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Final cold weather meals

What are you trying to make before the cold weather is gone. I am going to make some ox tail soup and some chili.

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  1. Fish chowder. I bought some lovely rockfish 'ribs' (what's left when the fillets are cut out) and am making chowder. Kind of lame, really, considering that we're having a gorgeous first day of spring with temps in low 70's.

    1. Yes Spring is here! Time to pull haul out the dehydrator! I need to keep that resolution this year!

      I'd like to make a beautiful, deep brick- red pot of chili colorado and also green chili with pork, so good. omg, I wish I had some of both!

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      1. re: chef chicklet

        Yes, chili one more time, maybe green with pork and hominy.
        I'm dying to make some Boston style baked beans as well. Have you guys checked out kattyeyes' corned beef TDF Reuben soup with Guiness? She posted it and you'll find it under the recipes heading at the top of the page, as well as linked in a current thread on the home cooking page.

        1. re: chef chicklet

          I'm with the chili group. I slow roasted a pork loin with onions, garlic, and tomatillo salsa yesterday and will use half of it for a green pork chili. I use all the drippings in the chili and thicken it up a little with some pureed pintos.

        2. Baked tomato mac and cheese!

          1. Pot roast, Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meatloaf and maybe one more corned beef.

            1. I'm making a turkey next weekend...I really don't change what I want to eat for the most part; I always make things like mac & cheese & soups even if it's warm outside. The only things that change is my method of cooking them. I'll use my slow cooker & pressure cooker more and will cook a turkey on the grill in the middle of summer if that's what I have a taste for.

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              1. re: Cherylptw

                Yep, made a full turkey dinner last week. The leftovers are going into enchiladas today.

              2. I've been wanting to make another batch of beef stew, and one of chicken & dumplings before it gets warm. This week has been unseasonably gorgeous, but it should cool off in the next few days, so I will get some kitchen time in. We did grill out a few times already, which was a really nice treat.

                1. In the last two weeks: osso bucco and short ribs.

                  1. Another bison pot roast. Made one last weekend and it was marvelous. Would love to have some more for the freezer. And probably more chili.

                    Winter--I love the food but I'm darn sick of the temperatures and the nasty precipitation. Darn you , El NiƱo!

                    1. Braised endives with ham and gruyere cheese sauce, and cheese fondue.

                      1. The quality of navel oranges has already started to decline so we're eating lots of them. The old crop will linger in stores, but the new one won't be available until November of next year.
                        Same with sweet potatoes which are starting to get woody much to our dismay. Bye-bye until next Fall. <sigh>

                        1. got another smoked oink knuckle from 'my' butcher for a rustic soup. last time it lasted 3 days and my house smelt so very nice.

                          1. On Friday, my father and I spent a couple hours cutting up pork shoulder for morcella, a Portuguese sausage which is made with marinated pork and rice. Our version is white, which means no pig blood (thank god! I don't think I could take that.)
                            When the sausage is stuffed, we will boil it with cabbage, potatoes and carrots and distribute it to the family.