What are your favourite winter comfort foods?

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  1. debbie roberts profile image73
    debbie robertsposted 11 years ago

    Winters not far off now - where I live at least. It's the time of year to enjoy some warming comfort foods...
    I'm looking forward to beef and beer pie with suet pastry, roast potatoes, veg and a nice thick beefy gravy followed by steamed syrup pudding and custard.....Some beef stew and dumplings.....I could go on.
    What are your favourite winter comfort foods?

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I just cannot wait to make my 'signature' Guinness Irish Stew - it's so tasty, warming and filling - add some nice crunchy bread and I'm in heaven! I even have a hub dedicated to this wonder!!!

    2. debbie roberts profile image73
      debbie robertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      A nice hot, steamy bowl of avgolemono (egg & lemon) soup with big chunks of chicken, potato and carrot...Mmmmmm maybe an idea for tea tonight....

  2. cashmere profile image79
    cashmereposted 11 years ago

    Soups! Of all kinds. I love to make and drink soups all winter.

  3. profile image0
    blatvaposted 11 years ago

    I'm all about warm drinks. Apple cider, hot chocolate, peppermint tea... Always seems to taste better in the winter.

  4. Erin Boggs1 profile image79
    Erin Boggs1posted 11 years ago

    Chili and corn bread for me. I love vegetable soup , and the hot cider too. Oh Eggnog...but Chili on a gold day is great.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Chicken stew and dumplings and home made pea and ham soup.

  5. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 11 years ago

    It's not exactly any one meal that I look forward to. I look forward to getting the slow cooker out, each day adding different new ingredients to change the stew to a soup, ets.
    I love how cheaply one can eat with something like a slow cooker. The first meal is usually the only one that takes any real work, we start off with raw beans soaked overnight and 'preped' for cooking as the base. Raw beans are way cheap. At first it might be like a veggie chili with beans and veg and lots of sweet chili sauce (I want enough that a single bite is so hot you could almost orgasm from the heat! lol). Each day after its, a little fresh veg (or frozen) and maybe a tin of baked beans and then either potatoes or rice. It's crazy how one meal can last a week! And there is always hot stew/soup to warm up with during the day. The other treat I look forward to are chestnuts! Backing them in our mini-oven works a treat! Hot little nutty balls of yumminess!

    1. Erin Boggs1 profile image79
      Erin Boggs1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I never thought of doing that with the slow cooker but it sounds amazingly good

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Slow cookers are brilliant. My only gripe is that when you walk into the kitchen and smell the food, you become impatient. I don't want to wait that long, I want to eat it there and then.

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    Oh, how I love the cooler season for entertaining my friends! Among my favorites are minestrone, roasted meats and roasted winter veggies, chicken and rice, tamale pie, and meatloaf w/ garlic mashed potatoes. In the #1 spot is beef stew w/ rosemary sourdough bread and a baby greens salad w/ Asian pear, walnuts, cranberries, and Gorgonzola cheese, and a balsamic vinegarette dressing. You're making me hungry! :>)

  7. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 11 years ago

    Hot custard on Currant cake - for "afters" or just a snack...

  8. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    This is a great topic.

    We just put up our first pot of chili the other night and it was awesome.
    Now I'm going to go make some minestrone (or in honor of Halloween "sinisterone") soup.
    Pretty soon it will be time for POT ROAST (yum yum!).
    Oh, and a lovely baked macaroni and cheese.

    Can't wait around for it to get cold. Or else I'd have only about a month's worth of winter comfort!

    1. homesteadbound profile image82
      homesteadboundposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      sinisterone! I love it!

  9. profile image0
    Wilfionposted 11 years ago

    I can't get enough stew in winter.  I had it four night's running last week.  I have also started on the Christmas puddings, as they are already in the shops.  Stew, followed by Christmas pudding and a pot of tea constantly on the go is the ideal winter recipe for me.

  10. GmaGoldie profile image75
    GmaGoldieposted 11 years ago

    I must confess - I am like Wilfion - I have had stew three nights in a row and lunch tomorrow is calling for the same. As I sit here with my English hot tea and honey, I wonder what Christmas pudding is...that is a new item for me.

    Great forum post - thank you!

    1. profile image0
      Wilfionposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I had assumed everyone had Christmas pudding after their Christmas dinner.  Most people usually eat it, even if they hate it, because it is traditional, like sprouts.   It is also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding, and has been eaten after Christmas dinner since mediaeval times.  It is like a fruit cake but richer, and is served with brandy sauce or has brandy poured over it before it is set on fire.  However, I wouldn't recommend this, as a relation of mine once set her hair on fire in the process.  It is often decorated with holly, and traditionally had a sixpence mixed with the fruit, so that whoever found it received some luck.  At least if they hadn't broken their tooth on it.


      1. debbie roberts profile image73
        debbie robertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I gave up making our Christmas pudding a few years ago as I could never get it right, I think I managed to make one decent one..They either tasted nasty or went mouldy, it's very damp here in the winter and even keeping it near the de humidifier didn't work..
        After months of anticipating what the pudding would taste like or even if it had been successful was more than I could bear. So I now buy it and stick to making the cake...It is a Christmas must have though!!...With lashings of cream!!

  11. homesteadbound profile image82
    homesteadboundposted 11 years ago

    Hot chocolate!

  12. leahlefler profile image95
    leahleflerposted 11 years ago

    Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering (and cat on a soapbox, can I come over for dinner - YUM)!

    I love hot tea and cinnamon rolls for a snack in the winter, but my favorite dinners are stews and chilis. Anything that takes a while to cook and heats up the kitchen!

    Our first snow is tomorrow night, so I suppose I should start the slow cooker!

  13. Claudia Tello profile image67
    Claudia Telloposted 11 years ago

    Pumpkin in all its forms but specially roasted and soup.

    1. Claudia Tello profile image67
      Claudia Telloposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh! And fruitcake of course!

  14. profile image0
    twodawgsposted 11 years ago

    In cooler weather, I like soups, stews, casseroles, roasted veggies and meat of all kinds.

  15. At Home Mommy profile image59
    At Home Mommyposted 11 years ago

    Pretty much anything pumpkin - pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cheesecake. And I love butternut squash soup. smile

  16. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 11 years ago

    Soups, stews, and pasta.


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