Sunday, March 26, 2006

Family dinners

Today's blog challenge at DigiChick is to write about a favorite family dinner...

My dad has always taken over the duty of cooking Sunday dinner. This is especially true of the last ten years since he has traveled all week. He's so happy to be back at home with my mom and able to putter around the house and the yard that he really relishes Sunday dinners. Sometimes when the weather is nice he grills steaks outside. Yummm...he also does a big tray of mushrooms and onions, too. :)

During the cold months, though, or if someone special is coming, he usually roasts a chicken or two inside. He makes the chicken drunk by dousing it with a bottle of wine during the course of the cook-time. YUM!! Throw in some super yummy roasted potates, and that's plenty for me to eat! There are usually other veggies, too, like carrots or peas. Dad's specialty with the roasted chicken is his stuffing. It is stuffed inside the bird--a no-no these days, but not something he's going to change. It's not the traditional Southern stuffing (of course--we might live in the South, but most of what we do is VERY Irish, even after 30+ years in Georgia!). He uses fresh bread crumbs, onions, parsley, sage, and butter to put together a bread stuffing that is DE-LISH! :)

I've had some terrific meals over the years, but nothing will ever surpass one of my dad's roasted stuffed drunk chickens with yummy crusty roasted potatoes! :)

2 comments:

Angela said...

Sounds REALLY tasty!!!!!

SaltyLaurie said...

yummmm...