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Baby its cold outside!

sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 05:57 PM

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. chefathome RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 06:10 PM

    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. goodhealthgourmet RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 06:18 PM

      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.

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        brooklynkoshereater RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 06:26 PM

        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. cayjohan RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 06:28 PM

          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. ipsedixit RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 06:41 PM

            I turn up the heat and eat ice cream.

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              Soop RE: ipsedixit Jan 3, 2011 02:18 AM


            2. alanbarnes RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 07:56 PM

              I'm pretty warm-natured, but Barb likes a hot toddy on a cold evening. Put a squeeze of lemon, some honey, and a clove in a mug. Fill most of the way with boiling water and stir with a cinnamon stick. Top with a healthy shot of whiskey and stir again. It'll warm you right down to your toenails.

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                c oliver RE: alanbarnes Jan 3, 2011 03:11 PM

                Bob's been known to do that with Thera-Flu!!!!!! We prefer brandy.

              2. GraceW RE: sueatmo Jan 2, 2011 10:19 PM

                Coffee with Williams and Sonoma hot chocolate mixed into it


                I love spicy foods--even just raw mushrooms dipped in Sriracha sauce or scrambled eggs with salsa and chilies mixed into it! All of those spicy foods make you sweet and quite toasty.

                OR breakfast for dinner is another good option.

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                  sueatmo RE: GraceW Jan 3, 2011 06:11 AM

                  Yes! Pancakes! Unfortunately, I am eating low carb now. But the idea of pancakes and sausage for a winter's dinner is awesome.

                2. Soop RE: sueatmo Jan 3, 2011 02:20 AM

                  so many options! I like a nice stew, but pretty much anything that requires the dutch oven - chili, curry, casssoulet, etc.

                  And to drink, sweet tea, and occasionally mulled wine/cider

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