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. :-(
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.