Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sunday Dinner, June 29, 2008 & Pictures

Is it Sunday again already? Hmm. Well, I guess it is.

I have yet to start cooking for Sunday Dinner, but I do have my menu settled and some preparations completed.

I'm making meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, white beans seasoned with bacon and broiled yellow summer squash fresh from a neighbor's garden.

Lamar doesn't like meatloaf so he'll be having rice and chicken stir fry leftover from Saturday night's supper. He's the only man I know that doesn't like meatloaf.

I put ketchup on top of my meatloaf so I'm hoping it's been processed and in the warehouse long enough that none of the tomatoes used in the ketchup have salmonella. Now more than ever it's a good thing to say grace over anything you eat. The Grace of God may be the only thing that keeps your food from killing you!

Since the recall on fresh tomatoes the only tomatoes I've eaten were 2 little runts off my neighbor's vines. Boy were they good, though!

I'll cook the beans tonight and refrigerate them until I get home from church. I'll put them on to warm while the meatloaf, potatoes and squash are cooking. While the meatloaf is baking I'll peel and boil the potatoes for mashing.

I've still got to make my meatloaf and get it in the pan. I'll put it in the fridge until I get home tomorrow after church, then put it and the squash in the oven to bake. I won't put the squash in the oven until the meatloaf is almost done or the squash will be done long before the meatloaf.

I just halve the squash lengthwise and drizzle it with a little oil and sprinkle it with a little salt. When it's got touches of golden brown and it's tender crisp I take it out of the oven. It'll continue cooking a little from the carry over heat so I take it out just a little before it's done. I like mine to still have a little texture to it anyway.

That's the menu here at La Casa de Jennings. What are your plans/menu for Sunday Dinner this week? I you'd like to participate just post it in the comments.Also on the subject of food, I posted my recipe for MY HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE on MY RECIPE BLOG for those who expressed an interest in the recipe. Hope y'all enjoy it.

As always, if you have any questions about the chicken pot pie or any of my recipes, shoot me an email or leave me a comment here or on my recipe blog. All my comments come to my email and I read each and every one of them.
Thank you so much to all of you who've offered suggestions and words of encouragement regarding my ruined camera. I'm going to contact the Ko*dak company after the weekend and see if they offer me any help.

Thanks to MAM@MORE THAN ENOUGH for suggesting that I contact them. I never would have thought of it, especially since it was my own dumb mistake that ruined the camera. But as she said, it's worth a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I've had a few suggestions regarding a new camera but none of them have come to fruition yet. I'll keep y'all posted on any breaking news.

As for my old camera: It's still just as RURNT as it was in the beginning. And for those of you who aren't fluent in Southern slang, RURNT means RUINED. When milk goes sour, it's rurnt. When you douse your digital camera with soapy water, I can testify that it'll rurn it!I have some pictures to share, as promised. I won't caption these as I think they pretty much speak for themselves.

I will say though, that the last picture is the last one my camera would download. :-(

Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them in another window.
Now I ask you, does anything say "Summer!" more than a one-year-old toddler in a wading pool? Unless it's a toddler, an almost-twenty-one-year-old and a forty-three-year-old in a tiny wading pool. ;-)I still need to cook beans and make a meatloaf, so I'll post this and wish everyone a great Sunday. May God richly bless you all is my prayer, and may you have enough to share.


Betty said...

Well Diane, you can tell Lamar that he is not the only man who doesn't like meatloaf. My husband doesn't like it either.

You are so organized with your Sunday dinners, having everything planned out to a tee.

Enjoyed the pictures.

Have a good Sunday, Diane

BigDadGib said...

Come on... the pics look great.
And the pool looks.... small.. lol

BTW, I have an award waiting for you on my blog...

Luggs and hove... :)


zzop357 said...

Sorry about the camera. I wish we had another to give you.
Love ya sister,Donna

Grace Scott said...

Hi Diane,

Sounds like another delicious Sunday dinner you are making. So sorry again about your camera. Now that I know what "rurnt" means I think I will start using that word - I love it. I am actually trying a recipe off your recipe blog again this weekend after your potato salad was such a hit for me. Will let you know how it turned out. Have a good Sunday.

