Food is an important part of humanity, it turns out.
Beyond just literally keeping our bodies functioning, food is a huge aspect of all cultures. It brings us together and allows us to be creative, and is a great way to share love with one another.
So this week, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite recipes! (Warning: recipe blogpost incoming!)
Growing up, his mom would make a soup that was always super delicious and filling. It later came to be known as the wonderful “Kelley Stewp!” It’s got beef, carrots, corn, peas, Knorr vegetable recipe mix, potatoes, and tomato juice! Needless to say, this recipe reminds him of home and makes sure he'll grow up big and strong!
The important thing here is to not overthink things. This is a great example of just letting the food happen! Riley just eyeballs his ingredients each time, feel free to add the ingredients that you like!
1lb browned ground beef
8oz. of baby carrots
10oz. bag of frozen corn, microwaved per package instructions
10oz. bag of frozen peas, microwaved per package instructions
46oz. of tomato juice
Knorr brand vegetable recipe mix seasoning
4 lg sliced russet potatoes
1. Dump all ingredients into large stock pot.
2. Simmer for 2-3 hours.
3. Done. Enjoy while dreaming of childhood, with crackers.
Simple and filling is generally what he goes for in his food, and this little recipe does the job. Another childhood food, Enchilada Casserole has the four major food groups: Spicy, Beans, Meat, and Fritos. Easy for a weeknight dinner, and keeps really well (the Fritos don't even get soggy! If you reheat it well).
1 lb hamburger
1 small onion
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans chili with beans
1 small bag of Fritos
1 cup shredded cheese
To keep the casserole more crispy and dry, drain the beans before adding. For more flavor, keep the juices in!
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Brown meat and onions in a frying pan and drain, add tomato sauce and chili beans and mix well.
3. Spray down a casserole dish with nonstick spray, then layer crumbled Fritos, meat mixture, and top with cheese.
4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Jack somehow gets by without getting too attached to his food, and so he came to us without any cherished recipes or any culinary dispositions. Don't worry- we make an effort to keep him fed and healthy and full of food-y love, and make jokes about how his only recipe is making coffee.
Coffee is a pretty large rabbit-hole if you let it be, but here is a hoity-toity recipe for some amazing Mexican coffee syrup!
This came to us with a bomb recipe for Huevos Rancheros, which you should also check out (Jack loves his egg sandwiches!). Click the button for more! Or don't.
You do you.
¾ c. Piloncillo sugar (or brown sugar)
½ c. water
½ c. whole cloves
Peel of 1 orange
4 cinnamon sticks
1 chopped raw almonds
1. Chop the Piloncillo sugar (if using) to break it up. Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil. Boil for about 6 minutes until liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and strain into heatproof jar to cool. Use as desired in a cup of coffee.
Legend has it, Emma's very first word was "hungy". She is still hungy to this day!
In all seriousness- I have been a foodie since I was very little! I was taught how to cut my own steak at the age of 3, and started enjoying oysters on the halfshell at 12 (much to the apparent amazement of the adults around me). I LOVE seafood. I love to bake! But I love breakfast probably most of all.
There are so many good breakfast recipes in the world! But not many things beat some homemade sausage gravy and biscuits, unless you bake them in a casserole!
Biscuits and Gravy Bake
1 12-oz tube refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb cooked sausage
1 cup shredded cheese
For the gravy:
4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. flour
salt & pepper to taste
2 cups milk
1. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Set aside. 2. In a bowl, mix the eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Set aside. 3. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper, and slowly add the 2 cups of milk. Simmer, stirring, until it’s thickened. 4. In a greased 9x13 glass baking dish, layer the biscuits, sausage, cheese, egg mixture, and gravy. 5. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 35-45 min, until the eggs on the bottom are cooked. Enjoy!
Let us know if you end up trying any of these! Or what your favorite recipe is, and why! Or share pictures of your pets. Whatever makes you happy. :)
We love you guys so much! We hope you had an amazing week and that you find reasons to love everyone around you.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world. Thoughtfully and respectfully from all of us in Fat Stallion-