Today is National Grandparents Day and to celebrate the Sunday Supper family is bringing together a table full of hand-me-down recipes. Thank you to the Sunday Supper Movement for hosting today’s event.
When it comes to my love of cooking I have my mom’s mom, Busia, to thank. While I don’t recall her ever sitting me down and teaching me a recipe or even how to cook, I have fond memories of her welcoming me into her kitchen to help prepare a meal. I would often be given the “prep cook” jobs of peeling carrots or potatoes, and eventually cutting veggies. I think that’s why, to this day, I quite enjoy those simple tasks.
I’ve shared quite a few of my Busia’s recipes on the blog including: Busia’s Cheese Soup, Pierogi, and Busy Day Chocolate Cake. Two of my #BundtBakers posts have been from her recipes, too (Fresh Apple Cake and Easter Pound Cake).
Today I am sharing her barbecue sauce. This sauce is probably my favorite thing my grandmother made. We all said she should bottle it! The very first time I made this sauce my husband wasn’t a fan (gasp!), stating that it wasn’t thick enough. When Busia made it it wasn’t ever a very thick sauce, but since then I’ve allowed it to cook a little longer and now my husband enjoys it too. Honestly, my favorite way to eat Busia’s barbecue sauce is with cheese and crackers – sounds strange, but it’s perfect! It is also great paired with pork and mashed potatoes. This barbecue sauce is tangier than most and has pieces of onion swimming through it.
Busia’s Barbecue Sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1 C ketchup
- 1/2 C water
- juice of 1-2 lemons, to taste
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- In a saucepan, melt butter and cook onions until tender. Season with S+P. Add the remaining ingredients, whisk, and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and cook until desired consistency is reached. Add more S+P, to taste.
Savory Meals with Special Memories
- Busia’s Barbecue Sauce by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Gram’s Cajun Rice Dressing by Food Lust People Love
- Grandma’s Greek Salad by FamFriendsFood
- Grandma’s Polish Meatballs by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grannies Clam Dip by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Individual Breakfast Fritattas with Vegetables by Delaware Girl Eats
- Nunney’s Super Mac N Cheese by Momma’s Meals
- Portuguese Stove Top Pork Roast by Family Foodie
- Potatoes Stroganoff by Cookin’ Mimi
- Shepherd’s Pie Quebec Style (Pate Chinois) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Taco Pie by Food Done Light
- The Best Boiled Peanuts by 30A Eats
Sweets that are the Sweetest
- Buttermilk Pie by Feeding Big and more
- Chocolate Chip Banana Cake by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chocolate Covered Cashews by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- German Applesauce by Magnolia Days
- Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie by The Freshman Cook
- Grandmas Raisin Bread by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Homemade Brotchen by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Irish Brack (fruit loaf) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Laura’s Old-Fashioned Prune Cake by Palatable Pastime
- Nana’s Million Dollar Cake by The Crumby Cupcake
- Nanny’s Tea Cakes by Whole Food | Real Families
- Nanny’s Raisin Filled Cookies by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pop Pop’s Peanut Butter Fudge by Runner’s Tales
- Pumpkin-filled Cream Puffs by Brunch with Joy
- Summer Peach Cake by Pies and Plots
- White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake by The Redhead Baker
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19 thoughts on “#SundaySupper: National Grandparents Day”
Enjoyed the sweet memories of your Busia, and look forward to trying her barbeque sauce, especially with football season just kicking off!
Thank you. ❤
I love a tangier barbecue sauce so this sounds perfect! I like the switch of lemon juice instead of more vinegar, which is what I usually use. I think your Busia was on to something! Thank you for sharing, Lauren.
Thanks, Stacy. I hope you give it a try!
Very similar to our homemade recipe. I can see why it was your favorite of your grandmother’s recipes.
I love how your Busia let you help in the kitchen—sharing her love of cooking with you. Such nice photos and memories. Your BBQ sauce sounds lovely!
Thank you, Liz. 🙂
You should bottle it – it would definitely be a hit!
Mmmm… Her BBQ Sauce looks incredible!
It is quite tasty!
I love the photos of your Grandma’s BBQ Sauce. Such great memories and I love that you have her recipes. I don’t have any of my Grandma’s and wish I did.
Thank you. ❤
Reblogged this on Sarah's Attic Of Treasures and commented:
This is a wonderful collection of Sunday Supper Recipes . Many from Days Gone By. Reblogged From Sew You Can Cook.
Happy Belated Grandparent’s Day. I didn’t forget. I just never got around to saying it.
Thank you. 🙂
What a great tribute to make so many of her recipes on your blog!
Why, thank you!