Home Economics 105: Sunday Suppers


Home Economics 105: Sunday Suppers

September 2016

How to plan, organize, budget for and implement Sunday Suppers for your local friends and relatives. Create a tradition your household and friends can look forward to every week (even though it's a lot of work!)

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Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2016

Course Info

The syllabus for this course is here and the schedule of live chats for this class is here.

WEEK FOUR: September 23-30 –  Scaling Up for Larger Gatherings; Cooking for Charity; Leftovers Management


Discussion Forum

The concept of "Staging" 2 Replies

The night before a Sunday Supper or a dinner party, I stage everything. I pull out the food (not the stuff from the fridge or freezer though obviously) and set it in the container I'll serve it in, set the table ahead of time, and get everything…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Grace Paigen Sep 28, 2016.

Show Us Your Three Go-To Sunday Supper Menus! Keep it simple! 1 Reply

If you had to throw a Sunday Supper on two days notice, what would you serve? Here's my three go-to meals that I know I can accomplish successfully and easily: "Comfort Food" Supper - Beer, apple cider, and red or white wineMashed potatoes and…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Grace Paigen Sep 28, 2016.

What's a nice general purpose background music you put on for Sunday Suppers? 1 Reply

I sort of wimp out and put on my cable channel TV's "Soft Jazz" station, but not everybody likes jazz and lots of people I know who know a lot about jazz, don't like soft jazz! I don't always think to make up a sort of "pleasant listening"…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Grace Paigen Sep 28, 2016.

Has anybody made Sunday Gravy? 1 Reply

I'm vegetarian so I'm sure a lot of these recipes won't apply much to me! :(  And I can't imagine any reason to have meatless pasta sauce simmering on the stove all day. It seems like it would cook out all the juices! Anyway, here's a couple more…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Grace Paigen Sep 28, 2016.

Related Reading: History Magazine - What Time is Supper? 1 Reply

http://www.history-magazine.com/dinner2.htmlWhat Time is Dinner?Sherrie McMillan looks at the evolution of mealtimes.TODAY WE DON'T always agree on the names and times of our meals. Some of…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Grace Paigen Sep 28, 2016.

Inspiring articles on Sunday Suppers! Just a few quick reads :)

The blogger behind the "This is Happiness" blog shares her family's Sunday Suppers tradition, with lovely pics: …Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Sep 25, 2016.

Any Brits here? Tell us about your Sunday Roast traditions!

Meanwhile, some interesting readings: "British Sunday roast dinner tradition dying as families would rather sit in front of the TV or play with electronic devices at mealtimes"…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Sep 25, 2016.

Combining the new trend of "Hygge" and Sunday Suppers

(If you don't know what Hygge is, read this article first! http://www.scandinaviastandard.com/what-is-hygge/)How might we combine hygge with our Sunday Suppers to make our guests feel…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Sep 25, 2016.

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Comment by Amy Clark on September 28, 2016 at 11:51am
Comment by Amy Clark on September 25, 2016 at 12:42pm
Comment by Michelle Greer on September 5, 2016 at 5:48pm

I am such a novice in the kitchen that it is embarrassing.  I need some great recipes my kids will actually eat.  :)

Comment by Amy Clark on August 11, 2016 at 2:56pm

One of my favorite suppers for leftovers is when I make a beef roast in the crockpot. The leftovers become vegetable soup that we eat for a couple days after. This is wonderful in the fall and winter when soups are particularly welcome. Serve with some fresh-baked crusty bread...MMMMMM!

My crockpot beef roast consists of a nice 3-4 pound roast (whatever is on sale) and some beef broth to cover (I usually use Swanson's). I let it cook all day and about an hour or so before I want to serve, I add a few cans of sliced carrots (drained) and several cans of sliced/diced potatoes (drained). Next day, I shred whatever beef is left and add frozen mixed vegetables, broccoli, and some canned tomatoes (NOT drained). Add seasonings to taste.

Comment by Renee B. on August 7, 2016 at 2:49pm

I like Sunday suppers for the leftovers that can be used for lunches or other recipes during the coming week. The information on budgeting sounds great too.

Comment by Marianne McCarthy on August 1, 2016 at 12:01pm

I just enjoy talking about food - I live alone but have fond memories of Sunday suppers. I will enjoy being a part of the group and may have some suggestions.

Comment by Kell on July 28, 2016 at 10:04am

I'm looking forward to this - I LOVE cooking, but although I'm pretty adept at producing tasty home cooked meals for my family, I'm nowhere near as good or inventive as I'd like to be!

Comment by Carrie Campbell on July 24, 2016 at 12:55am

Grin, Angela, you are more than welcome to participate as much or as little as you can. With a newborn soon to be in your house (congrats!) your Sunday Suppers will probably need to consist of people bringing over food to your house to pamper you :) And hold Baby so you can get some sleep :) 

Comment by Angela on July 23, 2016 at 11:35pm
I'm excited to join although I'm not sure how many of the recipes I'll be able to do. I'm 8 months pregnant and on a strict diet because I have Gallstones caused by pregnancy that can't be fixed until after the baby comes. I'm only allowed to have chicken or fish, no other meats, I can't have anything fried- not even pan fried in a low fat oil, nothing high in fats including milk fats- so no milk, cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, etc- and no white grains. I know I probably can't participate every week but I'm hoping I'll be able to most weeks, or at least do an alerted verision I can have :)
Comment by Rachel on July 22, 2016 at 2:56pm

I'm most excited about the budgeting part, since I already know lots of good recipes! How many people can you feed well but cheaply?



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