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Sunday Supper Suggestion, February 23, 2020

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper, one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestions, and hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!
There are no rules for what is appropriate to serve for Sunday Dinner, it can be as fancy as you like or as frugal as you need! What makes Sunday Dinner special is who you get to dine with...
For this week's Sunday Dinner, I would like to suggest the following...




Laurie Colwin's Pot Roast. Flavorful, moist and you will get the best gravy to pour over those mashed potatoes!



Mashed Potatoes OR Roasted Root Vegetables. Everyone loves mashed potatoes with a Pot Roast, but these roasted root vegetables are also delicious alongside the roast and the caramelized flavor is (also, you can have both!) delicious with a touch of gravy...




Julia's Caeser over Mixed Greens. We love this easy Caesar dressing over mixed greens, traditional,…

Corn Casserole, made easy from pantry ingredients!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…
I have shared this recipe for Corn Casserole before, but it is hidden deep in the archives in a story about work. I have shared a number of stories about work, mainly because I truly enjoyed what I did for a living prior to retirement. Those years were enriching as I learned as much about me, as I did my residents and my tenants in Senior Housing. Even now from time to time, sweet memories will float forward and I will recall an endearing moment or something as straight forward as this delicious recipe!

I like this recipe for many reasons. It is a recipe that can be made on the spur of the moment, from a well-stocked pantry. It is tasty! It is frugal. And it is fun to make with kids, there aren't many steps but crumbling the soda crackers is especially fun for little ones to help the cook. And it is perfect to…

Curried Pea Soup

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

There is one truth we all share, there can never be too many recipes for soup! Soup is warming in cold weather, frugal when the food budget is tight, and just tastes good!  Soup can be meaty or contain none at all. That is actually the real beauty about soup, it can be made with what you have on hand and still be delicious! 

So let's talk about this soup. I noticed the recipe in a little book of bean recipes, found when we were visiting a used bookstore. The recipes are printed on coarse paper stock, and there are no photos. It would have been very easy to not notice this book at all, but with a recipe this good, I am glad that little book caught my eye! 



It is a very straightforward recipe for split pea soup, but with an added surprise ingredient. A touch of curry. The texture of the soup is creamy, the peas c…

Welsh Tea Cake, just in time for tea!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…
I have been baking for over 50 years, but it was not until recently, that I weighed ingredients, for a recipe. The scale I use is nothing fancy or expensive, but it does have a tare setting and that makes it so easy to use! This Welsh Tea Cake is the first bake using the scale. A fine beginning if I do say so myself! The scale has been used for pasta and many other foods through the years, but I can see more bread and cake recipes in the future...

While it might seem that there are many steps involved to make this cake, each is a snippet of hands-on time. There is a lot of set it aside and wait. Leaving you free for other things or a bit of daydreaming...and to be honest we all need a daydreaming break from time to time.



Welsh Tea Cake
by the seat of my pants!
inspired by the Spruce Eats
325-degree oven

The day before:

Welsh Tea Cake, let's start with the Mixed Spice.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…
Here recently I have taken a shine to British food. Especially Welsh Tea Cake, known as Bara Brith. It is easy to make, and quite delicious. For the last couple of years, I have come to enjoy my afternoon cup of tea, sweetened with a bit of honey and lightened up with a splash of cream. For those days that lunch is but just a memory, a slice of cake spread with a bit of butter is perfect to enjoy along with my tea.

It does take a bit of advanced planning, however. A pound of dried fruit is mixed with strong black tea and held overnight, All that fruit soaks up most of the tea, but what remains is stirred right into a batter with self-rising flour, a touch of spice, and a big spoonful of marmalade. Simple to make and perfect to keep around for tea time. Like many other cakes with dried fruit, this cake is what my M…

Smashed Antipasto Olive Relish.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…
I think I got my first computer in about 1999, and Oh MGoshthe world of recipes available to me exploded! So I began printing them...I must have printed hundreds of recipes, during those first years of reading recipes over the internet. I guess the thought of finding it again when it was time to make it never occurred to me. 

A few years ago after packing those many many sheets of printed recipes with me from home to home, I decided to take a closer look at what I had been packing around for so many years! I must be honest, most became recycling, but others were saved because they still caught my attention. 

This is one of those, one of the keepers.

If you are an olive fan, you will want to make this. It is delicious and as luck would have it, also a good keeper! It is the type of recipe you can spend a few minute…