People love eating at restaurants and fast food places, but there’s nothing like a delicious homemade meal. And it’s not as hard to make every day as many think!
Instead of meeting for dinner, try making dinner. A few classic recipes are all you need to make cooking a simple, accessible part of your daily life. It’s also a great way to bring people together.
That’s how to enjoy some great food while lowering your eating-out expenses. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled a few recipes to get you winding down your week with a homemade feast.
1. Caesar Salad
Known the world over, Caesar Salad has gone through many variations, but the base is the same. This simple salad consists of crisp romaine, croutons, and Parmesan cheese tossed with a dressing made of garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, anchovies, egg, and extra virgin olive oil.
To make it even more flavorful, fresh cracked pepper and salt can be added. This salad is an excellent accompaniment to fish, poultry, or steak. It’s also a delightful starter to a meal.
2. Quiche Lorraine
The cheese can be replaced with cheddar, Swiss, or mozzarella, and the bacon can be omitted if desired. The crust can be made with store-bought pastry or homemade using a simple butter, salt, and flour crust.
To make Quiche Lorraine, pre-bake the crust, then add the bacon and cheese, followed by the egg mixture.
3. Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Rinse them under cold water, peel off the shells, and devein. Saute the shrimp in a pan with a blend of herbs and spices – garlic, smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, and a pinch of salt.
For the garlic sauce, sauté garlic, red pepper flakes, and chopped parsley in olive oil. Pour in white wine and reduce it down to half. Add heavy cream and cook until it thickens. Make sure to set aside when cooked.
4. Classic Cheeseburgers
To make a classic cheeseburger, start by choosing the proper patty. Ground beef, chicken, or turkey are great options—season with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs. Add a slice of cheese to the burger patty and cook it on your preferred cooking gadget.
Once cooked, place the patty on a bun and add your favorite condiments such as lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and pickles. Finally, layer two slices of cheese and let it melt.
5. Roasted Chicken Chunks
To prepare the roasted chicken, combine diced chicken pieces with canola oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and any other seasonings you want.
Once connected, spread the chicken chunks onto a sheet pan and bake in a 375-degree oven for 45 minutes, flipping the chicken every 15 minutes until it’s golden brown. For added flavor and texture, you can add other vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots.
Roasted chicken chunks make for a delicious, healthy meal that’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy your tasty dish with warm, crusty bread and a side of a flavorful vegetable dish.
Make the Most Out of Your Classic Recipes
Making classic recipes at home can be a fun and nostalgic experience! You can enjoy many of the recipes that remind you of your favorite childhood dishes, or you can try new dishes.
There is something for everyone, from homemade macaroni and cheese to delicious pot pies. Try something new today!
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