Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sunday Dinner, March 16, 2008

**This week's Sunday Dinner button courtesy of GIB @ BIGDADGIB. Thank you kindly, Sir Gib.**

I've had Emmy all day and I'm still paying for cleaning my bathroom on Thursday, so most of this week's Sunday Dinner will be done in crockpots. My arthritis is not happy with me at all for kneeling beside the bathtub to scrub it, or for all the bending and stretching and twisting I did.

I've heard lots of good things about roasting a whole chicken in a slow cooker so I'm going to try it tonight. I'm going to put a stoneware bowl in the bottom of the crockpot, season my chicken, rest it on the upturned bowl and roast it all night on low. According to all reports it should be done in the morning.

I'm going to cook a smaller crockpot of white, or Great Northern, beans and a pot of green beans. I may fix a skillet of MY PANBREAD if I get some requests for it to eat with the beans.


That's it for my Sunday Dinner. Your turn now. What're your plans for Sunday Dinner? If you'd like to participate this week just share your plans/menu in the comments.Due to the storms last night I didn't get my floors mopped or the tables tidied in the living room. It was mostly a lightning and hail show with a lot of rain, but the electricity kept flickering and I didn't want to be in the middle of mopping if the lights went out.

Although, just to keep it honest here, it didn't take much for me rationalize that it would be dangerous to be on a wet floor in the dark and talk myself out of the job.

It hailed like crazy a couple of times as the severe storms passed through. I tried to take some pictures but the flash kept exposing the hail failing in the foreground and didn't do a very good job of lighting the hail on the ground. We had pea size to marble sized hail here in Bay.

I'll include the best of the lot that I took last night, although even the best isn't all that good a picture. You probably can't really tell by the picture, but the hail completely covered the ground once.

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

I missed the location but there were reports in our area of hail covering the ground to 5 inches deep! Now that's some serious hail!I still have to start my white beans - make that butterpeas instead of white beans - and chicken in the crockpots and study my Sunday School lesson amongst some other Saturday night chores, so I'm going to post this and get busy.

Y'all have a blessed Sunday. May God meet all your needs and may you have enough to share.


Tammy said...

Hubby has to work tomorrow so I guess I will make a big pot of 7 can soup. Which reminds me, I need to thaw the hamburger meat for it!

The poor daffodil in the picture was taking a pelting I'm sure. I have some peaking up from the ground by the porch and it sure is an encouragement to see!!

Have a great evening and a great day tomorrow enjoying roast chicken, beans and pan bread ♥

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I LOVE my crockpot. Im sori that your arthritis is troubling you

I've roasted a whole chicken in my crockpot it is good. Just becareful getting it out sometimes they fall apart and off the bones a bit
Ive never done it like you describe through do let me know how it goes

great photo
I can see the hail

have a good new week Diane

It's All Good! said...

Hi Diane, I love to cook a whole chicken in the crockpot...haven't tried roasting like you suggest. I'm gonna try it like that!
We're having Chicken Tortilla Soup and some leftover Spanish Rice.

OT--Would you keep us in prayer. We're attending another church tomorrow morning. I'm a little nervous, because we've been at the same church for 14 years, and now, because of circumstances I can't express at the moment, we're feeling we might need to move on. My heart is breaking over this (possible) decision. I know that the Lord is directing our steps. Anyway, I'd appreciate it.
Have a great Sunday.

BigDadGib said...

I Like Chicken by: BigDadGib

I like it cooked out on a grill.
I like to eat it on a hill.
I like it with wild rice and beans.
I even like it with fresh greens.
I like it boiled in a big pot.
I like it fried in oil real hot.
I like it barbequed just right.
I like to eat it late at night.
I really like it here and there.
I guess I like it everywhere.
I like roast chicken, I will not fib.
I like it best, I’m BigDadGib.

( yea, I know... lame! )

Hope said...

