I like to make a nice meal, set an attractive table, enjoy conversation along the way and maybe even play a family game or two after the meal. The "kids" enjoy time together and sometimes it is more fun for me to step back and observe the interactions as I clean up. I have a fairly small kitchen, so cleaning up solo is no problem. I then just jump in where ever the game/conversation/fun is, going back and forth between joining in, serving dessert or playing with the granddaughter. It is always a happy time.
I must confess however, the first dinner won't be at Mom's Sunday Cafe, we are actually going out to eat! Goofy I know, but I won gift cards at work. That gives me time to plan the May Sunday Cafe menu.
Here is a great cornbread, I made this a couple of days ago to go with a pot of pinto beans and smoked pork.
Sunday Cafe Cornbread - Oven 425 F
1 c cornmeal
1 c flour (spoon lightly into cup, sweep off the top to level)
1/2 c sugar
3 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp salt
Place in a large bowl, stir together until well mixed, make a "well" in the center for the wet ingredients.
1 c milk
1/4 c oil
Place wet ingredients in the "well", whisk the center of the wet ingredients to beat the eggs with the milk and oil. Bring all ingredients together and whisk until no lumps are left.
Pour into a prepared 9X9 inch pan, bake 20 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting.