Leisurely mornings, lazy afternoons, cozy evenings in, family, friends, fresh flowers, an unexpected call or text, long naps, a good movie and the aroma of a home-cooked meal coming from the kitchen. These are just a few of the things I love about Sundays! In no particular order. 🙂
One of my most cherished childhood memories revolves around Sunday dinner. Our family of five had dinner together, every night, at the kitchen table. But on Sunday’s, we ate dinner together in the dining room. With the “good china”, silver and cloth napkins. Sometimes we used “Dorothy’s china”. Anyone who knows my family well, knows the story behind THOSE dishes. HAHAHA!! Sunday dinners were not your run of the mill dinner. Sunday dinners took more effort than a typical weeknight meal and were prepared with a little more love. Whether it be a Roast Beef, Roasted Chicken, Pork Loin or Pot Roast, the house smelled absolutely delicious and inviting on Sundays. Sunday meals often included mashed potatoes and gravy! 🙂
Sunday dinners is a tradition I’ll carry on with my family one day. On the rare occasion I have a full Sunday at home, for now, I carry this tradition on for myself. 🙂 I haven’t yet mastered the art of gravy. And Roast Beef, Roasted Chicken, etc., are sometimes a bit much for one. But that doesn’t stop me from breaking out the crock pot or my trusty Le Creuset stock pot and whipping up something slow-cooked and flavorful. Something that warms the heart and soothes the soul. 🙂
My day included six of my favorite Sunday things. A few of which are..
I treated myself to some fresh flowers…
And with a little culinary-creativity and the following ingredients: chicken, Italian stewed tomatoes, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, chicken stock, Italian seasonings, fingerling heirloom potatoes and a dash of love, I whipped up an “Allison Campbell” original. No recipe necessary. No fear in the kitchen. The excitement lies in diving into the unknown. Like anything in life, the best results are achieved using heart, soul and possessing a true passion for what you love!
I love soups like your original creation. Especially with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in it. 😉
Yum, yum, yum. now that the local 90 degree weather is dwindling this week to give us a chance of rain…might be time I can start making soup. yipee!
I love creating new dishes! Some of my favorite meals are the result of a little experimentation! 🙂
Fall is my favorite time of year! I look forward to making stews (also with beer! :)), soups, crock pot meals, etc. We’re already getting rain, so I’m ready to settle in with some yummy comfort foods!