Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sunday Dinner, January 4, 2009

I guess you can tell by the sandwich on the chef's serving tray that we're having sandwiches for Sunday Dinner this week.

Fried ham sandwiches to be precise.

I bought half a ham the other day and I'm going to slice off some of the meat to fry for ham sandwiches. I've already told all those who might be here for dinner that I'm supplying bread, fried ham and mayonnaise. If anybody wants chips or dessert or anything else to go with their ham sandwiches they'd best bring it with them.

What's for Sunday Dinner at your place this week? If you'd like to participate leave your plans/menu in the comments.I had ulterior motives when I bought that ham, because I'd read THIS POST that BARB wrote, listing her recipe for NAVY BEAN SOUP WITH HAM. Once I carve off enough ham for sandwiches, one day next week I'll use some of the remaining ham and the ham bone to make Barb's soup. If I have enough ham left over I may even make her POTATO HAM BAKE.Bean soup with ham will be ideal for our Monday or Tuesday supper. Yesterday and today it has been unseasonable warm. Saturday we set a new record with a high of 72F. It's been windy and humid; really icky feeling for this time of year. We also have a chance of thunderstorms overnight.

Yay! Did you catch the sarcasm there?

But as usual for the weather here in the MidSouth, it's about to make a drastic change. Our temps are supposed to fall like a rock overnight and all day Sunday. After highs in the low 70's on Saturday, Sunday's high is supposed to be 51F and then Monday morning's low is 30F, with Monday's high only reaching 40F.

If you like variety in your weather, Northeast Arkansas is the place to be.I have a book review and giveaway scheduled to post Monday or Tuesday so Lord willing I'll be back in a couple of days to take care of that.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great New Year. May God meet all your needs and may you have enough to share.


SaoirseDaily2 said...

I love fried ham sandwiches. We call them hamstacks here at the Spotted Moose. All the other items sound so good too. I hope you will be posting some new recipes.

74 degrees? OMG how heavenly that sounds. It is 4 degrees outside right now. Tomorrow night we are expecting another 4 to 8 inches of snow to add to our over 5 feet of snow. It is like walking around in tunnels outside.

Looking forward to the book review and details on the giveaway.

Have a fine Sunday.

Dawn said...

It's been up to 60 a couple days this week, and back down to 30 and less today. We have great variety also.

I have a ham in the freezer that I need to finish up and make soup - I usually make split pea soup, but I think I'll try that navy bean soup recipe.

My brother is here from England, so he'll be over for dinner tomorrow. I took a pork roast out of the freezer and will fill in the gaps early tomorrow morning when I make an emergency trip to the store - too tired tonight! I've been really busy today, taking care of the kiddoes so Kristen could have a fun day with her best friend from high school - they haven't seen each other in years and years. Then I went to the hospital to visit Maizie again (mentioned in my most recent post). She's not doing well at all today. I think she'll be in heaven soon.

Have a great Sunday!

the voice of melody said...

That soup sounds good. Hope you get to make it. :)

I think I'll be making breaded chicken cutlets with a side dish of pasta and green beans or some other veggie. Enjoy your weekend!

MightyMom said...

ey, what's with the "I'm not feeling inspired" stuff??

get on the stick girl! we want posts with more Emmy/Grandma pic, we want food described so well we can smell it, we want humor and sass....we want YOU!!

love ya, hope someone brings you a yummy dessert tomorrow!

Aunt Jenny said...

Ham sandwiches sound great.
We will be having enchiladas tomorrow. With a big green salad for sure. Seems like we eat alot of mexican food..we all like it alot.
Your weather sounds pretty nice to hasn't been up to 20 here all day...and will be down probably below 0 tonight. Too cold to snow I think though. We still have enough on the ground. I love winter..but I don't love going out in the morning to milk before Church! We do have later service this year. 3 congregations all share our building so each year "our time" changes. There is the 9am, the 11am (my favorite) and the 1pm. We are the 1pm this year..nice at the age the kids are now..but I have to scrabble to get supper on the table when we get home. Next year we will be 9am...yikes. Too much like Monday thru friday..haha.
Have a great week Diane.

Linds said...

Heaven knows what we are having, and as lunhtime is oh...about an hour or so away, I need to get moving. This may involve a hasty trip to the supermarket though. Having son home is throwing me off my pattern a bit. He needs food. Hmmm. I am blathering.
It is freezing most of the time here, and staying indoors is a great option. I need to make soup for this week I think. Right. Now where did I put my boots....

