When it's cold and we're inside more, I tend to veer toward the comfort foods for our family. Sometimes we're all in the kitchen together and it's great to have simple, kid-friendly recipes too. So here are a few of the ones we've had recently and will have in the next week.
Homemade Cinnamon Biscuits
1 1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 T baking powder
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
Blend gently with 3/4 cup milk.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 Tablespoon cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons sugar. Cut in 2 Tablespoons softened butter. Blend this gently into the biscuit mixture. Sprinkle the tops of the biscuits with a little more cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Bake at 500 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Pull out and drizzle with this vanilla glaze.
#2. Chicken, egg noodles, frozen peas, and this wonderfully simple alfredo sauce.
#3. Cornbread Mexican Casserole made with my own cornbread.
Cornbread: 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal, 3/4 to 1 cup milk, 2/3 cup AP flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt, 2 T sugar, 1 egg, 3 T vegetable oil
#5 Homemade pizza rolls I will use the cheeseburger bun recipe from this post and stuff it with an entire package of pepperonis (chopped) 2-4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1 to 2 jars pizza sauce. I think this will be our weekend food. We'll have them on Friday night and eat the leftovers on Saturday.
#7 Pork chops, grits casserole, and broccoli. The hubby loves the chops smothered in Tennessee Whiskey Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce and baked.
#8 Crispy Kung Pao Chicken (my new recipe for the week).
#9 Beef and Barley Stew I'll be taking meals to 3 women in our church who just had babies on Thursday, and I think this will be the meal to share with all of them. I'll triple the recipe and keep some at home for our dinner too. I'll probably use this recipe but tweak a few things--like adding some brown gravy mix and changing up some of the veggies.
(Stay tuned for next week's ten recipes. I'll be talking with a friend who, because of an auto immune disease, is on a completely grain-free diet. I'd like to borrow some of her recipes and suggest a few more for her and others who are on restricted diets.)
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