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Sunday Dinner Cafeteria Food

bblonde | Aug 27, 201707:30 AM     19

Perhaps I'm just feeling nostalgic, or just pregnant, but I am really craving the cafeteria food of yesteryear. They have now all but disappeared, but I have such fond memories of my grandparents taking me to Lady Classen, Queen Anne, or the Boulevard Cafeteria in OKC.

I'm hoping to have some input from those of you who remember the cafeteria offerings, and have any copycat or church cookbook ideas that I can cook at home to satisfy these cravings. I think I have the chicken fried steak down, but I never can seem to get fried chicken. Then there's the creamy mac and cheese, or broccoli with cheese sauce, creamed spinach or spinach soufflé. Fried eggplant, baked fish. Oh, especially roast beef--you know the sliced kind served with au jus or horseradish, but I know they weren't serving me prime rib! Also those very retro casseroles. And lest we forget the rainbow array of jello combinations. And glistening yeast rolls!! Any website links or recipes (or just reminiscing with me) would be much appreciated. As I look to start a family, I'm hoping to start a family Sunday dinner tradition, and hopefully some of these recipes will go into the recipe box!

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