Sunday Suppers #4: Hearty Beef Stew Slow Cooker Recipe

Sunday Suppers #4: Hearty Beef Stew Slow Cooker Recipe

Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time. ~ Gerald R. Ford


Gathering around the table at dinner time is the perfect opportunity to build relationship and instill values in our children. Make dinner an event and involve everyone in the process.  Even the smallest can place napkins or carry a cup and in doing so come to feel valued as a working member of the family; a feeling that will be remembered and carried for a life-time.  Take advantage of these valuable moments at dinner time to build up the family and strengthen your bonds…. 

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Sunday Suppers #3: Country Style Chicken and Dumplings

Country Style Chicken and Dumplings

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin.


I remember my Grandma and the amazing smells that used to come out of her kitchen. Pots bubbling away on the stove, a flour covered floral apron and big hugs were plentiful in her home. I knew when I visited I would find fresh bread and homemade noodles…that was a given. My Country Style Chicken and Dumplings are a nod to those wonderful memories of Grandma in the kitchen and Sunday suppers of days gone by. 

Country Style Chicken and Dumplings Warm, comforting and delicious this Country Style Chicken and Dumpling recipe is pure chicken and homemade noodles. No frills here, just real food made with gathering around the table in mind. I hope you enjoy them!… 

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Sunday Suppers #2: Simple Pot Roast and Family Traditions

Sunday Suppers #2: Simple Pot Roast

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. ~ Susan Lieberman

Sunday Suppers #2 – Simple Pot Roast

Sundays in our home tend to run at a slower pace; mornings are more leisurely. I’m still up at the crack of dawn, but in the back of my mind I know that Sunday is different. Work is kept to a minimum with no craziness allowed on my day of rest.  The day feels different and I like it that way.

Tim and I are trying to start a new tradition on Sundays too. Most days after church we head over to the greenbelt (a trail system around Boise), hop on our bikes and spend time enjoying a little exercise and the beauty of our city. It’s helping us to reconnect and affirm to each other that time spent together is important… we as a couple are important.

This is how I feel about Sunday suppers. A tradition that reaffirms to all that time spent together is worth the effort. The TV can wait, cellphones and computers will still be waiting, all the world can be put on hold as families affirm their value and importance. Time stands still and love flourishes in these special moments. Don’t miss out.

Simple Pot Roast

I love the simplicity of this meal. It is perfect for fall with the homey smells and comforting taste everyone will enjoy. 

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Simple Pot Roast
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (4-to 5- pound) boneless chuck roast
  • 2 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 cup dry red wine (broth may be substituted)
  • 2 cups homemade Italian tomato sauce (or 15 oz can tomato sauce)
  • 1 tbsp unrefined cane sugar or molasses
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 8 small potatoes, scrubbed
  • 6 carrots, scrubbed and quartered
  • 4 stalks celery, cut into 2 inch pieces
  1. Rinse roast and pat dry.
  2. Cut small slits in top of roast and insert slices of garlic.
  3. Mix together sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and flour and dredge roast in flour.
  4. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium high heat and brown roast on all sides.
  5. Add sliced onion and wine to roast.
  6. Combine tomato sauce and next 4 ingredients, bring liquid to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
  7. Simmer roast for 1½ hours.
  8. Add potatoes, carrots and celery. cover and continue simmering for an additional hour or until meat is tender.
  9. Transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter.
  10. Serve with pan gravy spooned over top.

Recipe adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: Deluxe Pot Roast

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Sunday Suppers #1: New England Boiled Dinner

Sunday Suppers: New England Boiled Dinner #cornedbeef #realfood #onepotmeal

Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table. ~ Bob Ehrlich


One of the the traditions I would love to see make a comeback in our country is time spent around the table at dinnertime. Wouldn’t it be great if cell phones were put away, the TV was turned off and families paid attention to one another? There are many things that have fallen by the wayside in this technological, social media age. It is an easy trap to fall into and I have not been without my share of shortcomings. I want to get better.


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