It's All Good! said...

What fun pictures, Diane. Looks refreshing!
We bought a little wading pool for Grace to cool off in. I had a gut feeling this would happen but didn't pay attention to it, however when we got home the other day Grace came running downstairs yelling There's a chipmunk in the pool! Well since me and my husband were in a heavy, deep, and real conversation (Ya, right!) I asked her if it was just floating or swimming! I figured if it wasn't moving there was no use running up to save it, right? And I don't do chipmunk CPR! It was floating. :(
Hope it wasn't Alvin. Poor thing...probably wondered where the big lake came from! R. I. P.!
We're having pizza baked on the grill again. It turned out so yummy, I'm gonna do it again.
Have a wonderful week, Diane.
God bless,

Mary said...


I'm so sorry your rurnt your camera. Yes, soapy water will do them in every time. Water will also rurnt a computer. When my daughter got her first one she spilled a glass of water on the keyboard and fried the entire hard drive. The company had pity on her and replaced it free of charge. It was only 3 days old.

I love all the phots. Emmy is growing and such a cutie. I'm glad you enjoyed Griffyn's cyber birthday party. He had such fun. He conked out about 6pm and woke up again to play with everything at 9pm. I was talking to Melissa on the phone and she said he was having a ball with all his gifts.

Loved your Sunday dinner post. Meatloaf. I think I will just head for Arkansas. We haven't had that in ages. Sunday dinner for us this week is BBQd pork chops.

Take care and have a pleasant Sunday.


Lynne said...

Cute pictures! I've thought about getting a little kiddie pool for the dogs to cool off in - only problem is they both hate the water! Who ever heard of Labs that don't like water??

Meatloaf sounds good - it's one of my favorite foods. Dom wants to do hamburgers on the grill for dinner. That should work.

Have a great day!

Jo said...

I had thawed out chicken to put in the oven and bar-b-q yesterday, but Chris called and invited us to join them for dinner at Jade East (Chinese restaurant. So we ate Chinese instead of chicken... They taste an awful lot like chicken. lol

So today the chicken will get bar-b-qed and I will make a big salad to go with it. I am working real hard at keeping control of the blood sugar numbers.

I'm thinking that Miss Em needs a bigger pool if those big kids are going to keep getting in her little one. Some people just let their Big old kids do anything they want. lol

Hope your Sunday is wonderful.

thislittlepiggy said...

Great pictures! :o)

Cave Man doesn't like meat loaf either.

Dawn said...

DC only likes my meatloaf, but he does like it very much. I don't fix it much in the summer, though, because I don't like to heat up the kitchen with the oven.

Jessica looks so good with her hair that way - love the shots of her in the tiny pool! Kristen and her kids have been spending a lot of time in the pool she got for them - a bit bigger this year. SAves a lot of money, not going to the city pools.

We're grilling marinated pork chops today - don't know for sure what else, because I didn't make it to the store yesterday - had the 4 girlies all day - more to come on why and what happened to Kristen.

mer@lifeat7000feet said... always have the best Sunday dinners!

I LOVE yellow squash and that's the best way to cook it!

We're having a picnic after church, so that's dinner for us. And for supper tonight we're having pancakes and sausage (a Sunday night tradition around here).


Lucy Stern said...

Diane, your catsup will be fine. Only tomatoes that have not been cooked are suspect. They have tracked down the "tainted" tomatoes came from Mexico.... Catsup and any canned tomatoes are processed (cooked) and will not contain salmonella. You can use all the catsup and canned tomatoes you want.

If you suspect fresh tomatoes, you can add 1 tsp. bleach to 1 gallon of cold water and rinse the tomatoes in that. Then you re-rinse with just cold water.

I do have some squash and I could try your method of cooking them, you have never been wrong yet and I love your recipes. I need to take some chicken out of the freezer and do a quick thaw and put it in the crockpot. I suppose I could cook up some cabbage and make a veggie tray with celery, tomatoes, cucumbers and black olives. I guess I need to get off my, you know what, and get going.

I hope Kodak is able to help you out or at least give you some good suggestions on fixing you camera. Good luck and have a great week.

