Easy recipes for when you’re stuck at home

Published 2:54 pm Sunday, March 29, 2020

During this time when kids are stuck at home because of the coronavirus, and many are working from home, there is always a want for food. Some easy recipes to try during this trying time are offered by Taste of Home.
1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt, optional
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
3/4 cup water
1 beef bouillon cube
In a large saucepan or skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender; drain. Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt if desired, basil and pepper. Stir in the noodles, beans, tomatoes, water and bouillon.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally
1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
1-1/4 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 teaspoons ground mustard
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
4 green onions, chopped
3 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon; pour off drippings.
In same pan, melt butter over low heat; stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes (do not burn). Gradually whisk in milk, broth, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
Stir in green onions, pasta and beef; heat through. Stir in half of the cheeses until melted. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until melted.
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
2 cups frozen peas and carrots (about 10 ounces), thawed
1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, quartered
Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix flour, broth, milk and pepper until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken and peas and carrots; heat through. Arrange biscuits over stew. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 15-20 minutes.

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