Recipes August 2020 Farmhouse Kitchen

August 2020 Farmhouse Kitchen

August 2020 Farmhouse Kitchen

With August upon us, kids will soon be back in the groove of school lessons, and life will speed up after a slower spring and summer. That means we’ll have less time each day to get supper on the table. 

So this month I’m sharing more quick and easy recipes to make feeding those hungry bellies a little less complicated.

One-Pot Jambalaya Pasta is perfect for busy weeknights. Everything, including the pasta, cooks in one pan, making cleanup a breeze. With just a little prep, you’ll have this delicious dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Don’t let the fact that it’s easy make you think it’s bland. This meal is filled with flavor.

Keep in mind that not all Creole seasonings are the same. They have varying salt contents, and it’s easy to over-salt this dish. I’ve included the brand I use in the recipe; be cautious when adding the seasoning if you have another brand on hand.

Sheet pan meals are all the rage, and Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken is the perfect example why. You literally toss all the ingredients right on a rimmed baking sheet and pop it in the oven. The chicken, potatoes and Brussels sprouts are coated in a delicious lemon mustard sauce and roasted to golden perfection. 

The trick is to ensure all the ingredients are sized so they’ll cook in the same time. Leaving the potatoes too big, for example, could result in overcooked chicken and undercooked potatoes. 

Chili Mac is a childhood classic that deserves a comeback. My one-pot-wonder version gets its signature flavor from convenient packets of chili seasoning in the grocery store. I’ve taste-tested quite a few while developing recipes and prefer French’s Chili-O. 

There’s just something comforting about Chicken Pot Pie. My Alfredo Chicken Pot Pie has all the comfort of the classic recipe, but it’s made easy and even more delicious by swapping out the traditional sauce with a creamy jarred Alfredo sauce. I use canned veggies in this because that’s how my mama did it, but if you’re looking for a little more texture, frozen mixed vegetables work just as well.

Hopefully these quick and easy recipes will make it easier to get supper on the table. Remember, the food on the table is important, but the folks around it are what really matter. 

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