Looking for some new tasty, hearty recipes to get you through the winter? The best way to forget about the messy winter weather outside is to indulge in some serious comfort food and flavours. Here are a few of our favourites to try out this season.
Whether it’s Meatless Monday or if you’re trying to limit your meat intake in general, veggie lasagna is hearty, delicious, and won’t make you miss the meat at all. And despite what you may believe, lasagna is incredibly easy and quick to make. All you need to do it sauté onions, garlic, and your favourite veggies like zucchini, peppers, and a little spinach. Layer them in a square dish, alternating between tomato sauce, cottage cheese, and lasagna sheets – three layers is usually a good amount. Then add a generous dose of cheddar cheese to the top before popping it in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 375F.
It may be cold and snowy out, but that doesn’t stop us Canadians from firing up the barbeque. When you’re craving something grilled, shish kabobs are always a satisfying option. Whether you have carnivores of vegetarians to feed, you can tailor your kabobs as you wish, using chicken, lamb, beef, or skewering veggies and tofu together instead. The secret to making them taste amazing is marinating them for at least an hour before tossing them on the grill.
Pot Roast & Potatoes
Instant Pots are a game-changer for simplifying meal prep without sacrificing on flavour, especially when it comes to roasts as it tenderizes meat extremely well. Best of all, you can throw in potatoes, carrots, and other veggies to absorb all those succulent flavours while they cook at the same time. Easy peasy!
Glazed & Grilled Chicken
When you’re still craving something grilled and finger-lickin’ good, you can never go wrong with glazed and grilled chicken. You can get creative here, combining items like bacon and pineapple for sweet and salty flavours that will complement the tender, juicy chicken perfectly. It’s always a hit, whether it’s for the kids or if you’re hosting friends for dinner.
Mexican Street Corn
For a cheap and cheerful veggie side or snack, Mexican Street corn delivers a punch of juicy flavor and crunch. The infamous secret sauce combines Mexican staples like sour cream, cilantro, garlic, chipotle pepper, lime zest, and lime juice together for a tasty, tangy kick. You can let your family or guests add their own extra toppings, like bacon bits, cheese, and butter on top.
If your backyard is looking battered and bruised after the winter, give our team a call at Hansen Lawn & Gardens. We can spruce it up and make it beautiful just in time for the official grilling season.