Sunday, November 2, 2008

Soul Food Sunday - A Success

For the back story - go here.
I'd say today was a total success. You have no idea how it feels to have done this. I feel blessed to have so many great people in my life. Not only that - but people that genuinely care! From the pics, you'll see waht I mean!
The final menu was smothered chicken, braised beef short ribs, fried catfish, cornbread dressing, cornbread muffins, green beans and white potatoes, collard greens with smoked turkey, salad (with a homemade red wine vinaigrette), peach cobbler, banana pudding, and cheese cake.  -DTW

62 comments:

RealHustla said...

Mmmm, I need one of these Sundays in the worst way right now.

Those folks on the bed looked like they were fighting the itis and for a nice soft place to lay their heads.

doggybloggy said...

What a great time...

I want a personal fryer....


Darius T this is spectacular.

Natashya said...

You all look like you had a great time. (Great food too!)
Those two little guys are so cute, I just want to pick them up and hug them! Seems like a hundred years ago when mine were that small.

brneyedgal967 said...

OMG - that food looks sooooo good. How do you like the deep fryer? I've been looking around for one, not sure which one to get.

Care to share your collard greens recipe? Us white folks don't know how to cook them. LOL Seriously, I've never had them before and would love to try them!

Thanks for the pics - looks like a fun time was had by all!

Nikki said...

LOL@ brneyedgal...

Your smothered chicken looks really good. I'm not a catfish fan, but I love fried fish. Give me whiting. Thanks for sharing, man. I really wish I could've been there to partake of that corbread...in the cast iron skillet, nonetheless. You know what's up.

Peter M said...

Darious, you're killing me here...this looks awesome and the soul-food dinner is a great idea.

I hope to see more "down-home" dishes!

Super Dave Van Buren said...

There is nothing like good food and loved ones. Looks like ya'll had a good time.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

hi darius, thanks for letting us share your little party and including us in your family: good food and happy people

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, thanks for sharing those delightful pictures with us! OMG, that food looks so gorgeous! I love Soul Food! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey D!

Sorry I missed it....looks like you all had a great time and a wonderful meal...

LadyLee said...

Lawd have mercy! You outdid yourself. If I was a baller I woulda flew right on up there, got a plate, and flew back to ATL...

I like the fact that regardless of what you've been through, you have chosen to celebrate those people who have come across your life who have been a blessing. That's a good thing!

Yeah, uh-rah... I'ma need you to post the braised ribs recipe. Really though.

Katrina said...

Looks like a great group and darn good food! (Love that Paula Deen Not Yo Mama's Banana Puddin'!)
We'll trade, I'll come to your place for good wholesome food, and you can come to mine for dessert! ;)

The Dreamy One said...

looks all lovely and things but where are you in the photos. i dont see my friend in any of these pics. im gonna need you to do better okay.

and i dont have to tell you that you are the shyss. you already know that. food looks great!!!

Ieisha said...

Can't even tell a dog came thru and caused a disturbance, lol.

Great turnout. Food looks outstanding. Looks like there were some serious games going on, lol.

Glad you were able to do something for those that you care about!

Maria said...

Looks like everyone had a good time!!

cook eat FRET said...

holy moley
where was my invitation?
i love everything about that day!

Ruth said...

Your soul food sunday looks delicious. Everyone looks so happy!

Lisa said...

Darius,
OMG, that is a fabulous thing to do. My mouth is watering and it looks like you and your friends had a blast!

houstonmacbro said...

Okay, I am not even gonna say how wrong it is to post these pics and not to have sent an invite (not that I could have made it to Chi-town this weekend)!

Looks like y'all had a deliciously wonderful time!

Debbie said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a blast! All I can say is you catfish and cornbread!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Muhala Akamau said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all, Darius! It would have been fun to be there, but my hips might not have forgiven me!:)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That was quite a magnificent feast! What a nice way to honor the special people in your life. It's a lovely tradition.

Mr. Rush said...

You have it all! Friends, FOOD, and family.

Dee said...

You are blessed! Everyone looks so happy - I would be too if you cooked for me :)

That Sesame Chicken over a Lavender Scented Rice sounds and looks amazing!

Sandy said...

looks like yall had a good ole time!

Allie said...

Looks like you guys had a really fun and fulfilling time!

Dawn said...

I had a protein bar for breakfast and now seeing all these pics my stomach is actually growling.
I would grab that big bottle of hot sauce and a plate of chicken. That would be my first course! lol

Colleen said...

Wow, looks like a great meal for some great people!

OhioMom said...

OMG I am lovin all these great dishes, in my house we call this country cooking! You can tell by all the smiling faces that the meal was enjoyed, wish I was there :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Look at all of that wonderful food! ME WANT!

I'm sure my invitation to this dinner just got lost in the mail, right?

Pat said...

Everything looks delicious Darius! Glad it was a success.

The little one are adorable -- love the scrabble game!