Ha! I love the poem by BigDadGib!! I'll probably have chicken (again) tomorrow since that's about all I've been living on lately. I'm watching every bite that goes in my mouth..the carbs and sugars..and trying to keep the calories lots of chicken!! I can't seem to get enough protein in since I don't eat a lot of meat, but I can have beans..both kinds!

That hail was something..5 inches is a lot of hail balls! We have been having lots of rain here in VA. We need it though to bring our water levels back up from the drought last summer, so I'm not complaining!

I hope you have a great Sunday!

Love and Hugs,

Betty said...

Your dinner for tomorrow sounds good, especially the colored butter beans. I love those but don't cook them often as hubby won't eat them. Well, he will eat them but doesn't care for them must.

Have a great Sunday.


Mary said...


You will love the whole chicken done in the crockpot. It is so tender. We had one a few weeks ago and like I said in my post tonight, went to the grocery store to get one. I came home with salmon because they wanted $22 for a roasting chicken. No way this gal will pay that for a chicken. LOL

Tonight we are going to have cottage roll done in the slow cooker. I will try to remember to take a photo of it. I always forget. With it will be mashed potatoes and green beans.

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for the tip on the snake plant. I wouldn't want to lose that smoked glass bowl. I've had it a long time.


MightyMom said...

I'm off so I'll actually try to eat with the clan tomorrow...oh sorry, that would be today.

Lynne said...

I'm actually cooking a real dinner today. Since St. Patrick's day is tomorrow, I'm doing our Irish dinner today instead. Corned beef, cabbage, new potatoes and carrots. And a loaf of Irish Soda Bread. Mini cupcakes with green icing for dessert. I've saved enough WW points so that I can enjoy this meal.

We had some hail yesterday. On the TV, they said we'd get a lot but I didn't see too much on the yard. I did find one piece (I should have taken a picture) that was golf-ball sized. We had 2 tornadoes pass right by us - a half-mile in either direction. Neither one had touched down. It was a very strange day weather-wise. I'm glad it's over.

MammyT said...

Your dinner sounds good. My daughter is taking a meatloaf out of the oven as we speak. My favorite sunday dinner -- the one somebody else cooked!
Thank you dear friend for coming by my blog today to rejoice with me over our Lord. He is so good.
All the time!

kansasrose said...

Hi hon! Happy Palm Sunday. Your meal sounds very good. I've never heard of a whole crock pot chicken...I'll have to try that. Do you put the bum end of the chicken over the bowl? Do you use any water or broth with it? I've heard the can of beer method of cooking a chicken is good. ( looks rude but good) We love the butter beans. I fixed up a big pan of baked steak last night...slow baked in the oven for 3 hours on low heat. Use mushroom soup, flour butter for a gravy. Fork tender that way. We had the leftovers of that today, along with potatoes and green beans. Corn bread muffins to complete the meal. So glad that really severe twister stuff missed ya...hail is bad enough! Hearing that hail pelting the house is un-nerving isn't it? Spring is close cause the storms are piling up now...Stay safe my friend! Love, Jen

Dick said...

I don't know yet what todays dinner will be but tomorrow we are having corned beef and cabbage! Traditional Irish fare. Sounds good to me and I know todays will be something good also because Pat doesn't fix anything that isn't good.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

MMMM sounds good to me. I did not cook today. By the time I got out of church it was too late. Went out to dinner with my DH at Charle Bronws. Hope you bones are feeling better today.

Kingdom Living Mysteries said...

Hi Diane, thanks for your prayers. We attended another church this morning. The early service...8:30, which is a miracle for me to get up and have the family ready that early!
We made up our minds to just go and receive--no comparing--just relax and rest in Him. It was so refreshing!
Thanks, so much, again for listening. Have a great week. God Bless, Brenda

It's All Good! said...

Hi Diane, I didn't realize I was signed in under my husband's new blog. So...ditto...everything said above!

Dawn said...

I love to fix a whole chicken in the crock pot - I put an onion and a lemon in the cavity, some salt and pepper, and it's wonderful.

