Growing up, we always had Sunday Dinner
sometimes at our house, sometimes at an aunt's and sometimes at Grandma's.
No matter where,
it was always in the dining room
there was always a white tablecloth on the dining room table
And damask napkins
And real dishes
And the meal was served "family style"
Sunday, I recreated those Sunday family dinners
like we had at Grandma's
when my brother and I were little
For he was a guest as was one of his daughters and a granddaughter
as well as his friend, Brian
The big lace cloth, damask napkins in silver rings and the Spode Blue Room for the table.
Iced tea -- because that was what Grandma served!
Dinner was traditional!
(from The Butcher Block)
A chuck roast cooked low and slow
(dressed with paprika and a pat of butter
and yes, there was gravy)
Oven roasted glazed carrots
Aunt Pearl's Orange Jello Salad
(a favorite of my niece)
Mom's chocolate cake for dessert
(otherwise known as Texas sheet cake)
updated with the extra dark cocoa
My niece surprised me with
A mum full of buds in a cute wicker pumpkin basket.
A much needed touch of fall to the north side of the house!
A lot of memories were shared at dinner on Sunday.
Memories of Grandma and Sunday drives, memories of roast beef or fried chicken
Memories of Grandma, Uncle Clinton and Aunt Pearl
Instead of an after dinner drive, we took Doogie (and my brother's dogs) and headed to the dog park
It was a beautiful day and a great day to be outside!
It was nice to have an old fashioned Sunday dinner again!