Thanks for all the birthday greetings yesterday 🙂 We went to the Works for dinner (gourmet hamburger place that started in Ottawa – but is now in many Ontario cities). That is about all we did. The students made me a gingerbread cake with lemon sauce – it was delicious!
Here in Ottawa it has been mighty cold this winter. Other places also became frigid this week as the ‘polar vortex’ made more southern parts as cold as the northern regions. It caused some panic and whatnot. But at least now so many of you have an idea of what Ottawa/Calgary/Regina/Winnipeg/etc. deal with all winter. If you found yourself cold and digging around for winter gear – perhaps now would be a good time to visit MEC and pick up some thermal wear. 🙂
With winter being in full swing, many dinners that I make tend to be on the warm comfort side (as well as reasonably easy to make). I’ve posted many recipes before, which are available in the FOOD table above. But since many of you (like me) read blogs via Feedly/Bloglovin, I will compile a list of warm winter foods in this post.
Beefaroni – I have not made this dish yet this year, but I think I will make it on Friday. This recipe is just another way of making traditional spaghetti. But, it just tastes different (because of the noodles?).
Butternut Squash Soup – One of my fave soup recipes. I have a butternut squash sitting in my vegetable area that is screaming to be made into soup.
Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie or Turkey Pot Pie – I posted the turkey pot pie recipe last week. After freezing the filling and reheating it – it turned out great. P was all “that was sooooo good”. The Mushroom chicken pot pie is a crockpot recipe. But really if you ever have leftover roast turkey or chicken, you can easily use the turkey pot pie recipe.
Chili – this is on the cooking agenda for tomorrow. I love a good bowl of chili! I top mine with avocado, sour cream and cheese.
Mushroom Bacon Quiche – A variation of a Julia Child recipe. Another great way to use up some leftover meat and eggs. I do not make the crust though.
Pretty much all of these dinners are made in under an hour (the butternut squash soup takes a little longer). It is quite easy to make most dishes vegetarian. In the next couple of weeks, I will be posting more recipes. I just have to dig out the camera to make pretty food preparation pictures!
Have a great Wednesday!
Do you have any favorite winter recipes? Feel free to share a link!