Hey, y’all! Thanks for stopping by Sunday Supper! Each week, this blog post gives me a chance to share a few things that happened in my life and share a little extra recipe inspiration with you. I’ve also been including updates about us building our dream house we’ve named Chinaberry. Let’s get started…
We’re in full-on Christmas mode at our house – though it’s a bit different than previous years. Heather usually has trees all over the house, but with the construction of the new house, we’ve scaled back a bit. After Christmas last year, we had hoped that we’d be in the new house by now and I just didn’t want to lug all the Christmas stuff back up to the attic. So we rented a small storage unit and moved it all out there. And it just doesn’t make sense to move it all back to the house for Christmas and then have to move it again. So we only have two trees this year, but it’s just as cozy and beautiful.
But you know, life’s like that. Sometimes you just have to pivot, adjust, and make the best of the situation. So we’re doing just that!
Over at the Chinaberry house things are really coming together! Brick is wrapping up, sheetrock should be finished this week, and it’s looking more and more like a house. Last weekend we drove over to DeBeer Granite and Marble outside of Atlanta and picked out countertops and sinks. We also finished picking out all of the paint colors! I’m working on putting the finishing touches on a new blog post to talk all about the finishes and will have it out to y’all next week!
This week over on the blog I shared a new take on Green Bean Casserole and a recipe for Old Fashioned Fruitcake Cookies!
It’s been a cool and rainy few days around these parts, so I’m thinking chicken and dumplings. That’s why I’m sharing by recipe for my Old Fashioned Southern Chicken and Dumplings. And while I most often serve this dish all by itself, I’m also sharing my recipe for my favorite Roasted Green Beans for those of you who want a little something green on the menu.
For dessert, I’m sharing my crazy easy Pecan Shortbread. I love the flavors and texture of shortbread cookies, but they can be a little fussy, so this easy version creates a bar cookie with all of the same great taste!
Last week, as I was scrolling through my feed, I stumbled across this Broccoli Cheese Casserole from my friend Mandy over at South Your Mouth. It looked like such a fresh, new take on the classic, I knew I wanted to share it with y’all.
Now, I don’t have any specific encouragement this week other than to say, y’all be kind. And if you can’t be kind, be quiet.
Have a great one, my friends!
Lived in the South for many years and the cuisine is what we miss most. Now living in the north we find we’re making many of these “southern” recipes sometimes with a twist. Example, Chicken ‘n Dumplings with Gnocchi instead of traditional dumplings and adding some baby spinach. Admittedly, this twist is from mother’s Italian heritage but it really works well. Also, with work schedules being what they are during the holidays, using store bought rotisserie chicken also helps. When COVID is well in hand we’ll be visiting the South again as many relatives still there.
Great ideas, Sheeva! Thanks for sharing those!