Sunday Supper

8.13.2012

We aren't fancy folks sitting at a fancy set table each night even though I will go all out at the holidays such as herehere, or here. The few times I do cook and set the table, it is just very simple for the two of us. Here is what our table usually looks like at supper time.

Just cloth napkins and the needed silverware. We have enjoyed fresh picked veggies and fruit from our garden. I love summer time meals.

Fried okra.

Fresh sliced tomatoes.

Silver Queen corn on the cob in corn holders from Williams Sonoma years ago.

Cantaloupe.

My plate with baked chicken. 

The mister drinks sweet tea and I drink water in our Dollar Tree lemon slice glasses.
 Just plain and simple.

Good country eating every once in a while. Not all the time since I am trying to lose weight.
Our garden is basically through producing this year except for some okra.

Do you sit to a beautifully set table or just plain and simple?

The way I fix the baked chicken:

Brush chicken breasts with olive oil
sprinkle with Montreal Chicken Seasoning on both sides
brown both sides on grill pan on stove
place pan with chicken in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

My grill pan can go straight in the oven. Love that feature.

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54 comments:

  1. Um, this looks like a healthy meal to me. Maybe not the fried okra, but otherwise very healthy. Simple is the way to go for singles and couples most nights. Too many other things to do. :) xo

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  2. That looks like my kind of summer meal! Last night we have grilled burgers and hot dogs, cole slaw, tomatoes and pesto pasta salad.

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  3. It may be plain and simple but it looks awfully COZY and SWEET!!! :) My husband fell in LOVE with fried okra when we traveled to TN. of course it was Cracker Barrels fried Okra. :)

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  4. I cook for the 2 of us every night and I have trouble coming up with a meal every darn night for 44 years:):) Right now I have country style ribs in the crock pot. I do NOT set a fancy table for us. Everyday dishes, flatware, paper napkins; you get the idea. I wish I could set a fancy table all the time but it is too time consuming. Your dinner looks good. I have never had okra! XO, pinky

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  5. yummmm... love the fried okra. We're headed to South Carolina this week, so I am getting in the mood for some delicious low-country treats....this is the icing on the cake, so to speak!

    ciao!

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  6. Simple for us too but always cloth napkins. Love love fried okra. Yours looks awesome.

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  7. I'm growing Okra for the first time this year and can't wait to try it! If I get that nailed, I may be able to pass for a southern gal. lol ~ Maureen

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  8. I know this sounds odd- but we eat at our desks in the family room. There's a large desk behind the sofa's that mirror each other but you cant see them and thats the part we love. close the laptop and it looks like sofa tables in here.
    we do love eating on out fancy dishes with pretty silverware. the breakfast table- dining table and 9 ft bar have rarely been used in the last 11 years.. waste of space actually.

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  9. That looks really good and simple to make, which is a win win situation! I bet someone finished all those sliced tomatoes with some salt and pepper...

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  10. Oh now I want some fried okra and tomatoes! Corn on the cob would be good too.;-)

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  11. Nice Kim...look at that garden goodness! Love that table too! did you paint it? beautiful!

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  12. WOW! Fried okra, fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob. What more do you need? We can get decent corn here in the PNW (not Silver Queen) but forget about really good tomatoes.
    Simple table settings for us, too.

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  13. Oh I love fried okra, it is sooooooooo good. Looks like my kind of meal. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  14. It all looks so tasty and inviting!!! That fried okra really looks great! We usually set a very simple table...yours looks quite fancy compared to ours!

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  15. What a wonderful meal Kim. So jealous you have room to grow corn and cantaloupe! I've kept my table fully set all the time since when our house was up for sale a few years ago. Most of the time we eat at the bar though and the bar is usually just set with placemats.

