This time, I changed it up a bit in how I chose the recipes. My daughter has been enjoying time in the kitchen with me, so I gave her the book and told her to pick out a few that she thought looked good to her. It was fun to see what she picked out.
Her first choice was Skillet Strawberry Jam. Very easy to make, and was by far better than any store bought strawberry jam!
Skillet Strawberry Jam
4 c. strawberries, hulled and crushed
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. lemon juice
Optional: 1/4 t. vanilla extract
Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a skillet over medium-high heat; mix well.
Cook, stirring often, until strawberries soften and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, if using. Store in an airtight jar in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Her next choice, and it was a favorite right away with my family, was So-Easy Pork Fritters.
I don't fry very often at home. I love fried foods, but I usually bake or slow-cook. So, this gave me a different technique to practice.
So-Easy Pork Fritters
1 lb. pork tenderloin, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 egg, beaten
3 T. milk
1 sleeve saltine crackers, finely crushed
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
oil for frying
Flatten pork with a meat mallet; set aside.
Place egg and milk in a small bowl and blend well.
Combine cracker crumbs, flour and seasonings in a separate bowl.
Dip pork slices into egg mixture, then press in crumb mixture until well coated.
Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork slices;
fry until deep golden on both sides and no longer pink in the middle, turning as needed.
The last pick is for Simple Skillet Peaches. Perfect ending to any meal.
Simple Skillet Peaches
6 c. peaches, peeled, pittled and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
Combine peaches and sugar in a large skillet over medium heat. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until peaches are soft and mixture has thickened, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in extract. Serve warm or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes about 6 servings.
*This is delicious on cereal, oatmeal, ice cream, cobbler or my favorite on top of angel food cake. Yum!
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With back-to-school coming up, what is your favorite "go-to" stovetop supper for the kids when they get home?
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