Give me more recipes please! There's not a day that goes by when someone in my house isn't asking me "what are we having for supper?"
Sometimes it really tries my patience. So I'm always on the hunt for new ideas.
It really can become quite a task to come up with something to cook that everyone in my household can agree on. So, from meal to meal, it's best not to ask them and just let it be a surprise.
With that in mind and thinking of other busy moms and homebuilders I've put together an extensive list of my Southern Cooking Recipes that I hope you will enjoy.
My favorites kinds of cooking are listed below and the remainder of my Southern recipes and cooking tips can be found in the right sidebar category list.
Eating a good breakfast makes the difference between a day full of energy and being hungry before lunch.
Just to name them stimulates my appetite. Hot feathery rolls, buttered biscuits and delicious muffins
Southern cornbread it's soft and moist on the inside with a deep golden brown crust on the outside
Fruit, nut and vegetable breads. Welcome your family home with the wonderful aroma of bread baking.
Ground beef recipes for one dish meals such as spaghetti, lasagna, tamales, casseroles and chilli
The wonderful savoriness of beef. Recipes for goulash, pepper steak, chuck roast, pot roast and more
Easy to cook chicken recipes, from dumplings and pot pie to southern fried and Cacciatore.
Recipes for pork, including pork steaks, spareribs & tenderloin. There's nothing like Pork Chops
Delicious boiled lobster, shrimp and fried oysters, or how about southern fried catfish or crappie
10 Steps To Nutritious Meals Using My Southern Recipes
The good news is; sitting down with your family for a nutritious meal isn't a dream. Our 10 Step Guide outlines the basic framework for healthy eating.
- Step 1...Aim for a healthy weight. Consult your doctor to determine your healthy weight, and choose a lifestyle that combines sensible eating habits and physical activities.
- Step 2...Be physically active each day. Spending less time in the kitchen frees up time for exercise. Plan quick & easy meals, look for recipes that can be prepared in minutes such as, no-cook meals, casseroles or slow-cooker suppers.
- Step 3...Use the "ChooseMyPlate" for your food choices. Build a healthy diet base by eating a variety of foods illustrated in five food groups in the ChooseMyPlate Food Guide.
- Step 4...Choose a variety of grains. Eating a variety of whole grains such as, whole wheat bread and oatmeal may help protect against heart disease, certain kinds of cancer and type 2 diabetes. If possible, six servings of whole grains per day.
- Step 5...Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables. Try for at least 2 fruits and three vegetables per day.
- Step 6...Keep food safe to eat. keep a clean cooking area and be cautious of cross-contamination when preparing meals. Especially raw meat and poultry.
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- Step 7...Choose a diet in low saturated fat and cholesterol. Solutions are lean cuts of beef, pork, fish and poultry.
- Step 8...Moderate sugar in your diet. Sugar in itself is not bad but you may be missing important nutrients or getting more calories than you need. Satisfy your sweet desires with fruit and fruit juices and low-sugar desserts.
- Step 9...Prepare food with less salt. The recommended intake of sodium is no more than 2,400 milligrams daily, about 1 teaspoon of salt per day.
- Step 10...Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation. Enjoy your meals with a glass of wine. Your heart will thank you. A moderate intake of alcohol, especially wine, has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.
Remember To Plan Your Meals
Make out weekly menus so you know exactly what you're having each night and refer to the food pyramid to ensure your family is getting a balanced diet.
This not only cuts down on the confusion of "what's for supper" but will save money at the grocery store vs day to day food buying.
And try to simplify your meals - One pot saves a lot
There's really no need to trouble over cooking 5-course meals. Look for recipes for single dish meals or simply serve meals using just one or two main ingredients, three at the most.