My Easy Go To Meal

My Easy Go To Meal

 

My Easy Go To Meal

My Easy Go To Meal

 

Do you ever have trouble coming up with a meal, whether it be for noon time or supper time?  As I have gotten older it seems to be more of a chore for me so today I want to share “My Easy Go To Meal.”

 

My Easy Got To Meal is what I fall back on whenever I just don’t know what else to make.  Being my husband is really a meat and potatoes guy I always have potatoes on hand and because we are blessed by a couple of members in our church who raise beef and give us beef for a Christmas present, I always have beef available.

 Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Corn.  I freeze corn in the fall so thankfully I just have to go to the freezer and grab a bag of it.  My Hamburger Gravy recipe isn’t anything special just a simple fry it up, add some onion soup mix, pepper and salt if needed, I do also add a little beef broth and Kitchen Bouquet (for coloring), then I thicken it up with cornstarch.  Of course I peel, cut up and boil the potatoes until done and then mash them with the old fashion potato masher.  

My Easy Go To Meal

Potato Masher

 

All these years I have been cooking and I did not realize that mashing your potatoes with a mixer make them gooey, of course if you go by what my grown kids say, I always used instant potatoes when they were growing up.  I have become a whole lot more conscious of preservatives in foods, I really believe they have a lot to do with our unhealthy society.

 

My Easy Go To Meal

Mashed Potatoes with Parsley

 

Dress Up Your Mashed Potatoes:

A little extra tidbit, the health benefits of eating potatoes:

  • Did you know they are an excellent source of Vitamin C?
  • Also they have more potassium value then a banana.  Potassium is a mineral that helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in our body cells, also can help to maintain normal blood pressures.  Potassium is vital in transmitting nerve impulses and muscle contracting.
  • Great source of Vitamin B6 & why do we need B6?   B6 is one of the complex B vitamins, plays an important role in converting food into energy and helping the body metabolize fats and proteins. The B vitamins are also important for healthy hair, skin, liver, and eyes. 
  • And they are gluten-free!

Of course eating french fries and potato chips aren’t of the value of eating a baked potato, they add lots of fat.

My Easy Go To Meal

Nutritious Potato