We are getting pounded by a harsh winter storm here in Los Angeles. Roads are flooded, hillsides are sliding, and I was almost taken out by a flying palm tree branch. It may be a mess out there on the streets of Los Angeles but here at home, it’s cozy and warm. On days like these, I’m all about comfort meals that welcome my family home with a great dinner.
This week, I’m serving up dinners that are sure to make everyone happy. A delicious winter pasta with pan roasted cauliflower, bread crumbs, and cheese, my favorite Beef with Snow Peas, Oven Baked Fried Chicken, and the best Turkey Bolognese around. If we are lucky enough to have leftovers, the kids will have killer lunches to take to school.
“Meatless Monday” dinner tonight is Rigatoni with Cauliflower. With this method of cooking cauliflower, you won’t miss the meat. The cauliflower is browned in olive oil which brings out the most wonderful flavor. Add bread crumbs, cheese, and a large pasta shape like rigatoni and you have a perfect winter pasta. Good luck saving leftovers for lunch. PRO TIP: take your time browning the cauliflower. It makes all the difference.View Recipe
One of my favorite Pioneer Woman recipes! This Beef with Snow Peas is a huge hit around here. It will teach you the basics of stir fry and offer your kids a new vegetable that they will love. Add a batch of rice and Potstickers for a special weeknight meal! PRO TIP: When you stir fry, have all your ingredients prepped, lined up, and ready to go. Stir fry happens fast!View Recipe
This Oven Baked Chicken is not only super delicious but clean up is a breeze! Add Corn Souffle and Green Beans for a comforting weeknight winner of a dinner. PRO TIP: Don’t forget to prep the chicken the night before.View Recipe
You don’t get extra points for killing yourself in the kitchen. Why not make something that’s easy and delicious? My favorite Turkey Bologense is easy to put together, totally delicious, and no one will ever guess it took no time at all to make. Add some Roasted Broccoli and a big green salad to round out the meal. PRO TIP: Make the sauce early in the day so that all you have to do is come home and cook the pasta.View Recipe