Book Review ~ Sunday Suppers

Sundays are a nice relaxing day to gather with friends or family. As you sit, talk, and enjoy time together; it's a wonderful setting to have delicious food too. Sometimes it's hard to think up what food to fix for a large or small group, but this cookbook has the solution for you with ideas for each Sunday throughout the year. 

Sunday Suppers - Simple, delicious menus for family gatherings

For almost 9 years we lived in South Carolina and I fell in love with the food that people fixed in their homes and the local restaurants. The flavors were amazing and meals took hours to eat while we talked and had our friendships and family relations grow stronger. Every few months my husbands family would gather for supper on Sunday and it was a good time for me to get to know my in-laws. The menus in this book are full of Southern inspired recipes guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for reviewing it. That in no way swayed my review, all thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Sunday Suppers: Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings by Cynthia Graubart

On Sunday, making meals for your family and friends is a nice way to end your weekend. You can relax and talk while eating foods that everyone enjoys. Sunday Suppers provides recipes and menu ideas that revitalize the iconic Southern Sunday meal, inspired by suppers past and present. While many of the meals have a Southern element, the recipes found within the pages of this cookbook are very diverse.

Synopsis of Sunday Suppers

Sunday supper doesn’t have a set time. It can be formal, or it can be casual. It can take place after a lazy Sunday afternoon spent at the lake, it can be the delicious conclusion to your day after church, or after a game of touch football in the back yard. The key to supper is that it brings family and friends together over food that has been prepared with care and many times from cherished family recipes.

With easy menu-planning ideas, cooking tricks, tips for stocking the pantry, and around-the-table inspiration for everything from decorating the table, you’ll have all of the tools you need to host a proper Sunday supper.

"If your family is struggling to find time to eat together regularly, Sunday supper is a great place to start. We have more time to spend cooking on Sundays, and it doesn't have to be fancy" ~ Cynthia Graubart

Book Review of Sunday Suppers by Cynthia Graubart

a look at Sunday Suppers Cookbook Chicken Pot Pie Menu Planning

For me, the hardest part of cooking is making the meal plans and figuring out what will go together. I loved that Sunday Suppers makes meal planning so easy. There are 52 menu ideas that you can mix and match, making the possibilities of what to fix practically endless. 

This cookbook is beautiful! The cover has a lovely feel, the pages are thick and non-glossy, and every recipe has an amazingly delicious-looking photograph. For me, pictures for every recipe is a must. With enticing photos, I'm more likely to try a new recipe. 

Whether you are cooking for a big group or your immediate family, this cookbook has what you are looking for. Don't skip over the Introduction of the book, it has some great information on planning your meals, substitutions in recipes, and my favorite part "How To Time A Menu" with an example of timing from starting meal prep to serving your tasty supper.

table of contents in Sunday Suppers by Cynthia Graubart of Southern Living Magazine

Each section containing menus has 8-13 different menus with differing serving amounts. Most menus contains a main dish, side dish, and a dessert or bread. In each section there are tips for setting the scene of your get together, tips for making your menu more successful, variations on the recipes included, and short interviews with cookbook authors about their favorite Sunday suppers.

Your mouth will water as you look at the recipes throughout this fabulous cookbook. They will make you want to get in the kitchen on a long Sunday afternoon and make a delicious meal for your loved ones.

Menu Highlights from Each Section

Sunday Suppers Cookbook Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies Recipe

Just Us -  One Pot Shrimp and Grits, Picnic Chicken Bites, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lady Pea Salsa, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Peach-Honey Ice Box Pie, Strawberry-Rhubarb Hand Pies

Great Grilling - Spice-Rubbed Rib Eye Steaks, Shrimp Tacos, Wild Rice with Bacon and Fennel, Sweet Corn Pudding, Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars, Praline Key Lime Pie

Company's Calling - Spring Chicken Risotto, Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie, Louisiana Gumbo, Sugar Snap Pea Salad, Hush Puppies, Luscious Lemon Cake, Pillowy Biscuit Rolls

Lighter Suppers - Pulled Pork Tacos with Avocado-Peach Salsa, Almond Crusted Tilapia, Apple Coleslaw, Avocado Fruit Salad, Mango-Lime Sorbet, Brown Sugar Pears

Sunday Upside Down - Sausage Biscuit Gravy Bake, Praline-Pecan French Toast, Spring Vegetable Frittata, Melon and Plum Salad, Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops, Mint Lemonade

I think you will be pleased by the wonderful recipes included in the Sunday Suppers cookbook. Your menus will be easy to plan, you will have a nice time preparing meals for get togethers, and your palate will be delighted by the delicious food.

I hope you found this review helpful and that you will add this cookbook to your kitchen library. Let me know in the comments what your favorite Sunday Supper is. Check out my other Book Review here.

Cookbook Review ~ Sunday Suppers: simple, delicious menus for Family Gatherings by Cynthia Graubart

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