Dinner on the Double
Take advantage of that extra oven space the next time you bake a pot roast or ham. Baking a long-simmering spaghetti sauce, chili, or stew in a Dutch oven is an easy way to coax out flavor and tenderize meats without a lot of stovetop stirring. And another dinner is ready for later in the week.
Prepare your favorite recipe as directed, sautéing the meat and vegetables and adding any remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, and cover with a tight-fitting lid or a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Transfer to a 325° to 350° oven to finish simmering.
We all enjoy the simple goodness of cold-weather comfort foods. If you have a favorite recipe you serve this time of year, we'd love to try it. For each recipe we publish, we'll send you $20 now, and a copy of the Southern Living Annual Recipes Cookbook in January. Please e-mail recipes to email@example.com.
"Fresh-Picked Ideas For Winter" is from the January 2008 issue of Southern Living.