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Jan 2, 2011 05:57 PM

Baby its cold outside!

Its is after the holidays, and it is cold--at least where I live. I like to make myself a cup of herbal or green tea when it is cold. I make Mr. Sueatmo hot cocoa all through the winter so he doesn't feel neglected. How do you warm yourself on a cold day or night? Do you like a specific comfort food when it is shivery cold outside?

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  1. We sit in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate or apple cider and sometimes popcorn. It has warmed up substantially today to -20C, so much nicer than it has been lately!

    1. nothing warms me up from the inside out quite like a generous nip of port or cognac...but since i rarely drink anymore, it's usually a nice hot cup of tea.

      1. I make a big pot of soup at the beginning of every week - mushroom barley, vegetable, split pea, tomato, cabbage, onion, whatever - and freeze it in small containers. When I'm feeling particularly cold I warm it up, add in some warm crusty bread or noodles or something, and nurse it 'til I feel completely warmed.

        1. Soup, soup, soup, soup, soup! Our household jokes about "Soup Season," but we all love it without reserve. It's a rare week this time of year that at least three soups haven't been concocted around here. It's not just the warm belly that comes from cozying up to a bowl of hot soup, but the wonderfully fragrant and steamy cooking process that warms us.

          1. I turn up the heat and eat ice cream.

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