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Sunday Supper

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Sunday evening always has a bit of a melancholy tinge and it makes me want to create a send off party for the weekend. Usually this plays out as Sunday Supper. It’s comforting to gather up friends who might be lounging about and have a last hoorah.

Last night we had a quiet hoorah. It was just Eric, Jeff and me. Which is fantastic as we don’t get to spend nearly enough time with our good friend and just visit. And we kept it simple. Grilled pork chops and squash casserole.

Pork’s doneness can be difficult to gauge, so always use your thermometer and consult your cookbook. Tonight was no exception and the pork was not done all the way when we plucked it from the grill. Plan B – just slice it up and put it on the indoor grill for just a few moments. It turned out perfectly.

The squash casserole is the last soldier from Crystal’s victory squash garden. Her entire front yard was covered in yellow squash and zucchini and we have eaten our fill this summer. The casserole is crunchy, gooey and savory. A high note. There are plenty of leftovers which we will enjoy all this week as we contemplate Autumn’s arrival and we leave behind the pristine produce of Summer.

Gather your loved ones next Sunday night and wave good bye to the weekend with your own get together. It will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy come Monday.

xoxo, Patti