Sunday Supper – Recipes

I cook Sunday Supper most weeks for my family.  It’s a time for us to get together and talk, laugh and catch up on what’s going on in our busy lives.

I enjoy cooking for the family and having everyone at my house.  I get that from my parents who both enjoyed having family around for a meal.

This Sunday, I had two dishes on the menu that got recipe requests.  The Chicken Casserole was my grandmother and then mother’s recipe.  This recipe was often on our table or my grandmother’s table for Sunday Supper and if there was a family reunion or large gathering, it always made an appearance.

The applesauce cake was reminiscent of one my grandmother used to make, but I got the recipe off foodnetwork.com

chicken-casseroleCHICKEN SALAD CASSEROLE

2 c. cubed, cooked chicken

1 c. diced celery

1/2 tsp salt

dash pepper

3 chopped hard boiled eggs

mayonnaise to moisten

1 can cream of chicken soup

potato chips or sticks

 

Combine chicken, celery, salt, pepper 1and eggs.  Moisten with mayonnaise.  Add undiluted cream of chicken soup.  Pour 1/2 of mixture into greased casserole dish.  Put thin layer of crushed chips or sticks over the top.  Add rest of mixture.  Top with crushed chips or sticks and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

(I added mushrooms to my casserole.)

 

APPLESAUCE CAKE

applesauce-cake1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream the butter. Add the brown sugar and continue mixing. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla, then mix until well blended and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the applesauce. Fold in the raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf or tube pan and bake until firm to the touch, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan, then turn it out, and dust with powdered sugar.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/applesauce-cake-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Enjoy!

Sunday Supper, My Favorite New Tradition

When I moved back to God’s Country, one of the things that was most important to me was being able to spend time with my family.

I had missed out on so many wonderful moments while living in Florida; I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on any others.

Immediately after moving back, I implemented Sunday Supper.  The entire family is invited, 6PM at my house.

I cook and we all sit down together and enjoy a meal.

My love of cooking and these family gatherings were passed down from mama and daddy.  I think they were at their best when cooking a big meal for those they loved and then sitting down at the table to enjoy.

Sunday Supper has quickly become the highlight of my week.

I have done numerous meal combinations, last night was reminiscent of what we grew up on, supper direct from the garden.  (Not mine, but a friends.)

What’s on the menu…..

7.19.15 SSBaked chicken breast with mushrooms

Corn on the cob

Squash and onion

Butter beans

Tomatoes

“Pink” salad – mama used to call this “Ken’s Salad” because it was my favorite.

Rolls

Homemade banana ice cream