Have a great Sunday Diane!

Lucy Stern said...

Diane, I went over and looked at all three recipes and they all sound great....I have lots of ham left over from New Years dinner, now I know what to do with it.

We have early church this year, so I will be home by noon and I think I will cook breakfast for lunch....Ham, eggs, tater tots, cornbread and orange juice.....Dinner tonight, who knows!

We had record warm temps yesterday too, it got into the high 70's here. It was so warm outside that I had to turn on the air. My sisters and brother drove down to Galveston yesterday, we wanted to see the damage from hurricane IKE. You know that we go down there every summer to camp at our favorite RV park and putter around on the beach. Well, there is no RV park left and the beach is basically gone...It was a total disaster, I couldn't believe the devastation...I also couldn't believe how many people were down there looking around.

Have a great week.

Barb said...

Well, I know what I'm NOT having for Sunday dinner, Diane. I'm not having Mrs. Grass's chicken noodle soup, Sprite and a dose of Sudafed for dessert. (Thank you, little Avery, for the nice baby germs.) I've been sicker than a dog since Friday morning and that's all I've eaten for two days now. Ugh.

I do have all that leftover Christms ham in the freezer, and I'm feeling a little better today, so I think I'll make a grocery run and make my own potato ham dish. I know Rob will like that - he's a little sick of Velveeta Mac and Cheese, since he's been fending for himself all weekend long. LOL

Your weather is nuts. Our weather is snowy and cold, but at least it's consistently snowy and cold and we know what to expect. Seventy degrees here, right now, would probably put us all in a state of shock. :-)

Hope you have a good week coming up. And if I haven't said it yet, Happy New Year! xo

kansasrose said...

I'll take your weather to this bone chillin' cold this am. I'm sittin' at my desk feeezin my bumm off...wrapped in 2 blankets, sweats, and still cold. I know what you mean about the temp shifts...a few days ago I was wearing shorts in the house and it was pushing 70. I feel kinda puny today...sick in my tum. Sunday dinner will be hot tea, maybe some chicken broth, and left overs for Dh and dd. Not cookin' a thing today. I'm cooked out too. I love ham sandwhiches and ham and bean soup! Bean soup can be fierce on my gastro if ya know what I mean. Stick me outside by myself, downwind for a few days for the 'storm' to blow over. ;O

Pood ran into more hail and big thunderstorm on the way home yesterday. She lives just an hour east and they sure get the hail and nasty weather it seems. It may be another rough spring. yikes.

Keep warm and safe or an eye to the sky for twisters whatever the weather be that day in your neck o the woods hon.

Love ya friend,

kansasrose said...

OH and Happy New Year Hon! :D May 2009 rain many blessings on you and your sweet hubby Lamar and family, friends! ( and keep that bad NE Arkansas weather tame)

Boo-Bah said...

Hello from California,
I have been visiting your blog for a week or so and I have to tell you I enjoy it a lot.

My menu for today's dinner is black bean & rice burritos. Maybe a pie for dessert.

Linda said...

We're having pretty much the same sort of weather Diane. It's no wonder everyone is getting sick - one day it's in the seventies and then the next it's in the forties!
Hope all is well with you and that you are feeling all right.
Oh - we're having meatloaf, mashed potatoes and yellow squash for dinner. Sounds good on a rather chilly day.

Betty said...

I'm glad you made things easy on yourself for today's dinner. Way to go, Diane.

We are having unusually warm temps for this time of year also. However, our weather here in Tn. is not ever far off from your's.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Diane.

Rachel said...

We got those thunderstorms today and heavy rain. Now it's going to get colder tonight, but not very bad!

I'll have to try Barb's recipes! Sounds great!!

Today for dinner I had a burger from Backyard Burgers. I also got the waffle fries but did not eat them. They were too hard for my taste. However, their burgers are pretty good and I don't get up that way much to have one, so it was a nice change. They are on the north side of town and we live on the south side.

You take care and have a good week!! Hugs to you!!

Michael Manning said...

lol! It's lots of mixed greens for me with baked chicken after PT at night time for protein! I always love to see what you come up with here, Diane! Never a repeat!! lol! :)

Jess said...

