Lucille Ball’s Sunday Night Supper

Had a lovely Sunday with Heather, Glen, Nick and Brad watching The Long Long Trailer and having a whole menu suggested by Lucille Ball.  Lucy’s Sunday Night Supper for Two or Twenty – Salad – Goulash – Dessert

I made Lucille’s goulash almost exactly to her recipe except for two things.  I didn’t use any Accent (which I think is MSG basically but I could be wrong) and I added paprika – for what is a goulash without paprika?  We had garlic bread and chianti as Lucille suggested.  I piled my cake stand high with fruit and had three massive slabs of stinky cheese.  But the bit I liked best was the iceberg lettuce (“crisp and pulled apart, never cut” says Lucille) with a choice of three dressings.  French, Roquefort or Thousand Island – all home made.  That was a really nice way to start a sunday night supper.

We liked the scene in The Long Long Trailer where Lucile tries to make a ceasar salad while the trailer is being towed and we squealed in all the right places when they were driving it around the precarious mountain roads in Yosemite.  A highly enjoyable romp.

I recently sent some celebrity frankfurter recipes to Yinzerella at the awesome “Dinner is Served 1972” blog and she really made me laugh with her post about Tessie O’Shea’s Frankfurter Chutney Salad – I encourage you to pop over and read it.  I love Lucy and I love Dinner is Served 1972.

5 Responses to Lucille Ball’s Sunday Night Supper

  1. Yinzerella 17 Sep, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    How can it be called goulash w/o paprika? For realsies.
    Your dinner sounds good, though.
    And thanks for the shout-out!

    • Jenny 22 Sep, 2012 at 9:10 am #

      I know, weird huh? I have another recipe by Lucille aptly named “Desilu Goulash” – no paprika there either…

  2. Brenda @ The Funky Junkie 19 Sep, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday! I am so happy to have discovered yours–old movies and eating and drinking? Three of my favorite things. 🙂 The Long Long Trailer is one of my favorite movies of all time. So classic Lucy and Desi!

    • Jenny 22 Sep, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Brenda – so cool to “virtually” meet you! Love your blog and love Lucy!

  3. V.E.G. 1 Nov, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Her cousin is the old General (George Washington)!

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