13 Nov Surprise Your Parents with These Grandma Recipes
There’s something special about grandma’s cooking.
We’re sure that each one of us, at least once in their lifetime, have felt the love that’s been put in a dish made by an elderly woman.
The truth is there is nothing in the world that’s nearly as close as grandma’s cooking. It doesn’t matter whether you have fond memories of Sundays spent at granny’s house, or you’ve spent time at a friend’s Grandma. Each of us has that one memory that comes back once you catch the scent of a home-made dish.
Your parents too have such similar experiences, so why not surprise them with these irresistibly delicious, but healthy Grandma recipes?
Fruit Mix Compote
This is a recipe that screams Grandma. It’s fruity, delicious, and most importantly, healthy. Because there’s nothing like a refreshing side dish to complement a juicy main dish.
6 oz of dried blueberries (Package)
15 oz sliced peaches (Canned)
20 oz sliced pineapple (Canned)
6 oz dried apricot (Package)
Half a cup of raisins
11 oz mandarin oranges (Canned)
10 oz maraschino cherries (Jar)
1/10 tbsp cinnamon
A few pieces of lemon peel
Start by draining the peaches, pineapple, and oranges. Don’t wash them. Combine the drained fruit juice in a Dutch oven, add the dried blueberries and apricot, lemon peels, and the cinnamon spice. Heat it until boil and reduce the heat. Leave it like that for about 30 minutes, and add the previously drained fruit, and the maraschino cherries. Heat everything until warm.
You can serve this fruit mix compote both warm and at room temperature.
Your parents will enjoy this refreshing fruit bomb!
Sweet Acorn Squash
This is an extremely simple recipe with a taste out of this world. And it’s the perfect choice for the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving, when acorn squash is everywhere. It will undoubtedly bring the holiday spirit and childhood memories back!
2 acorn squash
1/2 cup of butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
A bit of Cinnamon
A bit of Cloves spice
A bit of Nutmeg
Instructions for the squash:
Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Cut each half crosswise into halves. Slice and discard the ends. Put the squash in a yellow baking pan and cover it with foil. Put in a previously preheated oven to 350° F. Bake for around 30 minutes, or until the squash becomes tender.
Instruction for the glazing:
Soften the butter and mix it with the sugar. Then spread it all over the squash. Bake it again for around 20 minutes, and pour the juices that drain in the pan occasionally over the squash.
That’s it. Your parents will enjoy it.
Grandma’s Mozzarella Pie
This list wouldn’t be complete without a pie recipe. And this mozzarella pie is the perfect choice, as it brings memories right back just from the scent. Make sure you don’t miss on making this timeless traditional recipe!
2 basil leaves (fresh)
2 oz parmesan cheese
8 oz mozzarella
2 minced cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of oregano (dried)
4 tbsp olive oil
28 oz tomatoes, diced and drained
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 and a quarter teaspoons yeast
1 and a half cup bread flour
3/4 cup water
Drop 2 tablespoons of olive oil on a baking pan and spread it evenly around it.
Combine the water and one tablespoon olive oil in a measuring cup.
Put all dry ingredients in a mixer and mix them well. While mixing, start adding the liquid mixture of water and olive oil until it becomes homogenous. Mix well for 10 minutes and the dough should become sticky.
Put this now prepared dough in the pan and flip it over to spread the olive oil around the whole surface. Spread it around the pan, and then coat it with plastic wrap for 60 to 90 mins and allow it to grow. Remove the wrap and spread the dough once again over the pan, cover it again with plastic foil and let it rest for 45-50 mins.
Preheat the oven at 500° F.
Combine the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and mix them, and chop the basil leaves and put them aside.
Then, spread the cheese mix evenly over the dough, and cover it with the sliced tomato. Bake for 10-15 mins until it becomes golden brown.
Then, loosen the crust from the pan and move the pie on a cooling rack or another pan. Add the basil on top while it’s still hot.
Green Pea Broth
Our grandma was a wiz for broths. She made the most delicious bone broth, and her green pea broth was so tasty, our family could enjoy it for days.
Same as with the bone broth she always prepared, with the green peas too she always stood over the simmering pot, stirring it and smiling.
This recipe will be simple – as we did most of the job beforehand for you.
Ingredients (for 2 persons)
– 2 Sachets of Green Pea Broth
– 400 ml water
Pour the contents of the sachets in 400ml water, and mix well until it dissolves. That’s all it takes to enjoy our grandma’s green pea broth!