Recipes to Keep you Warm!

by | Jan 11, 2012

I’ve been looking for some recipes to keep you warm and a little comfort food as well!  Bill leaves for Thailand on Saturday so maybe I will look for some great Thai recipes – if you have any please send them to me!


Tuscan Pork Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen pepper stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked fettuccine, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown pork in oil until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, broth, vegetable blend, wine, marmalade, garlic, oregano, fennel seed, pepper and pepper flakes if desired; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve with fettuccine if desired. Yield: 8 servings.


Crispy Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, salt, paprika, oregano, sage and pepper. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and water. Dip chicken in egg mixture; place in the bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
  • Place in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear. Yield: 12 servings.


Amazing Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well (mixture will be moist). Shape into a round loaf; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon over the meat loaf. Cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.

Stay warm and have an incredible day!

God Bless,

Janet Scott