Hope you had a good day. As you know I didn't feel like doing much today...I slept til almost noon... those wonderful problems you know.. the tide hasn't rolled in yet

Guess I will see you tomorrow or sometime soon.

Love you,

Muhd Imran said...

Wow! The weather is sure unpredictable there. Much like here, only difference is, will it be wet of hot?

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The Old Gray Mare said...

Arkansas weather sounds a lot like Kentucky. We have a saying here: If you don't like the weather, just wait a bit, for it's sure to change.

Yesterday was 60 with wind and rain. Today it's 30 with a forecast of freezing rain overnight.

Have a great week!

Cecil said...

Hey... the sandwiches were really good yesterday!! And the soup was good today. Hope the weather clears up. Love, Cecil

Mary said...


Glad you took a break and supplied ham, bread and mayo for your group. On Sunday we didn't really bother with dinner. Hubby had a pork sandwich and I had some soup. Neither of us had much of an appetitite. I've eaten very little while suffering with this nasty infection of sinuses and ears.

Take care, my friend. If you have a moment, drop over to read my Remember When post.


Minx's Den said...

Hi there sweet diane!

read your blog, and fried ham sandwiches sound soooo good right now! and it's 9:00pm! My hubby can make a mean grilled cheese, but it's not your usual grilled has gruyiere cheese, portabella mushrooms, applewood bacon, pepper, and basil, throw it all together and mmmmmmm....also eat it with good ol' fashioned tomato soup! Give it a try sometime, you will like it! hehehe, hope your week is going good!

Lauren xoxo

nancy said...

We are so "hammed out". I found whole hams at Krogers for 88 cents a pound and got a huge one. We did everything with ham that anyone has ever invented, including (my favorite) homemade macaroni and cheese with ham cubes baked in it.
Then, someone gave us another giant smoked ham for Christmas. We had ham and cheese quiche today. The rest is going to the freezer for awhile. :)

Nancy said...

A fried ham sandwich sounds good to me!!! Anything with ham would satisfy me!!! I am going to post a recipe for Kapusta one day this is SOOOOOO good!!! It's a Polish dish, and we always have it for New Year's Day. So easy to make in a 4- or 5-quart crockpot. With homemade rolls, I could live on that stuff! I use a butt ham as that gives it such a wonderful flavor and color! REALLY GOOD!!! Watch for my recipe later this week.

I have been having some heart problems so have been lying low. I am hoping it is jut nerves and anxiety, but one heart attack under my belt is enough for me! I plan to post my Christmas pics yet, too. Jan. 6th is Little Christmas so maybe I'm not too late yet! LOL Maybe tomorrow night I can get them off my camera...all depends on how I am feeling. It takes a lot to put me down, and this has had me down for several days now...

Wishing you a better year in 2009, Diane!

((( HUGS )))

Hootin' Anni said...

I've been so far behind in visiting with blog friends I am making a special effort to reach some that I've missed during the last week.

Your ham sandwiches sounds so good!!! I'll bring the chips and dip.

Oh yes....and navy bean soup!! I simply LOVE this dish. It's easy to make and so, so tasty!!! [I have a habit of adding vinegar to my dish tho,.....I love vinegar in mine!!!!]

Happy Tuesday Diane.

thislittlepiggy said...

You're doing what with ham? Squeal!

~Happy New Year~

violetlady said...

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It's All Good! said...

Hi Diane, I'm a little late for dinner, but it sounded good!
I wish our weather warmed up a little. You know how I am about snow after Christmas. It can leave and quickly, thank you very much!
Hope your week is going well.
We started back up with schoolwork today. Wasn't bad, just took a little longer than normal.
God bless!

MightyMom said...

Thesaurus Thursday 2009 is up and running....are you coming???

Dawn said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing this week. We're getting some warm stuff, but we could really use some more wet stuff!

Am wondering how Jess is doing. Is it her computer that's down, or is she just too busy to write?

Linda said...

Hi Diane...this is my first visit, you have a great blog and I'll be back. I had to laugh...I thought I was the only one who loved sandwiches for dinner and yours sound yummy. When I was growing up Friday was cold cuts for dinner...we would build our own special sandwich and I still love to do this ...hugs, Linda

RennyBA said...

Fried sandwich sounds good to me. We had lamb chops and it was great.

When it comes to variety in weather, you can come to Norway too :-)

Wishing you the same for 2009!

Btw: Sorry I have not been around lately. My back still hurts and its hard to type.