Need ideas for Sunday dinner....?!

Question: Need ideas for Sunday dinner....?
Every Sunday I make a big comfort home style dinner for hubby. He looks forward to it all week.
Feel like I've cooked enough beef pot roasts, pork roasts, and so on.....
Don't mind spending time in the kitchen and if we have left over's for the next day even better.
Seems like I'm in a routine of preparing the same foods over and over.....looking for a change.
Last night we had Italian so don't want to prepare that. He's not much on soups or stews unless I fix a big pot of chili.
Wondering if any one has any suggestions of what they like to prepare for their Sunday menu?


How about a nice roasted chicken, with stuffing and whipped sweet potatos?

Lasagna or baked ziti with meatballs, and a nice Ceasar salad?

Stuffed cabbage rolls, or stuffed peppers? I’m making stuffed green peppers tommorrow - my husband loves them.
I brown ground beef, cook the regular rice (I don’t like instant), combine the 2 with adobe seasoning - or you could use garlic & onion salt, and whatever other spices you like, grate some cheese into the mixture, and add a little spaghetti or tomato sauc to the mixture to keep it moist.

I cut the peppers in half and remove the cores and seeds, then put them in boiling water for about 5 minutes at most, till they soften up, and then stuff them with the rice, beef mixture. Pop them in a 350 degree oven, top with more sauce, and cook for about 30 minutes.

We also like salmon cakes, or crab cakes, with a salad and a twice-baked potato, and applesauce.

There are tons of great recipe ideas on the internet. One of the sites a bunch of us go to is You can get tons of ideas there.

Good Luck!

Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes and broccoli and maybe corn on the cob.
Boston butt is really good baked in the oven w/ a vinegar based bbq sauce.
Also baked chicken is good. You can make sides like potato salad, mashed coliflower, homemade mac& chz. You could have breakfast for dinner and do pancakes and eggs and bacon.

You should check out the betty crocker, pillsbury, and kraft websites. They have lots of recipes....

Poppy Seed Chicken!

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced.
1 can cream of chicken soup
6 oz. sour cream
1 sleeve Ritx crackers
2 T poppy seeds
1/2 stick butter.

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Butter 13x9 pan. Arrange layer of diced chicken in pan.
Mix soup and sour cream. Layer over chicken.

Crush Ritz and stir in poppy seeds. Melt butter and mix in crackers. Spoon mixture over chicken/soup in pan.

Cook for 30-40 minutes until bubbly.

It's just a nice comfort dinner, and reheats well!

One of my faves is chicken enchiladas. I make it real easy. Boil chicken breasts, when done pull them apart like you are shredding them. Put a little shredded cheese (whatever kind you like) I use cheddar, in a tortilla then chicken. Season with cumin, garlic, and onion powder. roll the tortilla up. put the tortilla's in a 13x9 pan or bigger if you have. I put re fried beans all over the tops of the tortilla's. Then enchilada sauce either mild or green (which ever you per fer) then I cover with shredded cheese. Put in oven for 30 minutes at 350. mum mum good!

One of our favorites is enchiladas. But not quick enchiladas like with cream of something soup or canned sauce. It takes me all day to make the tortillas, the mole sauce, and the dirty rice filling. It really is made with love and makes great leftovers.

What about a roasted chicken with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, asparagus and some southern style biscuits. Maybe brownies or banana pudding for dessert.

My tummy, now I'm hungry.

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn bread, and a veggie like steamed brocoli or corn on the cob.

stew with dumplings

How about:

Slow cooked oxtails with pearl onions & mushroom gravy. Spoon over rice. For veggies; cabbage or garlic & butter spinach.

Oven baked (slow) or smoked cornbeef with fried cabbage candied carrots, and potato salad. Or make the cabbage the regular way and make pan fried potatoes.

Lamb, asparagus or asparagus casserole, and garlic & butter red potatoes. (we eat it all year).

Smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes, and corn. I love BBQ (brisket, rib, chicken) with corn casserole and home made coleslaw.

Fish (rainbow trout, blue fish, salmon), lobster, scallops? If so, make a nice hearty stuffing, or double stuffed baked potato, and a nice hearty salad with the usual lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, but then add pickled beets, scallions or red onions, pepperoncini, cheese, bacon bits, olives (kalamata, green, black), and croutons. Serve with a batch of cheddar cheese biscuits or snowflake rolls.

And, don't get me started with the possibilities for dessert. I will be here all night

A favorite of my hubby's and not very difficult. These also make good sandwiches.

Chicken Parmesan

4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
Seasoned bread crumbs
8 slices mozzarella cheese, or more
1 jar (16 oz) spaghetti sauce (or use your own favorite marinara sauce recipe)
Parmesan cheese

Whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the chicken breasts in milk and egg mixture and then in bread crumbs. In a skillet with a little olive oil over medium-high heat, brown on both sides until golden.

Set chicken in a baking dish.
Slice 8 pieces of mozzarella cheese and put two on each chicken breast. Pour 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce over all. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a little more mozzarella and bake at 350° for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with spaghetti, garlic bread and a nice green salad.

Another good one:

Egg Rolls

1 Package of egg roll skins
Garlic to taste
1 lb hamburger
1 can Fancy Chinese Vegetables
3 T soy sauce
? to ? water
1 heaping T of corn starch
2 cups carrots diced
1 tsp ginger

Fry hamburger in skillet until it loses the red color. Add water, carrots,
ginger, soy sauce, garlic and corn starch. Cook for a few minutes until it thickens. Add the Chinese veggies. Cover and set aside until the mixture cools. Add about a tablespoon of meat mixture to the center of the egg
roll skin, roll up, moisten with a little water to seal the skin and fry till
golden brown.

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