It’s rainy, gloomy, and slightly chilly outside.
Comfort food, anyone?
The weather took a turn for the worse this afternoon and rumor has it that it’s staying for the rest of the week. Bad for all those kids who are in town for spring break, good for all us old folks who wish we were on spring break.
Wait, that was mean. I’m sorry it’s raining on everyone’s spring break. I wish nothing but sunshine for you for the rest of the week.
I spent the afternoon hauled up at a local Starbucks (aka I was too lazy to drive across town in the the pouring rain).
I had a plain ice black tea and a Kashi bar during my 3 hour stay.
The weather inspired a warm, comfort meal to combat the thunder and rain.
Chicken and Biscuits is a childhood favorite I’ve had the pleasure of recreating over the years. Only it’s not Chicken and Biscuits anymore – it’s Black Eyed Peas and Cornmeal Biscuits with a heavy emphasis on the veggies.
Tonight’s recipe was inspired by Whole Foods’ Turkey with Sweet Potato Dumplings Recipe that I’ve made in the past with Megan and knew it could easily be tweaked.
Black Eyed Peas and Cornmeal Biscuits
- 1 small Yellow Onion
- 1 large Sweet Potato
- 1/2 cup Mushrooms
- 2 cups Broccoli
- 1 cup Corn
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1 T Oregano
- 2 cups Vegetable Broth
- 1 can Black Eyed Peas
- 1 cup + 1/4 cup WW Flour
- 1/2 cup AP Flour
- 1/2 cup Cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 t Baking Soda
Chop all the vegetables into bite size pieces.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan.
Add vegetables with the seasonings.
Cook until soft.
Add the vegetable broth, black eyed peas, and 1/4 cup of WW flour. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
While the veggies are simmering, combine the remaining flours, milk, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
Fill a large casserole dish or 9×12 basking dish with the vegetable mix.
Spoon the biscuit mix on top.
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes
Be sure to keep an eye on it. Mine ended up a little darker than what I was going for.
Let it cool.
The knock off chicken and biscuits was both delicious and comforting. It warmed me right up.
If you wanted to turn this into traditional chicken and biscuits you could easily remove the beans and add chicken. You can also use what ever beans you have on hand. I just happened to have black eyed peas and knew they would do the trick.
I made a snack bowl of Dark Chocolate Edamame, Kix and Dried Apples for dessert.
I’m debating whether I should set my alarm for a 6:30am yoga class or not.
Hmmmm….. decisions, decisions.