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This book helps us recreate a sense of "welcome" for friends and family on the Sabbath October 7, 2012
This book is a gracious reminder to us to pause in our busy lives and reflect on the goodness of faith and family. What better way to do that than by gathering our loved ones on Sunday afternoon for a feast of fresh vegetables, meats and scrumptious desserts, prepared in a manner which celebrates the importance of the day and the relationships. This book includes truly American menus with interesting stories as well as easy to follow recipes and planning tips that will inspire the cook to use the fresh food available to us from farmers markets and grocers or the backyard garden.
Mr. Cronkhite, a former executive chef, has created a book that will assist the average cook in setting a renewed sense of welcome for honoring friends and family on the Sabbath. It would be a wonderful gift for a shower or wedding or for any special occasion.
Review by Leslie Whelchel
Maybe you can still see it clearly. Your mother, with an apron draped over her Sunday best, standing at the stove, tending to the bubbling pots, sneaking a taste from each one. Somewhere in this memory, you hear the doorbell ring, ushering in aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends from church, all enveloped in the aromas of Sunday dinner—a pot roast in the oven, warm homemade rolls in a basket on the table, a coconut cake cooling on the counter. Wouldn't you like to go back there?
Russell Cronkhite's Return to Sunday Dinner revisits the time-honored tradition of the Sunday meal, a day of thanksgiving, celebrating the ritual with recipes reminiscent of the Sunday table where you pulled up a seat years ago. Cronkhite will help you recreate those memorable meals you savored in your childhood, and remind you of just how meaningful it can be to break bread each week with the people who matter most in your life. Explore this selection of twenty-four different chapters/menus, each one specially arranged for different occasions. Try the Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket for a simple after-church gathering for friends, or assemble a big pot of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo for a large family shindig. Want the crowd to roar at dessert? Be sure to whip up the Peach Cobbler with Frozen Vanilla Custard.
And because we all know that life moves at a quicker pace these days, Cronkhite offers up plenty of time-saving tips that will help make Sunday dinner easier than ever to get on the table. Introduce your family to a treasured tradition, and enjoy the distinct pleasure of preparing and sharing a delicious Sunday dinner.
|Publication Date||October 16, 2012|