This post is sponsored by Taste of Home. The opinions shared are mine alone.
Happy Friday my friends! It’s been crazy Ohio weather this week with all of the seasons in one week! There’s a saying something along the lines of “If you don’t like the the weather in Ohio, don’t worry it will be different tomorrow”. Not funny because it’s true!
So I have a confession. You see me make a lot of food here. What you don’t see is that more often than not my husband Ryan and I don’t sit down to a nice meal together where we aren’t multi-tasking. What often happens is we’ll both be working and then realize how late it is and just eat leftovers or something out of the freezer. Usually in front of the TV. Eeeek ok there it is, please don’t judge me! (Hands covering face right now!) Then usually on food post days, once I finish making a meal for a post I’ll let Ryan eat (he’s always so patient!) and then I continue on with my picture taking and eat later.
Last week Ryan and I sat down and got out our calendars and decided to be more intentional this year with our time we spend together and made some fun plans. But really this starts with the everyday. Having a family meal doesn’t need to just revolve around a blog post, especially when the only recipes I make are easy ones and don’t take a long time to make!
When Taste of Home sent me their new cookbook, 100 Family Meals, the subtitle is what really got me thinking… “Bring the Family Back to the Dinner Table”. Even with our busy schedules I know we can commit to eating at least 2 or 3 meals together at the dinner table!
Paging through the book gave me so much inspiration… there are so many suggestions which revolve around making sure meal time is upheld as a time for families to connect and share with each other. There are cute ideas for integrating kids into the kitchen, meal planning tips, grocery lists and my favorite blurbs which are spread throughout the book called “table talk” with questions to talk about at dinner. I like the idea of changing up the table talk at dinner every night!
But let’s get down to the recipes. Because let’s be honest, this cookbook is all about how to make life easier for busy families while making sure to connect together through meals. They’ve got that covered too! There are so many delicious recipes of every kind and very easy to prepare! Any level cook can have a very stacked meal plan with this great resource. Considering it was 67 in Columbus yesterday and 22 today with freezing rain, this Turkey Biscuit Stew was the perfect pick for a cozy night in! I mean does it get more “comfort food” than a hearty, creamy stew?
Yes it sure does, when you add some flaky biscuits on top of that stew!
Winner winner turkey (stew) dinner! We’ll enjoy it for dinner again too!
Turkey Biscuit Stew
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup butter cubed
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can 10-1/2 ounces condensed chicken broth, undiluted
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 1 cup cooked peas
- 1 cup cooked whole baby carrots
- 1 tube 10 ounces refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, saute onion in butter until tender.
- Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth and milk.
- Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
- Add the turkey, peas and carrots; heat through.
- Separate biscuits and arrange over the stew.
- Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown
I have so many recipes dogeared in the cookbook ready to go for nights when I need to cook something fast because we’re both so hungry! Next up is Speedy Shepherd’s Pie (unless it’s near 70 again, then Ryan can put on his grilling pants and we can have Citrus-Glazer Pork Chops!)
How many nights a week do you have a family meal together? I’m sure with the help of 100 Family Meals (get it here!) you can make those nights easier and more special.
Have a great weekend and thanks so much for reading!
Pin for later!