Lorraine Wallace believes it’s important that families sit down together for supper. But as a home cook she knows getting supper on the table is easier said than done, the wife of “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace writes in her third cookbook, “Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers.”
While an empty-nester now, she says she spent years balancing the schedules of her blended six-children family and trying to make sure its members shared a home-cooked meal at the end of the day.
In “Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers” she offers her collection of “solid, tried-and-true” recipes. All of the book’s more than 100 recipes are designed to help its readers “create great meals that aren’t a struggle or a chore” and probably use only one pot to prepare, she says.
Her book is divided into eight sections, beginning with ideas for setting the table, simple salads and stocking the pantry, refrigerator and freezer. There are recipes for soups and stews; oven-baked dishes from beef stroganoff to brisket; casseroles and savory pies; skillet and stove-top dishes such as chicken cacciatore and fish cakes; easy dinners for two; and vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. The book closes with a section devoted to Sunday menu ideas.
The flavorful, easy-to-prepare recipes in Wallace’s book are sure to be welcomed by harried home cooks.
I think Wallace’s recipe for Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole will make a good Friday night supper choice during Lent if vegetable broth is substituted for its chicken broth.
St. Joseph Altars
Cheramie Sonnier is The Advocate’s food editor. Her email address is email@example.com.