Nancy said...

I know I left you a comment earlier! Where did it go? Maybe you review yours first, I can't remember.

For mosquiotos....get some Avon Skin-So-Soft cream or lotion...mosquitos don't like it at all! Also, any lemon smelling perfume works, too! Avon used to have Lemon Velvet or something like that in a cologne, and it worked on my kids...they smelled like lemons, but they had no mosquito bites!


Nancy said...

My other comment was on your prior post about your camera. I forget so much anymore!


Hope said...

Hi Diane,
I'm finally getting around to visit today, still trying to catch up. I've had a busy week and spending time with grandkids. They will go back to school mid Aug. and time is flying by.

Your dinner sounds yummy and I'm sure it's been devoured by now! I love meatloaf but haven't made it in a while. Now I'm craving it! :)

I'm sorry about your camera but had to smile when you said it was "rurnt"! Very familiar word around these hills! :)

Have a great Sunday!

Love and Hugs,

Hope said...

I meant to tell you that I hadn't even thought of ketsup being contaminated!! I haven't heard anything mentioned about it! We have lots of tomatoes set out in our backyard to eat and now I might have to make homemade ketsup too!! lol

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Sister said...

Hey Diane,

So sorry to read about your camera...what a bummer.

I've been away and have so much reading/catching up to do, but I hope you and yours are doing well.

Sending lots of love your way...

Lib said...

Hi Diane,
I'll be right there with a pone of Sounds yummy!
I cook yellowsqusha on top of gr.beans ,can't stir or they'll fall apart.
Love the pics. I love your blog,ya'll enjoy life:o) We all should !
Have aBlessed week.
XOXOXO Blessins',Lib

Clemntine said...

So, can I have Lamar's piece of meatloaf? MAN! That sounds good!

Have a great week, friend!

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
We love meatloaf here. It's a meal that Bill requests quite often.
Enjoyed seeing all your pics and I sure hope the camera dilemma is solved quickly.
Dinner tonight was at C's. They grilled steak, shrimp, sausage and corn on the cob. She also had salad, baked beans and garlic bread. It was all yummy. We took cheesecake for dessert. We can skip food for a few days now!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

the photos of Emmy and her mommy are lovely
they sure speak of summer and remind me of my first one with my daughter 14 years ago

Sammy said...

Sounds like a delicious meal, Diane!

I made your potato salad last night and it is SO DELICIOUS!!! I've already eaten some again today, and I'm planning on making a fresh batch for a 4th of July picnic this weekend!

Great pictures! I love the one of the two grownups in the kiddie pool!

Hope you're feeling better these days!


Barb said...

Well, it's Monday evening so forget about what we had for Sunday dinner. LOL Of course, we had Cameron's birthday party nacho bar.

I'm tickled to death to see photos in this post. Not sure how you're doing it, but I assume you're borrowing a camera? Thank goodness.

I for one would probably just not post if I couldn't post photos. I swear, photos make up for huge lapses in quality narration on MY blog. :-)

Adorable photos. And it's amazing how silly we grown women can get over a little kiddie pool. But I do the same thing. I'm not about to post a photo of myself (certainly not in a swimsuit) but let me tell you, Cameron and I both love his kiddie pool. LOL

Happy new week, my friend. It's great to hear you sounding so upbeat. And Kodak may completely surprise you because I know for sure you're not the first person who drowned her own digital camera in the pool or the bubble solution.


Mam said...

You did get some really good pictures though. I love the "baby butt" photos.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dianne, Meat loaf Was my Als favorite meal, I cooked one Last Monday the 1st time in 4 years, Took me that long to make one since I lost my Al, I must say I didnt enjoy it and He would have been 72on the 4th of July..

Just love all your Pics but I think my favorite one is of a happy Nan watching over Emmy,,,

kansasrose said...

Mmmm..your meatloaf sounds mighty yummy! Do ya eat it cold too leftover? Love these pics...reminds me of that age when I was in my 20's in the kiddie pools with my oldest baby. These are THE best days in our lives. Sweet, good, summer days. I miss 'em fierce. YOU enjoy that beautiful family of yours hon! Love, Jen