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10 Simple Recipes for Your Family to Enjoy This Winter
10 Simple Recipes for Your Family to Enjoy This Winter
Has your winter recipe collection begun to feel stale? Eating the same few dishes every week can get boring for any family. Mealtime should be exciting and enjoyable, and a terrific recipe makes all of the difference. Here are 10 simple recipes to enjoy with your family this winter.
Your entire family can warm-up on Sundays with this hearty dinner recipe. It’s a simple twist on the traditional roast meal families have been eating for decades. As the name suggests, seasoning the beef requires three packets of premade sauce mixes and a bit of water.
After adding the veggies, you'll be ready to turn on the slow cooker and let it do most of the hard work. With this recipe, time is your friend, so if you want tender meat make sure you have seven or eight hours for it to cook before dinnertime.
Naturally gluten-free and ready in only 30 minutes, this easy chicken chili recipe packs a major flavor punch. Plus, if you have leftovers, they reheat well and get better with time — making it a great dish for meal planning.
Most of the ingredients come in a can, which makes assembling the dish a breeze. As a busy parent, you need all the time you can get, so opt for shredding a precooked rotisserie chicken instead of baking your own. The recipe offers a wide range of variations and topping suggestions, so it's easy to customize the meal to suit your family's taste.
If you love lobster mac ‘n' cheese, then you'll adore this healthy twist. Using cauliflower instead of noodles, you can enjoy delicious tasting food with a fraction of the carbohydrates.
Roasting the cauliflower pieces for about 35-45 minutes will ensure a level of firmness and crunch that you'd miss if you boiled the vegetable. After that, you'll compose a simple roux that acts as the base of your sauce. By the time you're adding the lobster and assembling the dish, your mouth will be watering. You can serve this savory casserole as a main course or side dish.
Is there anything more comforting than grilled cheese and tomato soup? This rich tomato soup recipe calls for light cream, milk and butter to provide a creamy consistency. Chicken broth provides flavor depth, and celery, tomatoes, sweet peppers and onion give the soup texture variation.
After cooking the vegetables and bringing the ingredients to a boil, it will only take 20 minutes of simmering before it’s ready to eat. While this meal will warm you up, it would be best with sandwiches or a side dish.
Make vegetables exciting with this simple curry recipe. This dish calls for many pantry staples, making it easy to whip together on a snow day. After boiling the potatoes and sauteeing onions and garlic, you’ll be ready to toss in the remaining ingredients. The cook time is only 18-22 minutes in total, so your kids won’t need to wait long for a plate of hot fresh food.
Combine two of your favorite foods with this revolutionary recipe. It’s kid-friendly and easy to reheat for a midnight snack or lunch the next day. Savory bacon, ground beef and cheese provide classic cheeseburger flavors that balance with the simple penne pasta and tomato soup. Barbeque sauce and mustard seal this unique combination to create a harmonious dish.
Next time you’re thinking of making traditional pasta try this instead. It will take you only 30 minutes to wow your kids with this special meal — and it’ll likely become a household favorite.
Breakfast for dinner, anyone? This delectable brunch classic is substantial enough to eat for lunch or dinner during the cold season. Meaty gravy will coat classic buttermilk biscuits to provide a quick but hearty meal for your family. While this recipe calls for Jimmy Dean sausage, any brand will suffice.
For a twist, try substituting in a different protein, such as beef or turkey. You could even adapt the recipe to include diced ham slices.
Are you wondering how to make the most out of your ground turkey? This satisfying turkey and potato skillet could be the answer. A simple mixture of garlic, chili, oregano, basil, parsley and onion powder provides seasoning without overwhelming the taste buds.
Try adding veggies as a side dish for extra nutritional value.
What recipe list would be complete without at least one vegan meal? Check out this wonderful one-pot casserole dish — the tater tot topping will draw your kids in and make them forget about the veggies underneath. Plus, almond milk and vegan sausage give the illusion of dairy and meat to create a well-balanced flavor.
Meat-lovers will enjoy this recipe as much as the next person!
When you think about cooking a fish dinner, what comes to mind? This creamy fish pie will be the only thing you can think about after taking the first bite. After all, it has bacon inside, so it’s bound to be delicious.
Your family will love the restaurant-quality taste, while you’ll love the simplicity of the recipe. Who knew something so delicious could be beginner-friendly? For fun, ask your kids to help by rolling out the pastry dough — they’ll enjoy helping to create this one-of-a-kind meal.
Stay Cozy and Warm This Winter
During the brutal winter months, your family needs hearty comfort foods like the 10 listed above. Stay full all season long by enjoying these recipes. After making the meals as described, try adapting them to fit your family’s tastes and preferences — your own version might be better than the original!