I wanted to share a recipe for a quick, easy, and delicious meal that my family and I have really been enjoying lately. It gets two thumbs up from all four of our kids; and let me tell you, that can be challenging. It’s “Mississippi Pot Roast”, a recipe adapted from simplyhappyfoodie.com. Made in the Instant Pot, it literally fell apart when I opened the lid (which is a good thing for roasts, in my book!), and it took quite a bit of willpower to wait to eat it until dinner time! The amazing smell seemed to lure each of the kids to the kitchen, and I had to tell them we’re “closed” until dinner so it wasn’t gone before then. HA!
This would definitely be an awesome meal to bring to a friend or family member who is going through a transitional time in their life: had a baby, sick, going through treatment for cancer, recovering from surgery, just moved, has a chronic illness, a caregiver for a family member who is sick, or those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. We suggest taking it in some kind of container that you don’t mind getting back or something that is disposable.
We know it’s easy to get into a dinner making slump or get stuck on what to take as a Food Tidings meal. It’s always helpful to have ideas coming from friends. 🙂 We’d love to hear what your favorites have been lately – please share on our FaceBook page with #FoodTidings!
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Wow. What a gameday win! You’ll be the talk of the town if you do this for your super bowl party. While it looks like it’ll take you days to construct, it’s actually pretty doable in a short time since drinks make up most of the structure.
Know someone that’ll be staying in for the Super Bowl? Think how a mini-stadium…or well, maybe a gift basket of snacks might pump up their game. There’s always a good time for a Food Tiding!
Let us know if you attempt the stadium or a simple gift. Post your pics on our Food Tidings FB page, we’d love to see them and be inspired!
Here’s the blueprint on how to make it!
Here’s how’s it’s done:
Anyone else think that sometimes the hardest part about dinner is planning what to make? Whether it’s for your family or a Food Tiding you’re dropping off for a neighbor, it can feel overwhelming. Dinner themes may be the ticket. Pick a theme for each night of the week and relieve some of the pressure by narrowing it down. Even if the meal is for another family, they’ll love that you’ve “included” them with your family theme and appreciate the food and gesture. So go for it, two meals for the planning of one.
An added bonus…our kids are creatures of habit, so they love the predicability and I love that they don’t ask me, “What’s for dinner” a million times. Win-win.
Here are some ideas to start your brainstorming, have fun with it. Let us know what your favorites are on Facebook with #FoodTidings!
With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, we went on a search for some delicious alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. And we were not disappointed with our findings!
From Oyster Kimchi Stuffing to 30-Minute Butternut Squash and Cider Soup to Parmesan Wasabi mashed potatoes, these recipes have you covered to stand out this holiday season.
If the Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme doesn’t get you, then we might not get you!
*Photo credit: Julia Maguire | Spoon, NJ
These Urban Accents seasonings turn ordinary into extraordinary side dishes your friends and family won’t soon forget.
(via Trendy Mom Review)
With these easy-to-make alternatives to traditional Thanksgiving options, there’s no reason to stick with the same ol’ same old this year. Switch it up, spice it up, eat it up!
Did you know that we now have the ability for you to order several days’ or even a week’s worth of delicious, gourmet meals to be sent to a family member or friend — even if they don’t have a schedule created on their behalf?
So now you can collect those $1, $5 and $10 donations and put them to a very, VERY delicious use! See the quick video below for step-by-step ordering instructions.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Ball Bubbles featured on Millennial Kitchen (recipe and photo from Christine at the equally fabulous Conscious Cooking) look absolutely amazing, and as they are raw, vegan, and gluten-free, they’d make a great treat to take just about anyone!
1 cup + 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
4-5 medjool dates, pitted
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp 100% cocoa powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 T coconut oil
In a food processor, process all ingredients until everything is broken up and combined. The mixture should stick together when pinched with your fingertips.
Add another 1/4 cup of peanuts and quickly pulse a few times so the nuts are chopped into larger bits for some crunchiness.
Roll into bite-sized balls.
Refrigerate and enjoy!
You can’t imagine how many great recipes Millennial Kitchen has on their site. And their photography? Incredible. Be sure to check them out!
If you’re looking to take someone an amazingly delicious breakfast (or middle of the night) treat, look no further than this incredible Cinnamon Bun recipe from The Food Network Kitchen.
1 cup whole milk
one 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup plus 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the bowl
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
All-purpose flour, for dusting
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For all of the Fall coffee lovers out there. Courtesy of the amazing Natalie Hodson!
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/2 cup plain pumpkin purée filling (120g)
-1 scoop MRM whey protein
-1 Tbsp vanilla extract
-3 stevia packets (or any sweetener of choice)
-1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
-10 oz strong brewed coffee
-Mix all ingredients in blender then microwave for 45 seconds and enjoy!