Sunday Supper with Garden Roasted Veggies in Sweet Ginger Sauce

Last weekend on Sunday morning, we invited a family over for Sunday Supper.

I’d call that spontaneous entertaining.:)

There’s just something about Sunday afternoon meals that remind me of my childhood, except growing up, we’d eat at around 1. This time it was more like 4. My mom was the hostess with the mostess. I can still see her in her apron!

My husband and I ran through the menu together, cutting out the green salad. We had so many delicious veggies just picked and washed, from the garden, stored in Ziploc bags in the fridge.

This time I roasted the veggies, skins on, at 450 for about 1 hour, in my large stone bar pan.

Carrots, parsnips, beets, and one turnip. Yes, already harvested from the garden!

I also added 2 Sweet Vidalia onions.

Here’s how I made the roasted veggies:

I added Trader Joe’s Ginger Spread with some hot water, soy sauce, and plenty of garlic. Poured it over the veggies. Seasoned to taste. Drizzled with plenty of olive oil. Then in to the oven they went for a good solid hour at 450 degrees.

My table was set (inside … we’ve had so much rain in Oregon!) I cut a few of our lilies growing in the front yard, and lit the candles.

Our menu was simple.

But good.

And I didn’t let anyone help with the dishes.

Dishes were my gift to the family on that day.

When’s the last time you entertained on a Sunday, and who did the dishes?

9 comments on “Sunday Supper with Garden Roasted Veggies in Sweet Ginger Sauce”

  1. I love the picture of the dishes in the sink so many times in the media we see beautiful pictures of food on a table without any acknowledgement of how it got there or how it got cleaned up. Thanks for keeping it real and minimizing the intimidation factor!!

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  3. If you are a first time visitor to our house you can help prep but dishes are my gift to you. If you are a repeat visitor you are welcome to dive in because you know where everything goes. My only rule breaker is moms with young kids. Sit down, have something yummy to drink and read one of my many books or magazines. You can do all the dishes you want when you get home :-)

  4. This looks amazing, Sandy. I know it tasted scrumptious!

  5. What a lovely plate of food and I always insist on doing the dishes after everyone leaves. I’m praying to get some of that precious rain in Wyoming!

  6. What an amazing plate of food Sandy! Wow, your friends are lucky to have you nearby. I want to spend Sunday dinner with you! ;)

  7. We have company most Sundays and the dishwasher does the dishes. We usually keep it casual but if the good china is used, I do them after everyone has gone home. Love roasted veggies and will be trying your ginger sauce soon, it sounds so good. Lucky we have a Trader Joe’s close to home. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Please send me some of that rain…we need it !

  8. We just had brunch on Sunday with our kids being home, we did brunch on Saturday with family and friends, and we always do the dishes. Then on Sunday it was just my wife and I and our sons and daughter in laws. Nice easy quiet morning sitting around the table, coffee cups filled, and conversation flowing. It is always nice to see your children and their spouses engaging in conversation, and enjoying each others company.

    It is a rule in our house that if we invite you for dinner you are NOT to help with the clean up, or dishes, they can wait until after everyone has left. If we are serving courses, we put the dishes right into the dishwasher as we clear the table and serve the next course, when it is full we turn it on, and that way at least one full load is done before the night is over. We want our guests to enjoy their time with us, and we want to enjoy our time with them, those dishes can just wait!!!

    Blessings to you and yours
    Curtis & Sherrie

  9. I love roasted veggies and this ginger sauce sounds amazing. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s and I appreciate how you share recipes that are easy to do.

    blessings and love,

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