Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday Dinner

Many of my Sunday afternoons are spent in my kitchen. It is a tradition that atleast a couple sundays a month I cook dinner for the family and last Sunday was no exception.Since I had butchered chicken and had leftover chicken and broth from canning I decided to make a gumbo. I popped an old gospel CD in the player on low and spent the afternoon listening to gospel and cookin for the family.

So with leftover chicken butchered the day before and canned tomatoes and okra. Onions, fresh chicken broth and homemade venison andouille. Andouille is a cajun spicy sausage traditionally made from pork and garlic then smoked over pecan wood and sugar cane. Here in Hickery Holler we make andouille out of pork and venison and garlic then smoked over pecan wood. It is the traditional sausage used in jambalaya and gumbo. 

As you an see it cooks into a rich gumbo with lots of sausage and chicken with okra for thickening.  We eat this over rice. You can find the recipe here

I also had plenty of crookneck squash out of the garden so I made this casserole called Picadilly Squash Casserole. It was made with cheese and cracker crumbs, fresh chopped onions and peppers out of the garden and eggs. It was hot and cheesy and delicious comfort food.   

And a cast iron skillet of buttermilk cornbread.
You can find this recipe here

And fresh sliced cucumbers from the garden with homemade ranch dressing.

And a hot Apple Crisp with ice cream over the top

I was most proud that every dish almost completely was produced on this farm. The exception was that we do not produce our own dairy products or flour and cornmeal. YET!!

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Everything looks so good! Just made hubby and I a pot of gumbo over the weekend. It's always fun cooking for your family. Have a wonderful week!

  2. yummy! going to try your recipes. thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, every Sunday used to be a tradition in our family.

    We had some cousins that we would visit sometimes on Sunday and Mary would lay out a meal fit for royalty...all cooked on her wood stove.

  4. Yummy! We always enjoy having a meal that has been harvested right here from our own farm, too. The other night we had friends over for supper and between blessings from both of our homesteads we enjoyed a delicious meal together:))

  5. Whoa Mama! Everything looks scrumptious, wish I lived closer I'd get there near dinner time and make believe I sprained my ankle and had to sit awhile before I could move! I would have sufficiently rested after being asked to dinner and dessert :o) and being typical church going..ask for a doggie bag! Ginny

  6. That all really looks great. Thanks for the recipes, too!

  7. So glad we got to talk on the phone yesterday. You are such a wonderful person and I'm so grateful to have had you in my life over the years.

    Love and miss you bunches and tons!


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