Sunday, August 7, 2011

Home-Cooked Meal Sunday

Growing up, my mom always fixed a huge feast on Sunday for after church: meat, starch, veggies, and bread.  There was always plenty to go around!  I remember her getting up extra early and fixing most of the meal, so it would be ready by the time we headed home after the morning worship service.  Somehow, this southern tradition is now ingrained in the home my husband and I are building.  Every Sunday we look forward to having a special home cooked meal.

Today, if I may say, I outdid myself!  I prepared a pork tenderloin in the crock pot, corn casserole, fresh steamed asparagus, brown rice, and croissants.

Pork Tenderloin
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup red wine
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper, cover, and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus.

1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
1 cup sour cream

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
2.  In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, corn bread mix, whole and creamed corn and sour cream. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
3.  Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown.

My mom and grandmother would be so proud. 

Needless to say, a long nap was definitely added to the schedule for the afternoon!

What is your favorite Sunday home cooked meal?? 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...