Comforts of Home with @FrigidaireCA #TestDriveMoms
As much as I don’t love the cold, I do. When the weather turns and the snow starts to fly, I look forward to little ones playing their little hearts out in the snow. Good food is the heart of our winters; there’s nothing quite like coming in from the cold outdoors to the smell of a roast or apple crisp to bring our family together.
Our family spends many weekends together; Sunday is usually our comfort day where the kids can be found outside building snow forts or tobogganing and the adults indoors enjoying a good football game cozy by the fire. My mother-in-law and I whip up a meal full of the staples, meat, potatoes and dessert. This last weekend while our favourite CFL football team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, was making their way to the grey cup, we put the Frigidaire Gallery Full Induction Freestanding Range to the test with some of our favourite comfort foods.
I have many favourite comfort food recipes but there just isn’t a comparison when it comes to a pot roast, Yorkshire Pudding and all the fixings. I have fond memories growing up of Sunday pot roast dinners; now that I am a mom, I bring those memories to my own family. I find it interesting that between my mother and my mother-in-law the slightest tweak of a change in the recipe has a taste difference in the Yorkshire Pudding, both equally as good. Really, can Yorkshire Pudding taste bad smothered in roast gravy? I think not.
Our meal always covers the bases and then runs another lap. If a pot roast meal isn’t enough, cheesy battered baked chicken and Apple Crisp make sure to get the job done. The best part about a meal like this is the cooking appliance handled like a champ; the Fits-MoreTM induction cook-top allowed us to cook all the sides and keep them warm while the rest of the meal was finishing. The induction oven cooked the pot roast in less time and allowed even heating to cook the Apple Crisp and chicken at the same time. Having all the food ready at the same time and eating until that first button pops is what comfort food is all about.
What are you favourite comfort foods?
Yorkshire Pudding Recipe
- 4 large, fresh eggs, measured in a measuring cup
- Equal parts of milk to eggs
- Equal parts of all purpose/plain flour to eggs
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp bacon drippings (my moms trick), lard, beef dripping or vegetable oil
- Heat the oven to 450F.
- Mix eggs and milk in a large mixing bowl with a whisk or electric beater. Add the pinch of salt and mix thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Gradually add the equal parts of flour into the milk and egg mixture and beat until free of lumps, similar to thick cream.
- Let the batter to rest in the kitchen for at least 30 minutes,up to a couple hours (if possible).
- Put a dime sized piece of bacon fat, lard, roast drippings or ½ tsp vegetable oil into each muffin tin and heat in the oven until the fat is smoking. Whisk the batter again, adding 2 tbsp of cold water before filling each tin to ⅓ with batter.
- Cook until golden brown for approx 20 minutes.
Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.