Does that just say, “no matter what kind of day you faced, this will make it all better?!”
The weather here has turned cold overnight. Literally. On Wednesday it was warm (77 degrees) and on Thursday the wind blew, the rain sprinkled, and the temperatures dropped. Same today and for the rest of this weekend, only with even more rain. The perfect weather for making warm, comforting bowls of yummy goodness.
I went to Trader Joe’s today and totally stocked up. I bought every thing and then some to make some of my favorite cold-weather foods:
I’m also thinking of making a new soup with a bit of an Asian flare that I’ll post more about after I make it, so look for that new recipe later this weekend.
***Since I’m trying to keep things as low carb as possible, I’m going to make this weekend’s version with kale instead of rice. I know that sounds like a strange substitute, but I think a “stewoup” of butternut squash soup, turkey kielbasa, and sauteed onions and kale just sounds so good. I’ll let you know for sure afterward.
The best part of stocking up on all of these ingredients is that I can easily make these “big batch” foods and then freeze them for quick weeknight dinners. I haven’t done any marathon cooking sessions in a while, so it will be fun to give it a go on Sunday. Especially because the weather outside is supposed to be pretty wet and ugly, so staying in will be perfect.
I love one-pot meals that are hearty, healthy, and easy to heat up and eat. When I’ve had a long day and all I want to do is sit down and relax, chili, soup, and stewoups are the perfect way for me to take care of myself and make sure I stay on track with my diet.
What are some of your favorite healthy, cold-weather foods? If you have the recipes, I’d love for you to put the links in the comments.