After watching a commercial for Campbell soup, I was reminded of the Sunday night suppers my mom made using Campbell's soup. Growing up in the late 40's and 50's as a child,I recall that families usually spent their Sundays going to Sunday school, church and coming home for a Sunday dinner. A favorite dinner was greasy pan fried chicken and gravy with mashed potatoes. Some families used Sunday as a day to visit with relatives. Stores were not opened, farmers didn't work in the fields, and so Sunday was a day of relaxation. Sunday night suppers were usually simple since we had had a big meal at noon. Mom would heat up a can of Campbells' Cream of Chicken soup and add chopped boiled eggs. She would pour this combination over toast. Since tomato soup was a favorite of hers, she would serve us Campbell's tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches. I can also remember that if we didn't have canned soup, she would take toast and break it into pieces and put the pieces into a glass. Hot milk was poured over the toast and salt and pepper was added.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday Supper: Memories of Simple Suppers
Mom emailed the following memory of her family's Sunday supper routine: