The new year is the perfect time for resolutions, a new leaf, and an adventurous spirit–and all of that can happen right in your very own kitchen. Why not make it a goal this January to try out four new recipes with your family, to see if they meet the criteria to become a family favorite?
Don’t stop there–here are a few well-loved and approved recipes from Cheap Storage Units in Junction City KS that use winter vegetables you may never have tried before, prepared in ways that make them a hit with both the chef and the family!
Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette by Gimme Some Oven
Kale is one of those “trendy” foods right now–and for good reason! Besides being good for you, it is a cheap and nutritious way to get your greens in during the winter! It may take some getting used to for certain palates, but this recipe is guaranteed to be a great way to introduce this vegetable to your family!
The yummy dressing, served warm from the pan, is a definite highlight of this dish, but the most important part of the whole recipe is the massaging of the kale with olive oil and salt–many people may not know about this important step, but it is guaranteed to make this salad one of the yummiest you’ve eaten!
Sauteed Cabbage by Ina Garten
Everyone knows that Ina knows a thing or two about good food, and here is a recipe that can tempt even those on the strictest of budgets and eating plans. It’s warm, savory, filling, and incredibly cheap to make. It would make the perfect veggie side dish to any type of roasted meat or fish.
Using just cabbage, butter, and some salt and pepper, this side dish can be cooking in the pan after simply slicing up a whole cabbage and while the other dishes are finishing up on the stove or oven.
Baked Acorn Squash by The Pioneer Woman
Acorn squash is another very common winter produce item that can be bought for cheap and add a lot of flavor to a filling meal. Its neutral taste lends itself to a variety of different ways of being cooked, but one of the best is undoubtedly when it’s sweetened up a bit.
This recipe by the Pioneer Woman makes a great side to a weeknight dinner, as it’s easy to prep and can be baking away while you prepare the rest of the meal. While she shows you how to cut it from stem to tip, it’s just as easy to cut it through the middle and avoid having to chop through that thick stem!
Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs by Delicious Meets Healthy
Sweet potatoes are basically the most versatile, healthy vehicle for a variety of flavors, but some people may have been turned off by the mushy texture of a baked sweet potato or that infamous, marshmallow-covered sweet potato casserole.
This hash is a yummy way to get the nutritious, filling sweet potato back into your diet for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Combined with mild or spicy ground sausage and some eggs, it’s a meal that gives a lot of comfort for a small price, and a great way to eat seasonally!
Give these recipes a try this winter–there’s nothing like warm meal to bring the family together on cold, winter nights, and a bit of newness in the menu may spark some excitement for family meal times!
At Self Assured Storage, we want you to be free to enjoy as much of these quiet evenings with your family as possible–if extra furniture or stuff is causing you stress or trouble, call us right away to find out how a secure, climate-controlled storage unit could be the answer to a lot of those issues!