Sunday Suppers

Just a typical Saturday menu

We don’t often talk about our meals here at the Rufus Guide. Yes, we talk all the time about food and on special occasions we might mention what we ate as a first course and for dessert. But we normally don’t run down a full menu from start to finish.

When Katherine posted the menu above on Facebook last week, it got us to thinking: “Why don’t we do that more often?” No, not print out a menu on good paper and hang it with a ribbon on the back porch only to have it blow into the yard forcing her to retrieve it, brush off the leaf bits and slap some packing tape on the top to secure it to the patio door from the inside. That bit wasn’t on Facebook.

We digress.

Starting this week, we’ll be posting menus each Sunday night. Some will be meals we’ve had, some will be created from dishes from our archives that weren’t paired together at the time, but should have been. And some will feature new dishes with old favorites. While, we’ll try to keep them seasonal, we’re starting with a meal we made for our eighth wedding anniversary in April 2011. Strawberries are still in season in California, where we got married after all. We hope you like the feature and if you have suggestions on the types of menus you’d like to see, please tell us. Just keep in mind, we only have so much fancy paper left.

Scallops with arugula and grapefruit

Make sure to get a bite of fish, grapefruit and arugula all together

Rack of Lamb with Porcini and Fresh Herbs and Mashed Potatoes with Truffle Oil and Porcini

A civilized person would still use a knife and fork even with the handy bones still attached

Spiced Strawberry Shortcake

Just imagine what our 50th wedding anniversary dessert will look like

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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35 Responses to Sunday Suppers

  1. What a great idea. I’m drooling over the lamb rack! :)

  2. Good idea. I look forward to reading the Sunday suppers feature each week.

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    Great menu with the spiced strawberry shortcake looking particularly tasty.

  4. Tandy says:

    This is a great idea :)

  5. This is a great feature – and you guys sure know how to celebrate a wedding anniversary!

  6. Those lamb chops are cooked to perfection. It’s a cool idea to feature menus, and I look forward to seeing more.

  7. bulldogsturf says:

    Now that looks like a good menu and the food…? wow…

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    My daughter used to do this always as we always have a list of menu for the whole week. She always pretend we eat at a restaurant.

  9. Wonderful idea for keeping things fresh around here…I’ve often marvelled at the way you guys just keep going, coming up with new things to share EVERY DAY…

  10. sallybr says:

    Great idea, I will be paying attention….. our problem to do that is the fact we rarely make desserts or eat sweets at home. BUt maybe I could make a similar menu and just pull the dessert from a past post. Oh, well

    I guess I’ll start by drooling at your meals and go from there ;-)

  11. A very belated happy eighth anniversary. Great pictures – looking forward to more menus.

  12. Kristy says:

    Ha! Love the menu! And I live the idea of Synday suppers. Great meal to kick it off too.

  13. egg me on says:

    I think this is the start of something really great, you guys! I’m actually hoping you DO us your fancy little menu each week.

  14. That is an impressive menu! And those lamb chops!!

  15. OMG!!! This menu looks phenomenal! I want to come to your house!

  16. Oh my! What a fabulous sounding menu. I would love that for my Sunday Supper.

  17. I wouldn’t complain about this menu.

  18. Eva Taylor says:

    I was away for the weekend so I missed a post or so. That’s a great idea about the menu’s Greg, I love the scallops. Our host grilled lamb Popsicle but we ate them with our hands. It was a cottage, after all.

  19. nrhatch says:

    I love looking at menus . . . even at restaurants we don’t frequent. Often it triggers a good idea to cook at home.

    And that Strawberry Shortcake looks delish!

  20. billpeeler says:

    Very cool – and fun to read through!

  21. ChgoJohn says:

    This was one great dinner, Greg, as is your idea of posting Sunday dinner menus. This should be fun!

  22. those scallops look amazing! What a wonderful dinner

  23. What a fun idea! Gorgeous photos – that lamb looks divine!

  24. ceciliag says:

    Inspired. Wonderful idea. i don’t cook on sundays so i shall show your menus to the sunday chef!! he might do one of the courses! Have a lovely evening.. c

  25. What a delicious looking dinner! That rack of lamb is cooked perfectly! :)

  26. joshuafagans says:

    What a lovely looking menu… wish we lived closer!

  27. Chicago Hardy Figs? Intriguing…

  28. Purely.. Kay says:

    I’ve always loved that strawberry dessert and those scallops are definitely on my radar

  29. Awesome idea…. and happy anniversary.We’re up to 8 this year too :-)

  30. Carolyn Chan says:

    Congratulations on lucky 8 years ! What a gorgeous idea and I love the starting cocktail !!!

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