We are not too big on variety in meals. We have our favorites and they are definitely not elaborate. We seldom have beef anymore, but one of my favorite meals is stew beef in gravy over rice or mashed potatoes, and throw in a green veggie.
Just before sundown, one of our favorite meals.
(This meal looks pretty danged bland, but we had left over cabbage and mashed potatoes with two drum sticks)
But my most favorite meal, taste wise and very simple to fix, is Chicken with rice or mashed potatoes. I use a can of fat free broth and either two thighs or 4 legs (all skinless since I want to live forever,lol) in the pressure cooker for 25-28 minutes. We like to eat part of the bones, our parents taught us that was good for you. I like green peas and some carrots. I have started adding a little honey or a pack of sweetener to the carrots (I will take advice on alternate sweeter for the carrots).
(Garlic hanging in the French Quarter, Nawlins)
I use two tablespoons of Corn starch to a 1/2 cup cold water and pour in the broth for the gravy. I know nothing about herbs and spices so I use a spoon full of minced garlic & Ms. Dash original on the chicken in the pressure cooker.
We seldom have bread, sometimes Sherry will use the GRANDS. (Or Evelyn will give us some of her famous cheese biscuits) I like to fry bread in the skillet myself (if I fix it), mama called it a hoe-cake. I am sure I could eat his every day for supper, but my girl likes a little variety.
(Supper with Jim & Shirl, dat’s Shirl’s BIG dessert!)
Sherry is a great cook, but in our later years I am trying to relieve her of the responsibility. She always thanks me when I cook, It is about my time after all the thousands of delicious meals she has cooked. I really do enjoy cooking, and most of the time it is pretty good.
(Supper with Darla & Bill in WI, she sets a pretty table and delicious)
Sherry has chosen her favorite meal to fix as Salmon patties, cabbage, pinto beans and cornbread. Adding chow-chow and onions. We drink prepared green tea in a jug(I hope that is good for you), we have skipped sodas altogether.
(Supper with the Conrad’s at David Luke & Holly’s house, We have never had the Island, but I love them)
Those are our staple meals. For filler days I love to make homemade fresh vegetable or tomato basil soup.
I see what many of you have, and it always looks delicious. Any favorites of your family?
I have an aggravating habit of trying to wash dishes and clean up as I go, so after the meal there are few dishes to wash.
The original back seat driver was a man!