In the South, there are three things we take very seriously: sweet tea, our Southern drawl, and food. Southerners have a special way of bringing new meaning to comfort food, but there are some recipes that simply speak for themselves.
As we head into the months that bring us bonfires and painted trees, I always find myself craving rich and hearty meals that fully satisfy.
Here are 5 recipes that will not only meet the needs of your busy schedule but will leave you and your family with a smile:
Any recipe that begins with slow cooker and ends with soup is sure to be a hit. This potato soup variation requires minimal hands-on time and offers optional toppings such as bacon, cheese, and green onions. A true crowd pleaser!
Did someone say tailgate? If so, you need to check out this quick and easy sheet pan recipe for a low country boil. At just around $20.00, this dish will be the star of the party!
The great thing about one-pot meals is that there won’t be many dishes to wash once you’re finished. The nice feature about this one is the meat option. It calls for both chicken and sausage. After making this for our family, we decided that two meats were not necessary and we could save money by using only one.
You could assume when making the “world’s best” anything that it would involve lots of sweat and tears. Brianne at Cupcakes and Kale Chips found a way to adjust this recipe to fit into a woman’s busy schedule. Instead of cooking the pasta, she uses the time-saving no-boil kind. You could even fix this on the weekend and freeze for future busy weeknights.
Chicken drumsticks are a frugal meat option that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. They can easily be tossed into a large casserole dish or onto a sheet pan for a quick meal that will feed the entire family (plus guests!). This simple recipe will be your go-to on those weeks when you’re tempted to get takeout but really don’t want to spend the extra money. You will thank yourself later for grabbing that pack of chicken legs at the store.
There you have it: five simple and delicious recipes to stir up your fall spirit. Enjoy!
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