Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Suppers

Growing up was a little crazy with so many kids. Most evenings were spent being shuttled back and forth between various activities and doing homework in carpool lines. In fact, Sunday nights were the only evenings we were all guaranteed to be at home for supper. The Momma took this and ran with it. Each Sunday evening she would prepare a feast that we were all expected to take part in. I looked forward to these meals, and it wasn't only because of the marvelous food. It was wonderful shutting down all technology and other distractions and really taking the time to enjoy each other's company.

After we got married I decided I wanted to keep up the Sunday supper tradition. At first I started with smaller meals, but over time my cooking confidence has grown. With the added bonus of the fresh veggies from our crop share, our meals have become feasts as well! This evening's meal was homemade meatloaf, pink-eyed peas, "canberry" (that's what we called canned cranberry sauce), and homemade mashed potatoes. Mm mm mm!

Not the best picture but you get the idea!

The best part? Most meals are large enough to be eaten for lunch and supper the next night too! I'm always on the lookout for new meals to try, so please pass on any favorites you have! Here is the recipe I used for the meatloaf this evening:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/3 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread OR cracker crumbs. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5x9 inch loaf pan.
In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. 
Mix well and pour over the meatloaf. 
Bake for 1 hour.


  1. This looks delicious!! What are pink-eyed peas? Are they similar to black-eyed peas!? Good job on your little feast!

    1. Pink-eyed peas are VERY similar to black-eyed peas, but instead of being black on the inside they are pink. They are super yummy too!

  2. I've never heard of pink-eyed peas either?! Sunday supper is a great tradition. We try to always get a large meal in the crockpot on Sunday afternoon to eat for dinner that night, and then both have leftovers to take to work the next day. It works out pretty well :)

  3. Pink-eyed peas are VERY similar to black-eyed peas, but instead of being black they are pink. I adore easy crock pot meals too, and am always looking for good ones! This past Sunday's supper fed us two meals and David's lunch at work two days. I'd call that a success:-)