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  16. Oh.....Wish I was sitting right there eating with you. That is my kind of meal! We haven't tried our okra yet, but plan to this week before it gets too soft. So jealous that you have that sweet cantaloupe from your garden. I think we're going to grow some next year. And don't even get me started on that yummy corn! That is one of my favorite vegetables with butter and salt and pepper. The only thing missing from your delicious dinner (besides me) is some homemade buttered biscuits! Now, I've gone and made myself hungry. We set our table very plain and simple too.

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  17. Your dinner looks delicious and I just LOVE fried okra! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful night!

    Aledia

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  18. Looks so good !! Nothing like homegrown and fresh. I will have a bit of each please. :)

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  19. Love the simplicity of your table. And that kind of food is what I grew up on. Looks delicious!
    Brenda

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  20. We eat pretty simply most of the time. I do set a nice table when we are having anyone over. A lot of times I will serve buffet style, too. xo Diana

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  21. Kim, I had to laugh my boys had a cow the other day when I told them it was family dinner night. We used cloth napkins (they said what are those for we have our sleeve) They drank out of glass goblets (and said can't we just drink out the milk jug) LOL Boys. Your table looks very sophisticated to me. A cloth napkin throws the whole house out of wack here. Your okra looks amazing, wish I could taste it. We have been eating lots of tomatoes around here also. Doesn't it taste better when you know you grew it?

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  22. I love it, especially the fried okra! You didn't do too bad with this meal, I'm finding portion control is key when eating stuff that's not on the diet! Have a great week!

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  23. Ok, am I the only one who has never had fried okra?? ** on my bucket list: try friend okra**
    But I am a mad woman for some sliced right out of the garden ( someone Else's, I have black thumbs)tomatoes, and fresh corn on the cob.
    Very cozy meal for two.
    Luv your table.
    Cheers, Gee

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  24. Fried okra, tomatoes and corn on the cob??? I could live on that meal!

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  25. The chicken sounds/looks delicious! What kind of grill pan do you have? I have read that some should not be used on a ceramic cooktop. I would want one that can be used on a ceramic cooktop and also oven proof.

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  26. Hi Kim,
    This looks wonderful! The fried okra looks delicious! This is how our table will look in a few weeks when the girls go back to school. It will be just the two of us again. I have to say you made me hungry just looking at your table setting!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  27. Hey!! Where did you get your grill pan at? If you don't mind me asking? That sounds easy!

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  28. I'm curious, what do ya'll eat if you don't cook? Nothing wrong with that - just wondering.

    I generally cook 4-5 nights a week. I will usually do some type meat or casserole once or twice a week that will be used another meal as leftovers (it's just the two of us). We usually eat at the breakfast nook table and I set it pretty simple. I enjoy cooking and knowing we are eating healthy, although we do often "treat" ourselves to not as healthy stuff.

    We had homegrown cukes and tomatoes tonight. I almost fixed okra too LOL. Love cantalope!

    tina

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  29. Looks like a perfect summer dinner. I too have Dollar Tree lemon slice glasses and I love them.

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  30. My kind of dinner, Kimmie.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  31. That okra looks so yummy!!!!'. Have you ever tried the Montreal steak seasoning on chicken? It's pretty tasty too!

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  32. Oh Kim that looks perfect to me. I love fried okra!

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  33. Oh my, that fried okra is making my mouth water. That is one of my fave southern treats. I planted some late pole beans and we are getting ready to have a good harvest of those. I still get a tomato every now and then, but that long heat wave almost did them in. I am getting ready to harvest some potatoes soon. I can't wait for those. :) We are the same, nothing fancy. I do use real plates all the time b/c I don't believe in styrofoam if I can help it. but to each his/her own. Yummy dinner.

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  34. There is nothing better in the world than fried okra and yours looks yummy! You should share your recipe!

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  35. ummmm....it all looks delicious and I know you enjoyed these veggies from your very own garden.
    xo

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  36. I could eat like this everyday! Nothing better than fresh vegetables…..

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  37. It looks delicious, Kim. My husband would love your fried okra.

