See the chicken on the serving dish in my Sunday Dinner button? That's a clue to what I'm making for this week's Sunday Dinner.
As of this minute the whole frozen chicken is still a poultry-sicle but it's thawing as I type this. Hopefully it will thaw enough so that I can cut it up and stew it later on this evening.
After the chicken parts cook and cool, I'll pick the meat from the bones and put it in a zip top bag. It'll stay overnight in the fridge until it's needed for Sunday Dinner.
I'll reserve the skin, fat and gristly (is "gristly" a word? It is now, I guess...) bits to feed Lamar's adopted outside tomcat.
Warning, rabbit trail: Yes, for once Lamar adopted a cat, not me. A big orange tabby tomcat, and I DO mean TOMcat, if you get my drift. He still has all his tomcat parts and some of his tomcat acquaintances have been showing up occasionally to eat what the orange tomcat couldn't gulp in one sitting, and then they all hang around and serenade us as they all debate who's the baddest tomcat in the 'hood.
Yay, us. We have a front row seat to the midnight tomcat concert, so to speak.
Uh, back to Sunday Dinner. Oh yes, chicken.....The chicken and broth will be used to make homemade chicken and rice. I'll cook the rice in the chicken broth when I get home from church tomorrow. Just as the rice is getting done I'll add the chicken so it can get hot and all the flavors can meld.
I'm also going to make one of my Mama's classic combos for Sunday Dinner. I haven't made it in several years but it still stands out in my mind as one of my favorite dishes that Mama made when we were growing up.
There's no fancy name for it, and it's not a fancy recipe. It's boiled potatoes with white sauce. I'll peel, quarter and boil my potatoes when I get home from church. While the potatoes and rice are cooking I'll make a batch of basic white sauce, which is butter and flour cooked together in a sauce pot for a few minutes, then milk is added and it thickens. Add some salt and black pepper to taste and you've got some good stuff, and it's really good over boiled potatoes.
I know all my sisters have some great memories of eating Mama's potatoes and white sauce.
I don't know who or how many will be here for dinner so these dishes are easy to adjust for portions. Add more or less rice and taters, open a couple of cans of veggies if needed and so on.
That's my menu for Sunday Dinner this week. What're your plans for Sunday Dinner? Share your plans/menu in the comments if you'd like.
NEWSFLASH---MY SISTER MARTHA CALLED JUST AS I WAS ABOUT TO POST THIS AND SHE'S BRINGING A WHOLE SMOKED PORK BOSTON BUTT FOR SUNDAY DINNER!! IT'S ALREADY COOKED SO WE'LL JUST SLICE IT AND HEAT IT IN THE OVEN, THEN MAKE SANDWICHES WITH BARBECUE SAUCE AND MAYBE SLAW TO GO WITH IT.
ago at church. Emmy loves the piano and tries
to sing along with us as we're singing.
Daddy's strong arms cradling delicate
little Emmy as she sleeps with not
a care in the world.I'm just going to add some random pics from
our old fashioned day at church last
Sunday without adding captions.
I think they're pretty self-explanatory.