Last Sunday I made the following for Sunday dinner:
Roast Beef with Onions and Garlic
It turned out really well! The beef was tender and pink. The mashed potatoes were smooth but lumpy enough to make them homemade. 🙂 The gravy was good but from a mix. I make terrible gravy otherwise. The last gravy I made my husband had to spread with a knife! Need I say more? The green beans were from a local farm and were delish. Also from the local farm were the tomatoes and peaches. I cheated with the crust for the peach cobbler (ready made) and I made a tiny cobbler so we wouldn’t eat too much. On Monday morning I awoke to find the peach cobbler baking dish in the sink. 🙂 Success.
I like to make a big dinner on Sunday. It’s the one day that I have lots of time and I can really think out a meal and take time to prepare it. It’s also the day I will make dessert. Not every Sunday but many. It also means leftovers for a day or two or yummy lunches.
Last Sunday’s menu came right out of book I just finished. It’s called The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow.
What attracted me to the book, besides it’s appealing cover, was that it dealt with a mixed race protagonist, and had a theme about race and class. It was a little heavier than I wanted at the moment but I enjoyed the writing and the story, although dark. I especially liked the way the author characterized a young person’s beginning analysis of race. I remember trying to figure it out and how confusing it was. I also liked a few of the characters very much. The black grandmother in the book made the meal I made last Sunday. It sounded so good I made it myself! I recommend the book and the dinner!