The All-American Sunday Dinner - Fri, 01/11/08 11:57 AM
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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.....