Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner was always after church
And more often than not
Mother (and Grandmother)
served either roast beef or fried chicken

Always eaten in the dining room
Always with a tablecloth and real napkins
And the good china and silver

And I loved mother's fried chicken

And with the chicken she would serve mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans (usually her home canned ones from that summer), hot rolls (brown and serve -- Mother was not a bread baker), and my other grandmother's coleslaw.

We always had dessert for Sunday, too.
Either a pie or cake

Last Sunday, I channeled my mother
and fixed

A traditional fried chicken dinner
Potatoes and gravy
Green beans

Alas, no rolls nor coleslaw nor dessert.
(We're trying to be good!)

But it wasn't just Sunday dinner
It was memories on a plate.

It's Sunday and I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.


Southerncook said...

Oh, YUM, your post brought back fond memories of Sunday dinner for me as well. Things I hadn't thought about in a very long time. Those Sunday dinners were fabulous and my mother's Fried Chicken I remember fondly. I almost never fry chicken anymore but your post surely made me want to. Loved you post, Martha.


Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

This was my mother-in-law's menu. It was so good. Everyone wanted to stop by after church to wheedle an invitation. She always seemed to cook enough for everyone.

Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, that would truly be a memory on a plate.

sweet violets said...

I love memories on a plate!!! Our Sunday dinner was always roasted chicken served at 2:00.....and if you weren't there it had better be because you were dead!!!

Pat said...

Ah~h~h. . .comfort food!!!
My MoMa usually had fried chicken or ham dinners on Sundays. We usually had roast beef (pot roast). This way, I could teach Sunday School Class, sing in the Choir and easily put the meal on the table after returning from Worship!
Your Sunday Dinner looks simply divine plated!!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Ummm, mmmm. It all looks delicious! Wonderful memories of a favorite family meal.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing your memories to Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper