Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Return of Sunday Dinner

I realize it is Thursday night, and kinda late, but I just had to share. Recently, Manly has switched from working nights to working days. Hallelujah. We were on the night shift for 13 years and I thought it was going to kill me. Now that he is working days, he is also off on weekends, which is a blinking miracle. I am now making big family Sunday dinners to celebrate. I intend to keep celebrating like this for the rest of my life. There are a few things I think are perfect for Sunday dinner - like pot roast, jambalaya, Italian fried chicken and just plan old roasted chicken. Apparently, the roasted chicken in the winner around here. I was saving it for Sunday dinner, the monkeys wanted it for dinner every night. Here is the way it is done.

1 whole chicken (organic if I can find it AND afford it)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon Teriyaki sauce
a couple of shakes of garlic power
a couple of shakes of onion powder

Put the chicken in a roasting pan, poor the sauces over it, shake on the powders and bake at 350 until golden brown. You can bast it a couple of times if you remember.

Make gravy from the drippings with a little water and corn starch (instructions on the corn starch box). Serve it all with brown rice.


  1. That's fantastic news Debbi and it looks like you're celebrating in style :)

  2. Debbie girl .. I can relate to your problem with manly man on night shifts .. we went through years and years of that with husband in the military and SHIFT work (along with many many deployments away from home months and months on end .. phew ! glad that is over) I just wanted you to know that I knew how crappy that life style is girl : )
    That chicken .. how did you make me hunger right after breakfast giurl ! Now stop THAT !! LOL

  3. Sounds like lots of good family times and building some new memories. What time is dinner on Sunday?

    In your previous post you said you are growing Yellow Pear Tomatos - Have you grown this before? I received seeds for this tomato from Hometown Seeds and an anxious to try it.

  4. Congratulations on the wonderful routine shift! Now you can make all the new family dinner traditions that you want-yay!

  5. yummy sounding chicken...i use a plastic bag instead of basting :)

  6. Congratulations Debbi!!! Enjoy the good life! And Becca, I grow Yellow Pear tomatoes every year. They're my very favorites after Sungolds. Proceed with confidence!