Company Casserole, Loaded Veggie Salad, French Bread, and (my fav.) Peach and Berry Cobbler!
Sunday Dinner at our house has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. It still lives on today! We always feed a room full of people. Sunday Dinner is a time we gather to eat, talk, laugh, and there is always a heaping helping of friendly teasing. Sweet sarcasm rules at our house! Mind you...the following "Sunday" meals will all be in large quantity, if there is one thing my mother has taught me is to cook for a crowd. :]
I made this little guy in a 4 ounce Mason Jar! Adorable in every way and really fun to eat. I can't resist a tiny spoon, especially when Peaches are involved.
1 1/2 Cup Flour, 1 1/2 Cup Sugar, 1 tsp. Nutmeg, 1 cold stick of Butter.
*Combine Flour, Sugar, Cinnamon and Nutmeg together. Cut in Butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on Peaches before baking.
Next on the menu...French Bread. So good, so easy! If you are not a bread maker, this is where you should begin. I made this on Saturday morning, let it cool, and wrapped it twice with plastic wrap. It is still fabulous the next day.
2 T. dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
pinch of sugar
(or 2 1/2 T. instant yeast)
2 c hot water
1/3 c. oil
6 c. flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water and inch of sugar. Let stand 10 min. (If using instant yeast, skip this step) In large bowl combine hot water, sugar, salt, oil and half of the flour. Beat well. Stir in dissolved yeast or dry instant yeast now. Stir well. Add remaining flour into a soft dough. Allow the dough to rest for 10 min. and then stir it vigorously. Rise for 10 more min. and stir vigorously again. Repeat this process for one hour.
|This is a double batch after rising for 10 min.|
|This is after a vigorous stirring.|
|I made a double batch so there were 4 loaves instead of 2.|
Place loaves seam side down onto greased cooking sheet. Roll under and seal the edges.
|Before rising. Edges tucked under.|
EAT YOUR VEGGIES! Yes, mam! I prepare my vegetables the day before. Chopping takes so much of my precious Sunday time. A little prep work on Saturday and my Sunday is smooth.
And last but, certainly not last....Company Casserole
Company Casserole (serves 6)
1 pkg. noodles
1 lb. hamburger (or combo of hamburger and sausage)
3 (8ounce) cans of tomato sauce
1 C. cottage cheese or ricotta
1pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/4 C. sour cream
1/4 C. green onion
1T. green pepper
2T. melted butter
Boil noodles in salted water for 10 min. Drain and set aside. Brown hamburger and stir tomato sauce into meat. Remove from heat. Set aside. Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, green onions and green pepper. Set aside. Spread half the cooked noodles in a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Cover with cheese mixture, then top with remaining noodles. Pour melted butter over noodles. Put beef mixture on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. A little Parmesan cheese on top is good too!
The recipe multiplies well for large crowds... it is easy, yummy, and fills lots of tummies!