Sunday Suppers

August 8, 2016

sunday dinner


Now that we have had some of my family move back to Atlanta, we take every advantage of Sunday Suppers or brunch together. It’s a chance for us to stay connected no matter how different our schedules are. We celebrated my brother’s birthday this weekend and for dinner, I took advantage of our overflowing vegetable garden. Here is an easy way to feed 10 people…

sunday dinners

(Dinner Prep)


sunday dinner spread

Sunday Supper Menu:
Bruschetta Spread –
Drizzle bruschetta slices with olive oil and bake for a few minutes in the oven on low heat. Serve with soft cheeses, baby tomatoes or olives.
Rotisserie Chicken
– I just buy the standard ready made ones and chop up lime and cilantro to spread around and stick in the oven  a half hour before dinner. We used two for a party of ten.
Rainbow Carrot Medley
– Chop off the greenery and set aside for serving platter. Drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Saute on medium heat in skillet. 
Summer Vegetable Dish – Sweet corn, squash, zuccini, poblano peppers, baby tomatoes. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro, salt, pepper, and saute in kerrygold butter.
Garlic Parsley Potatoes – Chop up red potatoes and place in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt, and chopped fresh parsley. Cover in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes.
French Bread 
Citrus Water, Lemonade, or Sweet Tea
Grilled Peaches and vanilla ice cream drizzled with a little maple.

I bake the potatoes first, turn down the heat of the oven and stick in the chicken on the second shelf. When the potatoes are done, I switch in the bruschetta to warm up as an appetizer followed by the bread. The vegetables are usually grilled up on the stove as close to serve time as possible since they are first to lose heat!

Dinner is usually a struggle for me to find an appetite for in the hot summer, and while I would rather just eat ice cream, these are the foods that are getting me through! What have you been cooking up for summer dinners?

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  • Looks yummy!! l love the table setting ­čÖé

  • Smoothies and cereal.
    I’m pregnant also and have a lot of all-day sickness this go around. So difficult to even cook dinner, much harder to find it in me to eat it. So, some days I just succumb to the desire for a smoothie and call it good! ­čÖé

    • Oh girl I feel ya! If I didn’t have to feed 4 other people, I would just do smoothies all day long! Hoping it cools off soon for that reason!

  • Christina

    We’ve been making this simple, fresh pasta salad a lot! We love our veggies so we like to overload it with the veggies and chicken so the pasta is not the main concept but just as complimentary as the rest. It was hot here for a week and we all melted and barely ate, but it cooled off and we’re on the coast, so most of the time we catch an ocean breeze where we live…but it’s so hard to eat dinner when in a heatwave.
    Cook a pasta (penne, spiral, whatever!) and drain it. Add in several plugs of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes I’ll put a little beef bouillon or a bit of Italian dressing.
    Dice up chicken breasts or pull a roasted/rotisserie chicken.
    Dice tomatoes (if baby-in half, if roma or vine ripened-diced), avocado, green onion, artichokes, black olives, sharp cheddar cheese, The kids also like colorful peppers and even other creative elements – cucumbers, or lightly grilled squash, zucchini, or carrots…etc.
    Mix altogether and serve!

    • Christina that sounds so simple and so delish. Thank you!! I agree, eating is a challenge in the heat. We all just want watermelon for dinner;) This is another really good dish idea for using up garden vegetables!

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