top ten tuesday

brrrr.  it's cold.

 i don't like being cold.  my asian body is not meant to be in this type of weather.  if i could i would hibernate until spring.  in the summer i like to keep the thermostat at 78 if i could (but everyone else seems to have major sweating issues).

so during these cold winter months, i often like to cook lots of warm-your-tummy, comfort food type meals.  you know, those meals that warm the entire house.  with comforting smells that permeate every nook and cranny of your home.  i suppose that is one of the nice things about winter...

top 10 favorite cold weather dinners:
  1. pot roast
  2. beef stew
  3. potato leek soup (but i also add corn and bacon)
  4. chicken dumpling soup (homemade dumplings are the best!)
  5. chili with lots of shredded cheddar cheese and cornbread
  6. shrimp bisque (you can do lobster if you're feeling extra fancy.)
  7. meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green beans
  8. grilled cheese and tomato soup
  9. opor ayam with rice (you can find out what this one is here.)
  10. black bean soup/santa fe soup (i don't have an official title for this one because this one we threw together based on a soup a friend made for us.  she calls it santa fe soup.)
let me know if you are interested in any of the recipes.  i might be able to share it with you if i can figure out the precise amounts we use for each ingredient.

got any comfort foods you tend to gravitate towards during the cold months?


    little rambler said...

    I just read the post for black bean soup over on SmittenKitchen...I think that's going to happen in our house this weekend! I also love lasagna for this weather!

    Prasti said...

    @little rambler yes...i wonder if that's the black bean soup recipe we used as a guide? i love smitten kitchen :). and i can't believe i forgot lasagna. that's a great one to make extra of and freeze for later.

    erin said...

    I love to make potato soup and chilli during the winter months.

    Melissa said...

    Yummm... I love winter foods.

    GranolaMom4God said...

    I may have to try out your "asian" meal! i love anything with coconut!

    SarahHub said...

    Mmmm... Grilled cheese and tomato soup. So easy, but the best lunch on cold days!

    Astrid Vinje said...

    I like making Butternut Squash soup. That always warms my tummy and fills me up. And if you add a little coconut milk, it makes it kind of Asian tasting. Mmmmm.

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