We take pizza very seriously at our house, so I always try to have fresh homemade sauce on hand. One cup is the perfect amount for a 12-14 inch pie and it's easy to store a good supply using very little freezer space if you freeze it by the cup in 1-quart resealable bags and stack them flat on your freezer shelf.
This is total guy food - meaty, cheesy, filling. Even better the second day. Great to have in the fridge when you have a busy week coming up and little time to cook after work, or a bunch of hungry guys over for a football game.
I’ve had this recipe copied in my home recipe file for so long I have no idea now where I even got it from, but it’s one of my favorite gumbos. When fresh okra is in season, definitely give this a try.
My friend and I served this for Super Bowl Sunday last year with fresh oysters we gathered from Apalachicola Bay only an hour before and we about had a riot on our hands trying to keep them coming to the table fast enough for the guys to scarf down.
Homemade stock is so much better than canned and wonderful to have on hand to throw together a quick bowl of soup. Your frugal side will enjoy using every last little bit of the bird. I keep a plastic bag in my freezer where I collect onion, celery and carrot trimmings (cleaned) to add to the stock pot next time I have a carcass on hand.
This is delicious served with black beans and yellow rice as sides. My husband just raves about this recipe which I made up one evening while looking for something other than chicken to accompany rice and beans.
Someone once defined eternity as two people and a Christmas ham. When my husband and I received not one, not two, but three Christmas hams in one week, I came up with this recipe, which has since become one of our post-holiday favorites.