Comfort food is great in the winter. It's cold. It's dreary. We haven't seen combines or tractors in the fields for a few months since harvest and post-harvest field work ended in late fall. So, what are those farmers doing now that their fields are covered in snow?
While there is technically less going on in the winter than other seasons, there's always a lot going on. Grain farmers are hauling corn to the elevator. Livestock farmers are caring for their animals and ensuring they are comfortable despite the dropping temperatures. Many agriculture organizations hold meetings during the winter since it is one of the more convenient times for farmers to get off the farm.
Housing livestock in barn is especially handy this time of year. Barns allow farmers to maintain a consistent temperature to keep animals comfortable. If they were outside, they would be much colder. Inside, they are protected from the elements.
Let's get cookin'! We hope you enjoy this week's menu. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes next week!
Pancakes are a crowd favorite on the weekends, but these Strawberry Pancakes with Nutella Syrup from The Crumby Cupcake are easy enough to enjoy any morning of the week! Fresh Florida strawberries and that syrup are what takes these babies to the next level!
Meatless Monday calls for something easy after a hard day getting back into the groove after the weekend, and this One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta from The Crumby Cupcake fits the bill!
While your easy-peasy pasta is cooking on the stove top on Monday, you can easily start these magical Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs from Kimmi's Dairyland in the oven! Then all you need to do is heat them up and slather that mouthwatering BBQ sauce on top under the broiler!
Toss everything into your soup pot on Tuesday and let this Curry Turkey & Rice Soup from Mom's Messy Miracles simmer while you enjoy your ribs! On Wednesday evening, add your rice and turkey and they'll think you slaved away all day on this comforting winter meal.
There's nothing worse than a dry pork chop...but these quick and easy Skillet Pork Chops with Tomatoes from Organized Island prove that they don't all have to be!
Friday means firing up the grill in celebration of a long week! Surprise your family with these jazzed up Cheddar Bacon Ranch Burgers from My Fearless Kitchen. Don't forget the Worcestershire sauce!
No matter how busy you are, there's always time for dessert! These beautiful Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Coconut Macaroons from Desserts Required can be enjoyed all week long...if you can keep little hands out of the cookie jar!!
Enjoy your weekend with leftovers or a fun night out - we'll see you next week with another tasty round up of meals!