Sunday Nite Dinner Roundup

April 29, 2008 | Chuck
Sunday Nite Dinner Roundup

Hungry Bear and I are almost done moving. It's been non-stop packing, unpacking, organizing, purging, contractors coming and going, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming and crying... we can't wait to finish so we can finally enjoy the renovated digs. The first SND in the new kitchen is this coming Sunday and we're going to prepare a major feast to celebrate!

Over the last few months, we've had many great Sunday nite dinners. Sometimes I took pictures and other times I just wanted to eat and not bother with documenting the meal. Who wants to carry around camera equipment, a tripod and a lighting rig all the time? I'm kidding about the lighting. Although, I would bring my own lights if it weren't such a hassle.

In the slideshow, you'll see a roundup of SND meals going back to January. For some reason (waiting for recipes, bad lighting, awful photographer... me) or other, I haven't shared these meals until now.



Mexican at Deb and Brennan's  (January 7)

  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
  • Caesar Salad with Chili-Cilantro Dressing
  • Turkey Enchiladas
  • Crème Caramel

Chinese Hot Pot at Jane and Mark's  (January 27)

  • Chinese Hot Pot (beef, lamb, chicken, tofu, meatballs, spinach, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Hawaiian at Tracie and Eric's (February 16)

  • Japanese/Hawaiian-Style Potato Salad
  • Salmon Tofu Salad - tofu, salmon, onions, tomatoes, watercress, and bean sprouts with a soy sauce-based sauce
  • Broiled Sushi - crab, mayo, plain yogurt wrapped with nori
  • Steamed Dungeness Crabs
  • Clams
  • Lemon Cream Napoleon
  • Butter Mochi with Coconut Milk

Simple Sardines at Jane and Mark's (March 2)

  • Grilled Sardines with a French baguette
  • Mixed Green Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes


Sorry for not including any recipes. I'm hoping to get back on a normal posting routine shortly. I'll leave you with a picture of our new range. The next Sunday nite dinner has to take advantage of all the new features (pot filler, wok grate, griddle, savory oven and sweet oven). We're thinking a pasta course, a stir-fry, a big roast and a baked dessert. Any suggestions on what to make?

Viking Double Range

[tags]roundup, soup, enchiladas, chinese, hawaiian, mexican, sardines[/tags]

9 Comments on “Sunday Nite Dinner Roundup”

  1. Yay! You’re back. No suggestions but I wouldn’t mind a dinner invite. I’ll even peel fruit for dessert. ;)

  2. Lan said:

    i looove your flan pic. i’ve always called it flan for Lan! and your lau pix are fantastic. i hope to be able to host a lau party sometime in the winter.

    i really enjoy your blog and i might have to steal your idea of having sunday night dinners with my friends too, but i don’t think i could do it as often as you do! :)

  3. Dana Zia said:

    There you are! Glad to see you back. Just last night, I went to your blog because I was thinking you guys have been way too quite. Now I know why. Congratulations on your new digs! The range is to die for!!! That will be so much fun to play on. I just found some fresh local rhubarb last night and made a cobbler that was fantastic and so spring. I know you guys will whip up something amazing!
    Enjoy!!
    Dana Zia
    http://danazia.wordpress.com/

  4. Jen Yu said:

    Okay, I am not able to recommend what you should cook in your new kitchen, because I am trying to pick my jaw up from the floor after swooning over that photo! Wow and yeow and I want one! :) That is gorgeous. That is brilliant. I can’t wait to see it in action *hint hint*. That is fantastic. I’m so happy for you!

  5. Nilmandra said:

    Can I say that I’m absolutely lusting after your kitchen! Looking forward to more amazing dinners from you.

  6. Christine said:

    That double stove and rangetop of yours is killing me. And a wok grate too?! Seriously, in my dreams, my kitchen looks just like that.

    I think you should pan-fry dumplings in a wok that has its OWN WOK GRATE and pour water into it using that spiffy spout you got right there. How ’bout that? Really, I’m sure whatever you make will be so much more fun with this killer kitchen.

  7. Carroll said:

    New reader here from…oh heck…how in the world did I surf here…maybe the Vietnamese pulled pork recipe link from Blogher? Anyway, I have just *firmly* bookmarked your blog in hope that I will someday be able to wildly impress our beloved Vietnamese daughter-in-law (caramel sauce as a pantry staple? who knew!)

    Have to ask about the countertop in your spectacular kitchen. Could you possibly mention what that surface material is (and how you like it)? The look is exactly what I have in mind for an eventual remodel of ours.

    Expect me to be an avid archive reader and active commenter from now on :-)

    Many thanks!!!

  8. Chuck said:

    WC, if you peel fruit, you are welcome to dinner any time, seriously!

    Lan, please steal the Sunday Nite Dinner idea and make meals with your friends. If you find the right group of people, it’s a great experience.

    Dana, thanks! I’m glad you missed us. ;-)

    Thanks Jen, I took a few “action” shots… nothing too exciting. I still need to figure out the whole lighting situation in the kitchen.

    Nilmandra, thanks!

    Christine, the wok grate was on back order, but it shipped today! Fried dumplings sounds like a great idea.

    Carroll, however you found us, I’m just glad you did! The countertop is a dark grey granite. I forget what the exact finish is called. It’s not polished. I believe it’s a semi-honed finish with a matte like surface. Anyway, Hungry Bear will correct me if I’m wrong.

  9. canarygirl said:

    OMG. That range! I think I need to come over now. I have kitchen envy. ;)

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