I recently made a huge pot of, BION, collard gumbo. I thought it would be horrible, but its awesome, and it seems to get better every day it sits in the fridge. I'm going to get some right now and am planning to post the recipe in the Recipe Forum very soon. Already started the write up.
i voted soups and chili but we've been having short ribs over noodles and other comfort type foods too. personally, i'm getting tired of it! lol i'm not a big soup person but i do love chili. i throw steaks on the grill if it's not too cold but i think i'd just like a nice tuna or chicken salad...something cool and light.
Spaghetti squash in the oven. Sauce/topping is diced tomatoes,onions caramelized in lots of ghee,sliced mushrooms, squished large ripe olives, capers and lots of crumbled browned ground beast. ... so thick & chunky you can pile it up on top of the SS.
Basil and bay for spices and topped with slivers of parmesan reggiano. Heats up the house and the beast in the belly lol
I didn't think chili and soup would get THAT many votes. Still I voted that too. A one bowl meal is easier to clean up AND easy for the family to self serve if schedules are all varied.
I use a basic chili recipe (kids) but vary it a little with the bean choices, and add small chunks of butternut squash, and add barley for a nice non meat chewiness.
Big pot of spaghetti. It's damp and chilly today but suppose to reach 62 and possibility of T-storms. Crazy weather but love spaghetti when it's cool. We do grill in the winter on some of the mild days. Send some of those chocolate chip cookies my way...they are my favorites!!! YUM YUM
Chicken noodle soup, from scratch W/ homemade noodles. I have not learned how to make a small amount, so I now have 4 quarts sealed up for several more meals Baked 2 loaves of bread last night, so I just had a slice with homemade jelly on it. Just enjoying the finer things in life.
The grilling out, will have to wait, as for now the oven works just fine.
I love the oatmeal cookies on the Quaker oats box, I made a batch of those. Also, I wanted to use up a yeast packet, so I thought, mmmm, hot cross buns!!! I made the dough, but forgot to put any raisins or nuts in it!!! Bummer, the cold is getting to me. The buns are OK, but they're NOT hot cross buns!
Cateyez, I can relate to being a non-baker. When we built our house 30+ years ago, we specifically created a 'baking center' with a lowered countertop and mixer storage drawer. My siblings find this rather humerous as it quickly became apparent that I can't make a pie to save my soul... I do use the lowered counter often though, it is an easier height for many tasks.
Tonight we're having sauerkraut with steamed summer sausage; boiled white potatoes and white gravy. I don't think anyone else in the whole world eats this except my family. I love it once in a while. Oh, yeah, I like ketchup with it.
Soup night- half pound of small dry beans cooked, two carrots diced, some cabbage, clove of garlic, onion, hefty sprinkle of penzey's Tuscan seasoning blend, half pound of tiny pasta bows, some chicken broth and some leftover cups of dipping marinara from the last pizza for a bit of tomato.
AYankeeCat: That is great starter for sourdough. I hope you can keep it going. I used to live in the SF Bay area and you can actually put out flour and water and make sourdough starter from the yeast in the air. It doesn't work anywhere else.
There is yeast in the air everywhere but it is different than the one in the SF area. I l-o-v-e sour, sour, sour bread and I can't get it on the East coast. I bought this starter from San Francisco and I hope it gets really sour. LOL