Making things exciting during the cold winters is one of my top priorities. Looking for fun and exciting recipes for the upcoming month is one of my favorite things to do. Today, I wanted to share with you delicious recipes to cook this February.
Since becoming a stay at home mom, I never thought how much I would be enjoying trying out new things around the house. Hey, from a working mom to a stay at home mom, a new adventure began for me; one of them was cooking and baking.
Now mind you, a few years ago my carelessness in the kitchen was the result of a house fire. It's funny how later in life, I am enjoying cooking, gardening, and of course, money saving. Creating fun and affordable meals is important to me.
Last month I decided to share with you all some of my delicious recipes to cook this January, and I wanted to do this again. I enjoy finding what produces are available during the month, which means some of them will be on sale. Of course, some of this product varies depending on the time of the month and location, but it is good to know in order to save money.
So what foods are available in February?
The list doesn’t change much from the January list I posted before, but I am going to list it.
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
Now again, remember that this list depends on the time of the month and where you are in the US. In PA, apples and carrots come from storage, and mushrooms are cultivated year round.
If you don’t know, I am expecting, and my cravings are starting to kick in since my first trimester was just a bit harsh. Winter is in full force here in eastern Pennsylvania and there has to be a snowstorm coming.
If you are like my family, when there’s a snowstorm, we crave sweets and soup and just food that is not eggs, milk, and bread (if you work retail, you know what I’m talking about!) For this month, I decided while working on my menu plan to add some fun and simple recipes for the entire family.
This means, um, they might not be as healthy as I want them to be; but I’m OK with that.
Delicious Recipes to Cook This February
Crockpot Curry: Tikka Masala
Now this Crockpot Curry: Tikka Masala recipe from Parenting Chaos is not what I normally eat every day, but since we (OK, pregnant me!) are in some rare mood of trying to eat something different once a month, I figured this recipe will do!
What I also love about this recipe is that I only need 2 ingredients, that I normally don’t have in stock, and this is a slow cooker recipe. YAS!
Crock Pot Chili
This recipe from Moms With Crockpots called Crock Pot Chili caught my attention at how simple and easy it is to make. Pregnancy cravings are calling for chili, and knowing that I can’t mess this chili up makes me happy!
A new recipe I tried and loved last month and will do again, Zuppa Toscana. If there has to be only one soup on this list, this would be it!
Banana Bread French Toast
Thinking of a simple breakfast or breakfast for dinner idea? Here’s a super simple Banana Bread French Toast to try this month. This comes from Dishes and Dust Bunnies.
Ombre Heart-Shaped Pancakes (Without Eggs)
This recipe caught my eye because one, it's simple to make and 2, it has no eggs. This Ombre Heart-Shaped Pancakes (Without Eggs) from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops is a recipe to we can do for Valentine’s Day with my family.
I am planning on trying this recipe, but I am trying to think how one of my boys is going to react to the colors of the pancakes. This is going to be fun for sure!
Easy No Bake Cherry Dessert Cups
I am going to be honest and say that I love this site. Michelle over at Dishes and Dust Bunnies is a sweetheart, and if I lived closer to her, I’d be hanging with her every Wednesday. This recipe caught my eye and it's because it's a no-bake dessert!
This Easy No Bake Cherry Dessert Cups is the kind of recipe that my kids are going to enjoy as well as their mami! Thanks to the holidays and the sales after Christmas, I am able to create this recipe at an affordable price that won’t break our grocery budget.
Valentine’s Candy Bark
While searching Glue Sticks and Gumdrops, I found this Valentine’s Candy Bark; and to be honest, I have never done any bark anything in my life. I am super excited to be trying this recipe this month.
This is a simple recipe that I can make, and since I have plenty of red food coloring from the holiday season, I am very confident my Valentine’s candy bark will not have as much M&M’s as this one (we LOVE M&Ms in this house)
One more Valentine’s Day recipe and I will stop, I promise. I can’t help it, I found some really cute recipes to do with my boys and I am looking forward to trying them. This Valentine Pretzels recipe comes from Life Is Sweeter By Design.
I hope these delicious recipes to cook this February will inspire you and give you an idea for your menu planning. Always remember that there are so many delicious foods out there that don’t cost much to create and your family will love.
What recipe are you going to try this February or want to share with me?