Friday, October 16, 2009


Fried Chicken

Chicken and Dumplin’s

Roast---Not Pot Roast, but not roasted, either

Pot Roast

Roast Chicken (simply called Baked Chicken)

Pork Roast and Dressing

Creamed Potatoes---usual title for Mashed Potatoes

Sunday Butterbeans

English Peas from a can

Del Monte Green Beans cooked with little Potatoes on top

Green Bean Casserole

Asparagus Casserole

Squash Casserole

Sweet Potato Souffle (Toffee-type Crust with Pecans on top)

Sweet Potato Casserole (with Marshmallows on top)

Pineapple casserole

Spanish Rice
Boullion Rice
And Macaroni and Cheese, courtesy of a reminder from Janie, at Southern Lagniappe; it certainly is worthy of mention for a Sunday Dinner Table


Five Cup

Congealed Salad (Jello, Pink Salad, Loaf Salad, Freezer Salad, Windowpane Waldorf, Watergate, Black Cherry Ice Cream, Sawdust, The Dreaded Blueberry-Black Cherry, Orange Mousse, Buttermilk Salad, DREAM SALAD)

Overnight/24 hour/Layered Salad

Combination salad

Potato Salad

Devilled Eggs

Macaroni Salad (shells for Sunday) sometimes with Tuna

Any home-canned pickles, preserves, conserve, jelly or jam deemed suitable for the menu


Yeast rolls (Cloverleaf, Parker House, or bun-shaped)

Brown and Serve Rolls

Pillsbury Crescents

Angel Biscuits


Banana Pudding

Chocolate Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie

Brownie Pie

Blueberry Cloud

Mountain Mama

Lemonade Bisque

Caramel Cake

Coconut Cake

Ambrosia Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Pound Cake and: Hot Fudge or Peaches or Strawberries or Lemon Sauce

Lemon Velvet Cake

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Shortcake (plain yellow cake, unfrosted, with berries and cream)

Angel Food Strawberry Cake (same, with a split Angel Food, re-stacked)

Ugly Cake

Definitions, explanations and recipes forthcoming.


Southern Lady said...

Rachel, it's eight o'clock in the morning and my mouth is watering after reading your "Preacher Food" list. One thing I noticed you overlooked is Macaroni and Cheese -- a staple casserole found at any southern gathering. And whether it was "made from scratch," or from the little Kraft's box, the person who brought it will always take home an empty dish.

Nail said...

What was that dessert that Mama made with pretzels as a crust? You've just given me so many good ideas for T-giving! If that's Mammaw E's dumplins, post that recipe first!

Indy Cookie said...

I can't wait to hear what "Ugly Cake" is! As my waist line can attest, I am very familiar with all the others!

racheld said...

JANIE---I added the mac & cheese---I know how much it is enjoyed. I was kinda going by the precept that Preacher Food is way above the usual dinner and supper dishes in perceived elegance.

Nail---Pretzel Salad---I'll be posting that one tomorrow. It's also the first three layers for Sawdust Salad, so that one will come, as well.

And Indy---I'll post that one soon. I don't know if that was the title on the recipe (From some magazine of the time) or if we took one look and said that. It's the classic chocolate layer, sugar and cocoa sprinkled over, dry, then boiling water over all. As it bakes, the cake rises through the sauce and thickens it into a luscious between-pudding-and-syrup.

Tonja said...

O, my goodness, I just went back and checked the list...if it was summer...there would always be fried okra! And sliced tomatoes, of course.

I can just about taste some of those delicious dishes. I wonder if i will ever taste sweet potatoe casserole with pecans and brown sugar on top as wonderful as my Mom made.