Everyone has their favorite foods which they crave from time to time, and especially around some special dates, like holidays or birthdays.
My husband just celebrated his Birthday, so I prepared his favorite food for his special day. For the main course I prepared a beef dish, Beef Roulade (his second choice next to Fillet Mignon on the grill), and Ice Cream cake for dessert.
If you are planning a party and need ideas to expand your menu beyond the chips and dips, Swedish Meatballs will to the trick. You can make these from scratch, or cut on preparation time, and buy ready made Italian Style frozen meatballs, just add the sauce, and cook. I tried the ready made meatballs once, and they are almost as good as home made.
If you like chili, or baked beans, you will enjoy this Calico Beans recipe.
It is very tasty and inviting on a cold winter day, or at a barbecue. You will not be slaving over the stove mixing it endlessly, since once you are done with all the prep work, it cooks slowly on its own, in the slow cooker. The smell of fried bacon and barbecue sauce plays games with everyone’s taste buds.
One of my husband’s favorite meals is Beef/Veal Goulash, served with garlic butter mashed potatoes. I love cooking, but I really do not like to spend all my time in the kitchen, so my pressure cooker comes in handy for this recipe, since it takes only 17 minutes to cook this meal.
What other comfort food can be more satisfying on a cold winter day, than a nice bowl of hot stew, served with a fresh piece of your favorite bread. Preparing stew the old fashion way could be time consuming, but it only takes 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.