Favorite cold weather cooking?
i need some inspiration with some great recipes...i've been wanting to make some from scratch sauce and meatballs. what are your favorite things to make as the weather is getting colder that take time and make the house feel warm and delicious...
lasagna, pot roast, chili, white bean and collard green soup, chicken noodle soup with lots of veggies. But I live in Florida and it never really gets cold so we just crank down the AC and pretend ; )
Roasts(beef, chicken, pork), stews(beef, lamb), and soups(chicken noodle, Navy bean, any cream soup, any chowder).
Also anything cajun(jambalaya, gumbo, and Etouffee) .
Mmmmm... Osso Bucco. Definitely one of the first signs of fall in my household... those shanks are out and simmering as soon as the nights start to feel a little chilly. :)
Actually, that also goes for any of those long-simmering dishes like beef short ribs and lamb shanks that fill the whole house with mouth-watering smells. Yum!
How I wish we were getting cool weather, although the hottest of summer has finally broken here in Florida. I was just about to post a question on people' s favorite soups to make, but I think that would fall in here too!
I just made an albondigas soup last night, which we love. It is a mexican meatball soup, and I serve it with corn bread or corn cake:
2 large boxes beef broth (I use organic w/less salt, so I can add kosher salt)
1 can pureed tomatoes or chunky tomato soup
1 small bag frozen meatballs (about 30 meatballs)
2 small zucchinis, shredded
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
kosher salt, red pepper flakes, lots of minced garlic, chili powder, paprika - sorry, I don't measure - then a little bit of cinnamon (about half as much cinnamon as chili powder)
I also love to make new england clam chowder (mine has sherry and a little crumbled bacon on top - yum!) and pot roast over mashed potatoes (I use small red potatoes, leaving skins on).
Tartiflette, I would love to get your osso bucco recipe!
I had to think, I never know what my favorite is... it is usually whatever I'm eating.
I love to make French Onion soup on a brisk Saturday morning where I can really make the beef broth from scratch (sometimes I'll do this the night before) and then make the onion soup. Bake some bread, and put out some wonderful French Onion soup with oooozey cheeses. Float a little cognac or Sherry on the top. I've been known to add a little with each bite. I keep little individual pots of cognac or sherry by the soup to top off.
With a great zinfandel and and easy simple salad with a French Housewife salad dressing. I really love this meal!
I love Giada De laurentis beef and lentil soup, Cafe pasquals green chili and pork stew, and Rocco DiSpiritos mamas meatballs and marinara is some of the best I've had.
I love the chicken Paprikash idea, Thanks
lots of noodles
This is my favorite time of the year.
Foods I like to make in the autumn:
corn chowder (with bacon, of course)
chicken tetrazzini (family recipe)
mashed sweet potatoes
"kitchen sink" cookies
Foods I like to make in winter:
pot roast, or any braised beef dish with wine
lentil soup, pea soup, chicken soup with tortellini
polenta with a rich vegetable stew, such as mushroom
baked macaroni and cheese
If you want to make something divine from scratch, make Marcella Hazan's sauce Bolognese recipe. I tend to make this more in the depth of winter, though, when I'm stuck inside all day. The fragrance will drive you nuts.
sweet & sour cabbage with apples, onions & cranberries or cherries
mock stuffed cabbage [i make it as a layered casserole instead of stuffed rolls]
wild mushroom ragout with red wine
butternut squash soup
stewed dried fruit compote
quickbreads & muffins with pumpkins, cranberries, pecans...
Butternut squash--got a great recipe for roasted wedges of butternut squash from Jamie Oliver's first cookbook. They've been a seasonal staple for years!
Pot roasts and stews.
And cavolo nero and white bean soup!