August 2019 Farmhouse Kitchen
It’s hard to believe, but summer is quickly fading, and kids will be back in school before you know it. While we do love summer months, returning to a consistent schedule is always nice. That also means a busier schedule — at least for us. Returning to school brings homework, golf lessons, soccer practices, etc., so it’s a little harder to get a home-cooked meal on the table.
But, have no fear! This month, I’m sharing tried-and-true, quick-and-easy weeknight suppers we turn to when the days just don’t seem long enough to allow time to cook. They’re perfect for families, kids of all ages and folks on-the- go.
Five-Ingredient Beef Enchiladas are a surefire family favorite. And while the recipe only calls for five ingredients, let’s talk about one of them — the tortillas. Enchiladas are traditionally made with corn tortillas, but my family just doesn’t love them, so we use flour tortillas. It changes the enchilada texture a little, but we’re willing to make the sacrifice. Feel free to use whichever your family would prefer. They’re delicious either way.
For years, Easy Stromboli was SouthernBite.com’s most popular recipe and for good reason. It comes together in a flash, and you can customize it with your favorite pizza toppings. Using a can of refrigerated pizza dough makes stromboli night a breeze. Find the dough in the grocery store by the canned biscuits and cinnamon rolls. Some folks might find it a little challenging to get the thing rolled up once it’s filled with toppings, but my photo tutorial on SouthernBite.com should make it easier.
Fajita Chicken Casserole might not seem like much at first, but it’s filled with flavor. The key to this one is finding the right fajita seasoning since so much of the dish’s flavor relies on it. I prefer the McCormick Fajita Seasoning Mix because it adds tons of flavor and a hint of smokiness that makes it taste even more like fajitas.
Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken is another family favorite. At first glance, it looks like this dish takes a lot of time to put together, but the hands-on time is minimal. Place all the ingredients in a gallon-size zip-top bag and let it marinate, then pour the entire bag into a Dutch oven and bake. You can mix the ingredients together in the morning, toss it in the fridge before work and pop it in the oven as soon as you get home. Kids really love the flavors of this one.
Regardless of how you do it, it’s never been more important to gather your family around the table each evening. The world has us running in 100 directions, and having supper together is your opportunity to pull your folks in a little closer and make sure they know home is the calm in the storm. Y’all enjoy!