Sunday Dinner

There is just something special about Sunday’s. It’s a day for families, but todays families are always so scattered and it seems the older we all get the busier we are. Regardless of what is going on in our lives or how “busy” we are, we always take the time to spend Sunday with Grandma.Β Β On a typical Sunday at my Grandma’s house you will find (at least) 12 people watching whatever sport is on, various chips & dips on the table and me overloading on M&M’s before dinner is even served!

If you’ve ever met my Grandma you know what an amazing woman she is. She always leaves a lasting impression, knows exactly what to say at exactly the right time and cooks up some of the best dinners I’ve ever had. No matter what’s on the menu we know it’s going to be delicious. Some of our Sunday staples include lasagna, chicken tetrazini, stuffed chicken, stir fry, GRANDMA BREAD and let’s not forget about dessert! I truly give my Grandma credit (blame) for my obsession with sweets. When a waitress at a restaurant asks if we want to order dessert after we’ve all eaten ourselves silly she always says “Sure, we’ll have a bite!” My kind of girl…

Last night’s Sunday dinner was one of my favorites. We inahled enjoyed Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes (the best you’ll ever have), carrots, broccoli, strawberries and rolls. I almost didn’t go because I was “busy”… I had/have a lot to do for an upcoming Bridal shower this weekend and didn’t think lounging at Grandma’s for 6 hours was a good idea. My brother called and said he was going back to college in the morning and wanted to make sure I’d be there. So, off I went. I don’t need much convincing when it comes to a homecooked meal – ESPECIALLY when it gives meΒ a break out of the kitchen.

 

Grandma with her grandchildren - I'm the only girl!

 

 

I hope we continue this tradition forever and ever. I love the family time, the memories it makes and the dessert my grandma serves πŸ˜‰

Of course I forgot to take pictures of my dessert… I was overly excited that we were having brownie sundaes and there were 4 different types of ice creams to choose from. I also had to try out all 4 flavors. It was completely unnecessary.

I wont be giving out any of Grandma’s recipes today… But I did make a cookie you might be interested in!

When these are on sale for $1…you buy them.

Then, you think of some way to incorporate them into a dessert recipe…

Next, you remember how good these monster sized cookies were.

So you decide to substitute the butterfinger for the oreo.

Now you do a happy dance because you are a genius (and you’re on a sugar high)

Butterfinger Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c Butter plus 2 tbs.
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Dark brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c Flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (i used ghiradelli)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (i used ghiradelli)
  • Mini butterfingers

Directions

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl with electric mixer beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla at med-high speed until fluffy.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low, add flour, increase speed gradually and beat just until blended. StirΒ in white and milk chocolate chips

  • Take a ice cream sized scoop and place one on each end of butterfinger

  • Press sides down and seal edges so butterfinger is completely covered.
  • Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart because these will be large and in charge

  • Bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove from oven when browned on edges

I dare you to eat just one…Double dog dare you. Now you have to…

I clearly need some type of detoxing in my life… My stretchy pants aren’t stretching anymore.

QUESTIONS: Do you have Sunday dinners with your family?? What is your favorite dish your Grandma makes?

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22 Responses to “Sunday Dinner”

  1. I love being with my family. Both of my grandmothers are amazing cooks. One has been sick for several years now, but when I was a kid, she would make the BEST pizza ever. Her and my gpa owned a restaurant, and they were both such great cooks. πŸ™‚ Your grandmother looks like an amazing cook too. Such delicious-looking comfort food!

  2. I love eating and hanging with my family, but unfortunately my mom isn’t a very good cook (I love her dearly and she knows this). She hates cooking, but we love going out to big breakfasts on Sundays! Can’t wait until Mother’s Day because we always go to one of those amazing gourmet buffets with chocolate fountains and such!

    I’ve never been a fan of Butterfingers, but you’re cookies are tempting! Now, I’ll just have to go stuff my face with a PB protein disc, instead! πŸ™‚

    Grandmas are the best!!

  3. have you seen the facebook page where all it is are stuffed desserts? http://www.facebook.com/bakeitinacake?ref=ts&sk=wall

    seriously, you need to go check it out. you should post some of your recipes there!

  4. Sunday family dinners are the best. We never had that tradition here at my house but I think it’s great for those that do. Those cookies look amazing! You are one hell of a baker πŸ˜‰

  5. I also love a good Sunday dinner, though I haven’t had one in my family for ages. I try to replicate this tradition in my own house though, and when I do I either make a roast or my grandma’s meatloaf. Mashed potatoes are a requirement!

  6. I love big dinners with my family – they usually happen on random weekdays and we all help cook! πŸ™‚

  7. I think our sweet tooth’s are like the exact same. Up until this detox I just did, my stretchy pants weren’t stretching either haha!
    Great dinner, nothing beats a great meal with your family!!

  8. I love Sunday dinners, but since we’re all grown up it has turned into just bday dinners that gets us all together-:( Those cookies are unreal-wow!

  9. Love this post!! I made double chocolate oreo chocolate chip cookies this weekend, butterfinger stuffed cookies sound amazing!!! LOL at the stretchy pants thing πŸ™‚

    My favorite thing my grandma makes is enchiladas!! YUM!

  10. My Mamoe made the BEST blueberry buckle ever. it’s like apple crisp.. but with blueberries!

    and I LOVE that we are cake-tasting twins… and that both our names are Alyssa. bffs!

  11. I love love love being with family! I’m actually lucky that my Aunt and Uncle and Grandfather all live in the same city Christopher and I live in so we always get together for Sunday lunch. It’s such a great time together and I love it! πŸ™‚

  12. My grandma makes the best potato salad! No one can ever beat it!!

    Ps. Are you kidding me with those cookies? Incredible! Kudos to you!

  13. i just did the happy dance looking at your dessert pics! oh yummmyyyy send some here asap!

  14. I have dinner with my family every Sunday. But then again, I have dinner with my family EVERY evening πŸ˜‰
    Wow, those cookies look AMAZING!! I know I wouldn’t be able to eat just one either πŸ™‚
    I love everything my grandma makes! She makes the best vegetarian stuffing, vegetarian tamale pie, and the BEST EVER mac and cheese!!!!! πŸ˜€

  15. What a wonderful family tradition you have!

    I need to make cookies stuffed with other candy….sounds amazing!!

  16. What an awesome family tradition. I wish we had those, but my family is pretty divided, so my family now consists of my husband and puppy πŸ™‚

  17. All the things you can put in the middle of a cookie… it’s amazing! πŸ™‚

  18. These cookies look AMAZING! and I love Sundays too! It is the perfect day to spend time with family, share a meal, and definitely reflect on blessings πŸ™‚

  19. My grandmother was a great chef before she got sick :/…. she made the best homemade pizzas and homemeade bread, anything out of the oven was good! πŸ™‚ it was nice to reminisce about that thanks! πŸ™‚ PS butter finger cookies are a great idea!

  20. One of my grandmothers makes THE best curry. Ah, it is heavenly! Sadly, even though my other grandmother is Italian, she is not a terrific cook. You would think that the Italian one would be the chef, but no!

  21. Growing up we always had Sunday dinner (well, more like sunday dinner/lunch) and it was awesome! I miss those 😦 Love your bloggie! and idk which recipe to choose from, both grandmothers cook sooo well!

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