With all the things going on with this Pandemic I am doing things differently. Instead of menu planning, I am going to share basic things we can do to ease our burdens.
This week I am going to share some things we can do with something most of us have in our pantry ( if not get a big bag or two). Flour. Just plain old all-purpose is all you need ( though you will need some baking soda and Baking powder too).
Flour is versital from savory, to sweets, to thickening to even things to play with.
Use flour for dredging meat. just season it however you like to coat your meat and panfry or even bake. Here is a simple shake and bake recipe for meat. Just add other seasonings to add more flavor https://www.food.com/recipe/flour-shake-and-bake-for-chicken-108411
Make gravy and sauces; Flour is the base for most roux. https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/white-gravy/bfb2171d-b858-4e63-be05-5e6b7d912e55 cheese sauce for veggies or pasta. https://www.allrecipes.com/article/cheese-sauce-made-easy/
Or make your own bread: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/easy-bread-recipes-for-beginners/ Biscuits ( make them drop and add cheddar cheese) or drop them in chicken broth and make dumplings) https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/biscuits-recipe-1943493
Pancakes ( add blueberries or chocolate chips) https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/21014/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/ top with syrup or fruit and cool whip
Pie crust https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/220996/easy-homemade-pie-crust/ you can use for pies sweet or pot pie.
And I promised for fun.. https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/no-cook-playdough/ add food color for color. Paper Mache.. use up old newspapers and make bowls https://www.hometalk.com/26866410/diy-paper-mache-bowls?
What do you do with flour? Do you have a favorite recipe you use?