Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday Dinner, With Recipe

Yesterday, we had ourselves a good old-fashioned, farm-style Sunday Dinner. Which was consumed as our evening meal instead of our midday meal, but still.

Inspired by my newly acquired Pioneer Woman cookbook (from the library, but we'll be buying it I'm sure), we made pot roast, creamy mashed potatoes, and peach crumb cake.

I think Termerity Jane first tweeted with a link to the cake recipe, and about 5 minutes later an email came through from the Green-side of the family, planning our Easter dinner.

(Yes, they are always that organized and yes, they always plan that far ahead).

Since I had just read that mouth-watering recipe, I volunteered to make it for Easter. Without, you know, ever having made it. And if you knew the level of Suzie Homemakers and Becky Home Ecy's on David's side of the family, you'd raise one eyebrow at me and wonder what I was thinking.

I usually bring a fruit platter. Or a salad. Meanwhile, they butcher a hog in their basement, make and stuff their own sausage from a generations-old family recipe, all while also braising a leg of lamb with homemade mint sauce.

(And you probably think I'm kidding, but I'm not.)

Anyhoo, I made the peach crumb cake yesterday, to go with our Sunday Dinner. (We had friends over. We'd never be foolish enough to put the time or effort into making that kind of meal for our houseful of little ingrates, who eat the obligatory 2 nibbles before slinking off the family room to gorge on their secret stash of Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans.)

I cannot believe how easy this recipe was, and how delicious the results were! The original link, with photos, is here. (I'm printing here as well so if that link ever breaks I'll still have the recipe.) (I'm supa-smart!)

Peach Crunch Cake

24.5 oz jar of sliced peaches in light syrup
1 package yellow cake mix
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), cut into 16 pieces
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Layer ingredients in a 13 X 9 dish, in order starting with the peaches.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Serve warm or cold… with or without ice cream.



Seester said...

Haha Becky Home Ecy! Your new nickname.

TJ said...

Oh man, isn't that cake fantastic? And so easy it's practically criminal. Desserts shouldn't be so easy to make. I want to eat that stuff by the fistful.

d e v a n said...

yum yum!

Erin said...

MMMmmmm. I feel like Homer Simpson. Butttterrrrr... Mmmmm.

And yes, you are SUPA! Smart!

Marie Green said...

TJ- I am so glad you linked to this. It's going to save my bacon on Easter... I won't be just the "veggie tray" lady anymore. =)

And Erin- yes, MMMMMMM, butter.