Sunday Family Supper is just that – family time! No need for the food to be super fancy. It has to be something everyone is going to like and that can be served family style. The idea is to let the little ones practice all those Family Supper Manners. The following are some of our favorites, but by all means incorporate your favorite dishes and add your own twist to a wonderful Kitchen Moxie Family Tradition.
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Sunday Roast: A great British tradition. My kids love to put the gravy over the meat and potatoes. It’s a welcome break from ketchup!
Pasta Perfect: Who doesn’t love a warm & creamy spaghetti carbonara? My version is made with mini penne and is baked in the oven. It’s baked ziti meats carbonara. Adding peas gives a little pop to every bite and makes this hearty dish pleasing for both kids and adults alike.
Cook All Day Stew: My mother-in-law gave this recipe to me when I first got married. It’s a one pot meal that cooks all day and tempts you with its amazing aroma. Even if you’re not a fan of lamb; this dish may change your mind.
Forget the Fish Sticks: Mashed potatoes are warm and creamy; add in canned tuna or salmon and you have a crispy on the outside warm and flavorful on the inside bundle of yummy.
Auntie Nina’s Meatloaf: My sister-in-law made this for us on one of our trips over to England. I had forgotten just how good meatloaf can be! Upon returning I added my own twist to what has now become a Sunday Family Supper Favorite.
Not So Chilly Chili: This recipe is part mine part my mother-in-laws. I love the cumin – it gives it a smoky rich flavor and pureeing the onions makes it super kid friendly. There is nothing better for a Sunday Family Supper on a cold rainy day. It warms the soul and the belly!
Extreme Comfort Food: This recipe combines two of my favorite things: Scottish Mince and Mashed Potatoes. The addition of parsnips in the mash mix gives it a little extra kick. It’s a perfect Sunday Family supper meal – meat, veggies and potatoes all together in one little package. Yum!
Nutty Stew: This recipe is something I wasn’t so sure of when my husband first talked about it. My mother-in-law spent some time in Africa and brought back the recipe. I have much more of a savory than sweet palate, but once I tried it, I became a big fan. It’s based on a peanut sauce, but it’s spicy & creamy, not sweet.