Happy Cinco de Mayo tomorrow everyone! I hope you have the opportunity to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Mexico. Perhaps I’ll be able to sneak in a little siesta. 😀 This week I wanted to make something delicious and easy not just for Cinco de Mayo but for any day. I wasn’t sure what to do so I did what I always do. Called my mom and asked for her opinion. My mom is the best cook I know. I might be biased, but she did have her own catering business. Just saying, seriously delicious family dinners. She is amazing and so generously sharing one of her recipes: Mexican lasagna.
This is seriously simple and delicious. Full of cheesy goodness and not spicy for all those true Minnesotans like myself. Using tortillas instead of noodles is brilliant. This recipe is fantastic for dinner, whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, or Tuesday.
Hello, hasn’t the winter been weird in a wonderful way? Here in Minnesota we have been loving the 50 and 60 degree weather. But winter is determined to make a comeback. So while we savor every last bit of beautiful weather, I want to be prepared to keep warm and cozy. Soup is always wonderful for warming people up on chilly days. I flipped through my recipe box and found a chowder recipe. With a little adapting, I made a delicious bacon and potato chowder.
With delicious bacon, fresh veggies, and potatoes. this thick, hearty chowder is perfect for frosty evenings. Cooking it all in one pot blends all the wonderful flavors and keeps cleaning down to a minimum. Incidentally it’s also gluten free because it uses the potatoes to thicken the soup instead of flour. Which is an awesome bonus for keeping your family warm and well fed.
As I was planning my Thanksgiving feast, I was thinking of my family and all the traditional food we have. The turkey, pies, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce (out of the can, ridges and all), and of course stuffing or dressing.
If it is cooked inside a turkey: it is considered stuffing. If it is cooked separately outside a turkey: it is considered dressing. Whatever you call it, it is delicious!
You will always find my plate loaded with stuffing…or dressing,
So I decided to look through my old box of family recipes for a version of this savory side dish.
I found my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.
It has a slightly sweet taste along with the savory, which is a welcome surprise from all those very savory dishes at Thanksgiving.
From our family to yours here is my great grandmother’s recipe for Corn Bread Stuffing.