Sunday Supper: Old Fashioned Edition

What are you having? Are you having a good meal with others as you sanctify your Sunday?

Here’s an old fashioned drink.


Vietnamese tonight.

Spring rolls and Pho!



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  1. acardnal says:

    I hope that Old Fashioned had brandy in it! [Tisk. Rye.]

  2. Konichiwa says:

    Oishii! Fr, have you had a good bowl of Bun Bo Hue before? If not, then I highly recommend it to you.

    [There is a good Vietnamese place nearby, but they don’t have that on the menu, alas.]

  3. elaurier says:

    Home grown tomatoes, sweet corn on the cob and home made basil-cilantro pesto on a slice of green chile pinon nut bread. It just doesn’t get much better than this. Oh, and sweet tea.

  4. Poustinik1 says:

    Am just about to begin cooking old fashioned beef and lentil soup. Not very sophisticated but rib sticking good.

  5. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    I love me some Pho.

  6. Andrew says:

    Wow! The food of superheros.

    [Hard to beat well-made Pho.]

  7. Southern Baron says:

    Just a nice caesar salad, but we had a copious brunch after Mass at the local diner, as one does in NJ. I think I’ll make an old fashioned now, too, but I usually leave out the orange. And I never use brandy, but to each his own, acardnal!

  8. Liz says:

    Yummy homemade eggrolls–no fish sauce though :(–and stir fry with whole wheat noodles. It was really good. Now we will have chocolate cake to celebrate a birthday.

  9. Mike says:

    Here in the DC area it’s fairly cool weather so we had dinner on the back deck: grilled skirt steak, string beans, yellow squash with bacon, fried onions, and cheddar (it’s a Southern recipe), with a nice glass of Chardonnay for mom and dad. Pretty simple, but a good, quiet way to bring summer to a close…

  10. bernadette says:

    All of my daughters are here with me this weekend. In a few minutes we are going to the Redondo Beach pier for some seafood and white wine or cocktails.

  11. Elizium23 says:

    I love goi cuon (salad rolls). I have them every week. Since I started my diet sometimes I only get two and that is my dinner. Sometimes four. On the occasion that I eat there on Fridays, I ask them to hold the pork.

  12. acardnal says:

    When one is from the upper Midwest like Fr. Z and myself, Brandy is the key ingredient in our Old Fashioned’s not Southern Comfort of anything else. [Tisk tisk. Unless you use Rye, as you are supposed to.] Wisconsin used to be the largest per capita consumer of Brandy in the USA. It has recently fallen to second place after the District of Columbia.

    Quote from the article below:
    “Wisconsin has the highest percentage of retail spending on brandy in the United States, according to a spokeswoman for E.&J. Gallo Winery, which produces E&J Brandy.
    In 2012, California-based Korbel shipped about 324,000 nine-liter cases of brandy. Of those, about 141,000 – 43.5% of Korbel’s production – went to Wisconsin.”

    It’s cold here in the winter.

  13. Hank Igitur says:

    Home made arancini with fennel and a Puligny Montrachet followed by marinated eye filet on the grill with roasted mini beets, mushrooms and goat chess paired with a 1998 Penfolds 389 (decanted) then a Joan Baez concert then a prune and armagnac tart later on. Obviously all at a friend’s place for a catch up.

  14. ChesterFrank says:

    Two perfectly poured pints of Rare Vos!

  15. Jeannie_C says:

    Tomato basil risotto with leftover rotisserie chicken to use it up, steamed zucchini. Sadly, no dessert save for a cookie from the jar, and we’re out of wine….

  16. spe salvi says:

    Vietnamese cuisine FTW! (I think this is your first time mentioning having Viet food?)

  17. StWinefride says:

    It’s a new day over here as I check Fr Z’s blog – dinner last night was take-away from our excellent local Italian Restaurant – spaghetti bolognese and penne amatriciana. It’s nice to take a break from cooking once in a while!

  18. James Joseph says:

    Being an over-skilled meat-cutting wage slave with loads of culinary talent. Alas, I am underpaid, so it logically follows that I am not married since I do not sit behind a desk. I am by myself. I opened a can of beans.

  19. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Chicken curry (yellow) and rice. It was really good!

  20. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Grilled both rib-eyes and corn on the cob, add a big salad with copious tomatoes and a glass of Malbec.

  21. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Of course the Reverend Father is right: an Old Fashioned is made with Rye. A Vieux Carre is made with Rye and Brandy. My twist, the Ancien Regime is made with Brandy and a secret ingredient.

  22. Lucy C says:

    My dearly beloved is an excellent BBQ chef! He made grilled chicken breasts, potato wedges and stuffed mushrooms. I added a simple broccoli, cucumber and tomato salad. Yum……..

  23. Torpedo1 says:

    it was frighteningly hot here yesterday, still is. so I threw together chicken salad and put that into some good roles I picked up at the store. I also bought water mellon, I adore the stuff, and served that for dinner. My sister, brother in law and fiancé all enjoyed it. Afterwords, I told them they could help themselves to ice cream sandwiches in the freezer. Just had a chicken salad sandwich and water mellon left-over for lunch today and it was just as yummy. the temp is supposed to hit 98 degrees here today and so I needed something cold and refreshing. Stay out of the heat Minnesota. :)

  24. norancor says:

    Beautifully simple meal, Father.

    For us, it was cookout night with friends. Hamburgers, hot dogs, tortilla chips and salsa.

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