When cold weather hits, it’s natural to seek comfort in a variety of forms: warm blankets, layers of sweaters and delicious, hearty meals. Foods with a little nostalgia warms our hearts as well as our tummies, so comfort food is a fav on a chilly night. Here are our favorite winter recipes.
There is something about very cold weather that gives one an enormous appetite. Most of us find ourselves beginning to crave rich steaming stews and hot apple pies and all kinds of delicious warming dishes.Roald Dahl in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Of course, comfort food is different for everyone, because it’s based on the nostalgia built into it – what mom or grandma used to make, which is also cultural.
Here’s a list of common comfort foods that we turn to for winter recipes:
- mac and cheese
- fried chicken
- pancakes & waffles
- fish & chips
- biscuits & gravy
- corned beef & cabbage
Opt for Seasonal Produce
Yes, the days of watermelon and light dishes are over. The dropping temperature brings new seasonal produce made for cool-weather cooking. Think winter squash, apples, root vegetables and cauliflower.
Use a seasonal food guide to know what produce is in season. Cooking with seasonal produce ensures your food is in peak form at its most nutritional and flavorful state.
Simple Recipes for Shorter Days
With less daylight hours, we can get tired earlier. We want something delicious, but mostly want to get into our pajamas and on the couch as soon as possible. Slow cooker recipes and casseroles or one dish recipes are winter favs.
Slow Cooker Recipes
One Dish Recipes
FarmToFork for winter ideas
Want even more? See our new one dish recipes.
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