Dana McCauley said...

Looks like a fun party - the chicken looks very crunchy and yummy indeed!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Now that's a party!!! Hay, Where was my invite, I'm not to far from you!!

Su said...

Hi Darius, I found your blog via Christy at Southern Plate. Your fried chicken looks so delicious!

Abigail said...

I just saw your comment on Nina's blog (My Easy Cooking) and came to your blog via there.

This meal sounds SO yummy! Come to Japan sometime and cook for us, will ya!

Southern Plate said...

I am deeply hurt, wounded, pained, sorrowful, and ....HUNGRY!!!
WHY DID YOU NOT INVITE MEEEEEEEEE?

All I have to say is, you'd best be looking into a storage building or something for some of your stuff because I am sooooooooooooooo moving in.
You cooked and served THE BEST FOOD KNOWN TO MANKIND!!!!
I swear, honest to god, we really are related somehow...somehow...somehow...I can find a connection somewhere. ANYTHING to get an invite to this!!!!
OH LAWD you had some awful lucky people in your house, Darius!!!!

You're getting Illinois straight, thats for sure!
Christy
~holds out her plate and does her very best pitiful face~

mikky said...

what a great bonding time... looks so much fun... :)

Happy cook said...

You have a wonderful family and friends.
Looks like all of you had such a great time.
I think best way to enjoy food is with family and friends with lot of laughter and lot of arguments :-)

NĂºria said...

Gosh!!!! That is a Fiesta, Darius!!! So many friends and family and food and kids and games :D What a great day!

Sorry I didn't come earlier, but now I'm finally back ;D

Lori said...

What a meal!! And what a beautiful family. All the pictures were so great!

Nicole said...

Yep! That looks like a great time! Congratulations on a successful day and a more than scrumptious looking spread.

Cheryl said...

I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering what you were up to! Nice spread, I think I should of been born in the south, I love the food! and yours is beautiful!

Xem VanAdams-Lumumba said...

DAMN YOU! Damn You to Hell. LMAO!
Why am I always HUNGRY when I visit your site? I NEED to teach myself NOT only to stay away from the grocery store when Im HUNGRY, but to also STAY as FAR AWAY from your Blog as possible, as well.

I so MISS being surrounded by the physical presense of My Family and Friends, just on the regular. AMAZING how the group of you were able to come together and just FEAST.

I LOVE your Brick Walls. I have ALWAYS imagined myself living in an Artsy, New York Loft that has brick walls. Goddammit! Is it FAIR that you NOT only have Good Food on the Table, BUT...U also have My Freakn Walls.

Can Someone PLEASE CALL the UnFair Police?

Zombie Mom said...

Yum!! That looks so good.... and as child of Louisanna you know I am missing "real" Southern Fried chicken.... and I always make my corn bread in my cast iron skillet - its just the right thing to do...

I have to say the biggest drag about losing sixty pounds (and keeping it off) is not eating my beloved food from home... I am now actively craving fried chicken, greens and cornbread....

Which banana pudding recipe do you use???

dawnielle said...

Ok the chicken and greens....we were looking for that the whole time we were in the south on our roadtrip....damn! Who knew we only had to go to Chicago! Love the pics and the fam....and it would be so fun to come kick some Scrabble butt too!xxx great blog

dejanae said...

now im mad
why i wasnt invited?

Nazarina A said...

Darius,
You are truly blessed to have such a loving family with all this delicious dishes on the menu!

Psychgrad said...

Looks like a good time! Congratulations on a success dinner.

Gloria said...

DArius lovely and nice pictures, but I really adore the little boys!!! are soooo cute!!!x Gloria

Chef E said...

Man why couldn't I have found a man that liked to cook like this! I love your site, and will be following your cooking my friend! -chef e

glamah16 said...

WHOA.If thats Sunday Dinner, whats Thanksgiving going to look like.Excellent.

Lori Lynn said...

We play Scrabble here too.
And, Oh the kids are adorable!

Foodycat said...

The food looks amazing and the company happy - so the food was amazing! Well done!

fuzzy said...

53 Comments? nice...

NuJoi said...

Isn't it wonderful how providing a good meal for others is so rewarding? Everything looks great!

Chandra said...

It was wonderful, thank you so much for allowing us to invade your space. We had a great time, in a very clean home, with off the chain food. Thanks D, Love ya to pieces

Chandra

Tiaka said...

D'Boogie, Thank you sooooooooooo much for inviting us. It brought back good times. We have to do this again, soon. As I said before, all the people who were there were the ones that were suppose to be there, at that time, on that day and we had a ball. It was good catching up with everyone and the food....GOOD LAWD HAVE MERCY, WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! My momma is gonna get you for taking that pix of her with her mouth full at the table, lol.

Shauna said...

Everything was just GREAT!!!! The pix came out GREAT as well. Thanks again for having us over I had a blast!!!!

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