Sometimes 4pm hits, as I wind down my workday, and I realize I have no idea what to make for dinner. And I do have those days, don’t we all!, when I am really tempted to take out a box of cereal and declare it “cereal night!” (My children would probably actually love this). But my quest to serve healthy, homemade meals most nights of the week means I hunker down, search the pantry and whip something up that will fill our bellies. When I’m on my game, it’s sitting in the crockpot by 10am, it is prepped and in the fridge or it is in the freezer awaiting a re-heat. But any day, I can find inspiration in some of the savoury recipes Sew Creative has posted over the last two years. (Need your own “recipe box”? Check out our menu board project).
Here are some of our favourites:
5 Savoury Recipes That Should Be in Every Family’s Recipe Box
Roasting a whole chicken is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to get a wholesome dinner on the table. This recipe cooks up in 45 minutes, and doesn’t require a lot of fuss. Oh, and all that AND it’s delicious. Try this butterflied chicken recipe.
When a recipe comes along that your kids just can’t get enough of it you all but frame it. Am I right? This is now a family favourite and it will be much-loved at your place as well. Some wonderful flavours blend here for a chicken dish well-served with some rice and veggies. Bookmark, pin and print this Quick and Easy Blue Dragon Hoisin Sesame Sticky Chicken.
I’m the primary cook in my family but on the weekends I take a break and my husband steps in. He is a master pizza maker and with some luck, I’ll be able to convince him to share with you some of his tips in an upcoming post. For now, Crystal’s whole wheat pizza dough will get you started. This is a nutritious way to enjoy pizza, any night of the week.
This reminds me of summer, when family gathers and you serve something hearty and easy like pulled pork sandwiches straight out of the crockpot. This might just be the best recipe out there; sweet and tangy it is delicious over yummy coleslaw. Summer picnic? Here we come! Try this Soda Pop Pulled Pork recipe.
Canning can seem intimidating: some people believe it takes a lot of time to complete, that it can be tricky to get it right and they worry about being food safe along the way. Our Canning 101 guide takes away all this mystery and hopefully makes it super-simple and straightforward so you feel motivated to try it. Start prepping now for the summer harvest and you’ll enjoy the garden bounty all year long! Check out the recipes too.
We hope this round-up of our favourite savoury recipes has inspired you to get in the kitchen and fix tonight’s supper. We all can get in a supper rut. Let’s inspire each other along the way :)