    I love to cook, but I rarely cook on week nights after a day at work. Those days we either do a salad, leftovers or one of us picks something up on the way home.

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  38. mmmm mmmm good.

    My husband taught me a tip when we got married about buttering our corn on the cob. We use the end piece or heel from the loaf of bread,(no one eats it anyway)we spread a generous amount of butter on it and then cup it in your hand and roll the corn up and down and round and round on the bread. It gets all the little creases, we use it for several ears of corn. Sometimes we add more butter, depends on each person and how much butter they want. Sometimes, my husband will eat the bread and sometimes he doesn't. It sure beats trying to use a butter knife and get all over the entire ear while the butter is slip/sliding away.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  39. Looks like my kind of dinner.....those tomatoes look wonderful!...When it is just the two of us, we have a simple setting...but I always love using pretty plates as I swear it makes the food taste better!!!....Love those lemon slice glasses...I wonder if my Dollar Store has them...they are so cute!...

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  40. Yummo! I love a meatless meal it makes me feel so much better. I have fried okra only 1 time this summer and it was amazing. Now I'm craving friend okra. Gotta run to the farmers market!

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  41. While I love to set a fun table I really am just a plain old good food gal!! Love this rustic table and that gorgeous food. I need to try that chicken recipe. Hugs, Linda

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  42. I do up my chicken the SAME exact way you do... even the seasoning. So yummy!!

    We just do a simple table...if we sit at the table. Most meals lately have been make a plate of food and sit in the cool downstairs family room.

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  43. I set very plain and very simple. Some times it's the stove that is set - with the pot full of food still on it and the plates sitting next to it for self serve.

    ~Bliss~

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  44. This food is your table is the best in the world in the summertime isn't it? I have never tried to grow any okra, but I think next year I might. Thanks for sharing -- now I am hungry!

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  45. WOW...that looks like some good eating! Your husband is a lucky man :)

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  46. Yum! I love summer vegetable meals!
    -Trish

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  47. YUM!!! How sad is this?? Half the time we're using TV trays in the living room & the other half we're eating at the island. It's just the 2 of us & it's simpler.

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  48. Your dinner looks yummy. I think in these rushed times that it is still wonderful to sit down together at dinner. Our table is usually plain, but it is the food and the company we keep that matter.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  49. I always find it funny when people think that because I do (or did...I'm slacking) tablescapes that we really eat that way! I'm usually in my chair with a plate in my lap and my husband is on the loveseat with a tv tray. We truly never sit at the table when it is just the 2 of us. We talked last night about how differently we eat now than when the kids were home. Sometimes all veggies in the summer...lots of times we have cheese, crackers and fruit...last night eggs and grits! The pot roast with potatoes and veggies, baked ham with au gratin potatoes...are rare these days. Too much work and too much food for just the 2 of us!

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  50. <3 okra, <3 tomatoes, <3 those lemon glasses! Almost bought'em myself =)

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  51. There is NOTHING better than a summer dinner. My favorite all time dinner as a child ( and all through my life ) was :
    Corn on the Cob ( and yes my grandfather grew that Silver Queen in his garden :)
    Fresh Tomatoes ( My MOM used to eat them like an apple in the summer when they were fresh picked )
    German Fried Potatoes ( you just boil them a little first then fry with seasonings )
    Cuke Salad ( simple...vinegar and mayo )

    But I ALWAYS eat this on my best china with a lace tablecloth! Ha ha NOT :)

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  52. Even though the food might be simple, I always use cloth napkins and placemats (or a tablecloth) and real china, cutlery and glassware. (No paper or plastic.) And store containers are not allowed on the table! Which means condiments are put in small dishes with spoons, milk or cream is put into a pitcher, and whatever beverages there are (juice, iced water, lemonade or cold tea) is poured from a pitcher or glass container. I get that from my grandmother who, even when she lived alone, would always put milk in a pitcher when she was having her tea or coffee! But despite how 'fancy' that might sound, it can still look very laid back and comfy.

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