I told about Sunday dinner in my today's post. And the snowstorm.

Rachel said...

I'm telling you Diane, I'm going to have to come down there and park my feet under your table sometime!! That sure sounds like a wonderful dinner to me!!

I had some BBQ chicken for my dinner. It was nothing to write home about though.

I'm glad the severe storms didn't cause any damage for you. Five inches of hail is some serious hail!!! I don't like it when it hails period. To me that means the conditions are right for tornados!

Do have a wonderful week!! Give Emmy a kiss for me!!

Lucy Stern said...

WEll Diane, I cooked some chicken thighs in the crockpot with a half a package of Lipton's Onion/Mushroom soup mix. I just laid the skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot, sprinkled on the soup mix and turned it on to low to cook. I also cooked some rice, some steamed brocklie/cauliflower mix and some deviled eggs. I also made a chocolate pudding pie for desert...Yummmmm

My daughter, Bonnie, came home from her spring break trip and I wanted to have some good food for her. She was really hungry from her flight overseas and she gobbled up her dinner.

I want to know how your chicken turned out, because I do mine a little different. Have a good week. Give Emily a kiss for me.

Lucy Stern said...

OOPS! I forgot to say that I'm glad that you didn't fall while Seriously, I'm glad that you were safe.

Linda said...

I'm a day late, but your sunday dinner sounded delicious Diane.
They are predicting storms for us tonight. You did very well with that picture I think. We may get some hail too - if the predictions are correct.
Thanks so much for all your emails and sweet comments Diane. You are such kind friend.
Have a blessed week.

Sammy said...

Hi Diane!

I'm wondering how your crock pot chicken turned out. I'm sure it was a nice meal.

We had leftovers. I had some turkey spaghetti sauce in the fridge, so I just made some pasta and veggies. Ice cream for dessert. I'm thrilled because Haagen Dazs has brought back my most favorite ice cream flavor ever! I remember it from when I was a kid. Honey Vanilla. Mmmm... it's just like I remember. It's about time they brought it back. I've been waiting about 25 years for them to make that honey vanilla! :-) With some berries thrown in, it's just wonderful. Oh, I could just go on and on... :-)

Have a wonderful week, Diane! Glad you survived all that rain and hail.

Michael Manning said...

Diane: I am building you a bath tub scrubber on a pole. You have to promise not to beat me to the trademark office, though! :D

Cecil said...

The chicken and it's side dishes were delicious!!!! ;-)

Granny said...

We had our Sunday dinner on Monday. Traditional corned beef, cabbage, etc. in the crock pot of course (except for the potatoes). Invited son Tim and he pigged out.

Barb said...

Well here I am on Wednesday, telling you we had roast beef last Sunday. Am I on the ball or what!

I can see from that photo that you had yourself some real serious hail. Thankfully, we rarely get that here, because let me tell you, it's been thirty years since we were able to fit a car in our garage.

Hope you're having a good week. Mine's, as always, nuts. :-)

Mary said...


Thank you for the congratulations on Barry & Michelle's wedding. It's about time. LOL The boys enjoyed it too, though at first they were a bit wary of what was going to happen. Jordan thought it was going to be a brawl. Where in the world he got that idea is beyond any of us. LOL

Thanks for your comments on my blog tonight. I'm taking a break the rest of the week.


Mountain Mama said...

I sure am slow at getting around to visit blogs!! Ourside work is keeping me hopping and by the timne I come in I practically collapse on the couch. LOL
I can't remember what I had for dinner on Sunday so I guess it wasn't anything to brag about. LOL
That hail sure looks cold! Brrrr.
We are getting some warm spring temp's here and even some beloved sunshine.

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
Sorry I'm so terribly slow getting around to visiting. Since I write my menus down I can tell you we had grilled hamburger patties, baked potatoes, roasted fresh asparagus and salad.
Bet your beans tasted real good!
Hope your week is going great!