Sunday Supper: guest spot

I haven’t posted any Sunday Supper entries for a while, for various reasons (none of which being “I forgot”).

Today, however, I want to bring to your attention a great idea I saw in the “Power Player of the Week” segment on Fox News Sunday, hosted by Chris Wallace.

Wallace this week interviewed his own wife, Lorraine Wallace, about a feature of their family life which has become the topic of a book she put together.

Mr. Sunday’s Soups.  “More than 75 delicious homemade recipes to bring your family together.”

Because of their busy Sunday schedule – for a long time – the Wallaces have had soups on Sundays. Soup is always, easy to make in large or small quantities, of infinite variety and provides great flexibility for serving times. Their custom of having soups helped them maximize the potential of having the whole family eat together.

On a personal note, I had the opportunity to work with Chris Wallace pretty closely for several days in Rome when Bl. John Paul II. I was a Fox News contributor at that time.  Mr. Wallace is a great gentleman.  I have a sense from having known him a little that the family dimension of this book will also be edifying and worthy in its own right.

Eating together is one of the points behind my Supper Supper posts. We have to eat together more often, strengthen those ties which bond so well at the table.

The point Lorraine Wallace is making with her book is underscored by the inclusion of lots of photos and items about their family life, not just recipes.

For various reasons right now, haven’t been posting Sunday Supper posts, though I would like to.  I welcome this “guest spot”.

I would be happy to have guest spots from readers in the future.  If you would like to contact me, maybe we can set up a schedule for guest contributions.  There would have to be notes about how to make what you make, why you chose it, where it comes from, and, of course, photos and tips.

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  1. benedetta says:

    Looks like a great collection of recipes in this book — would love to try the famous Senate bean soup.

  2. Liz says:

    We eat a ton of soup around here. It’s a good, frugal way to feed a huge crowd and you can put in a lot of this and that: (leftover meat, garden vegatables from the freezer etc.) If you make some good bread or biscuits and it’s a meal. Although on Sunday I try not to have it since we have it so much otherwise. Pulled pork tonight. The crock pot is my best friend on Sunday (that and my husband who is pulling the pork!)

  3. jasoncpetty says:

    My blessed wife’s been preparing soups lately from the Twelve Months of Monastery Soups book (written by a Trappist brother). The soups really are good and much easier to prepare than a “full meal.” Check it out!

  4. Grabski says:

    We had black bean soup tonight; peppers, oranges, onions, rice, tomatoes, celery and of course, beans. Black pepper/salt/bay leaf and eat it with rice and olive oil

    Will be better each day this week!

  5. Rachel Pineda says:

    What a great idea! I love experimenting with new recipes for my family. Since I can remember Sunday supper has been THE meal of the week. It’s always been a family tradition, thank God, to get together with Great-Grandmother, grandma & grandpa, aunts & uncles, pretty much the whole family. It’s a much needed and appreciated rest from the whole week. Even with all of the cooking, it’s well worth all of the fuss.

  6. JaneC says:

    The crockpot is also my best friend on many Sundays. My husband is the parish organist, and I sing in the choir and play in the bell choir. The parish we are currently at does not have a Sunday evening Mass, but occasionally they have Evening Prayer on Sundays. So we’re busy, and it isn’t always predictable when my husband will arrive home–and sometimes he has people in tow! So I use the crockpot, because the food will keep if he’s late, and make extra in case of guests. Guinness beef stew is a favorite, and so are pork tenderloin, pork ribs, and chicken with root vegetables.

  7. lucy says:

    Last night was hearty beef soup. I used my friend’s recipe for Portugese roast beef (roasted the day before all day with tomato sauce and lots of spices and seasonings) and then turn it into soup. It’s delicious ! Last night after our 3:30 Mass time, we invited a few more guests and all I had to do when I got home was to add another carton of beef broth and some extra frozen veggies to make it stretch to meet the need. Some good bread and a salad extended it to a real meal. I’d love to see Fr. make a recipe section so we could share and share alike !

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