So many times I have been half an hour away from having lunch or dinner on the table and cursed myself for not picking up a nice loaf of bread, or rewinding several hours and starting a loaf in the bread machine.
Quick Tea Biscuits to the rescue! It usually takes longer to preheat my oven than it does to prep and cook these delightful little biscuits. They are so good with soup, stew, chili, or to accompany a salad. Come to think of it they’d also be awfully yummy with jam or honey. Now I’m hungry.
Burrito bowls are one of my family’s favourite meals, quite possibly because no two bowls (or plates) look exactly alike and everyone can customize theirs to their exact liking.
Burrito bowls are also a super option for buffets, meals with guests with wide-ranging tastes or dietary needs, and the majority of it can be prepped in advance. How many meals can do that?! Burrito bowls are a regular occurrence in my meal planning rotation and if I plan ahead I can do most of the prep for it at the same time as making other meals. Win!
Borscht, or beet soup, has as many variations as there are people who make it, and is another regular in my soup rotation. Although usually associated with red beets, or beetroot as it’s called in other parts of the world, some borscht recipes don’t include beets at all! Shocking, I know. Those who say raisins are nature’s candy are wrong. Nature’s candy is beets.
A quick perusal of recipes online and in my own recipe books produces a variety of seasonings, ingredients, vegetarian and vegan options, and presentation. The ready availability of beets, cabbage, onions, and soup stock means it’s a great fall or winter option. Plus, it’s so pretty!
If you have small children in your life you have probably already noticed that they tend to turn their noses up at things you make to eat, but will attack the same thing like a pack of locusts if someone else makes it for them.
The very same thing, but it’s as though your sister sprinkled that snack with magical fairy dust and all of a sudden it’s the best thing they’ve ever had. Sound familiar? Of course it does. Sprinkle some magic fairy dust of your own with fruit skewers and ganache.
While I was busy writing up the Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies post and deciding what hot drink I would enjoy with my freshly baked treats I was chatting with my kids about what flavours they liked best with theirs.
My oldest, with a sweet tooth, said hot chocolate right away, and I was leaning toward a latté or a coffee, but my youngest reminded me that a fluffy should be the obvious choice. She was so right! And I was reminded about how often we drank them when they were little, but that they’re not just for little people. Sometimes I want a warm drink and am coffeed out, so a fluffy is just the thing.