For dessert we had:
Chocolate chip applesauce cake, from Nobel Pig (served with French vanilla ice cream)
Drop it raisin cookies, from zestycook.com (these are very very good, but I was thinking a mocha glaze next time)
Sour Cream Rhubarb pie, Closet cooking. (served with whipped cream) This rhubarb is from my backyard, can you tell I am proud of my little potager?
Chicken and peanut meatballs, from the Perfect pantry. (tasty, I did not add much "heat" with the granddaughter, I will up the heat next time)
Marinated Mozzarella Pearls, from Kayln's Kitchen (not a good shot, sorry)
A simple melon platter. You can never go wrong with melon, the berries & mint are from the backyard.
Collard slaw, from A chow life. ( this is good, and a nice change of pace from regular cole slaw)
Garbanzo and Feta, from Tastingspoons.com (this is so very good, lots of garlic but lots of parsley too!)
Potato and vegetable mash, from Kayotic cooking (This is so good and can be varied depending what you have at the time. )
Zucchini pancakes. I have been making these for years. Originally from the back of a box of Bisquick, now I use my homemade biscuit mix.
Marinated Flank steak, from the Perfect pantry. ( this was grilled "rare", then sliced on the diagonal, yum.)
We also had roast chicken, however I did not get a shot of it before it was cut. The pan drippings were used for a reduction sauce with Marsala wine added and lightly thickened for the potatoes.
Then there is the rest of the story:
dirty dishes needing washed, and compost waiting to go outside.
Stuff everywhere waiting to be put away, cleaned up or thrown out!
Leftovers waiting to be put away.
Dessert course still sitting on the table, some cake went home, but that pie never stood a chance!
This load is ready to go, all the other stuff sitting on the counters will be hand washed. We'll be eatin' good in the neighborhood for a couple of nights with the leftovers. There are homemade cookies in the cookie jar, for some reason that always makes me happy. It is really home, with cookies in the cookie jar.
Another nice Sunday spent doing what I like, cooking and having great times with the family.
As always thanks for stopping by, what's that!!? I think I hear some dishes calling my name...