What's Your Favorite Winter Comfort Food?

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What's Your Favorite Winter Comfort Food?
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 12:57pm

Do you have a favorite winter recipe? Mine is from Peg Bracken's "I Hate to Cook Cookbook"

Peg Bracken's Stay A Bed Stew
Source : I Hate to Cook Cookbook
Servings : 6 

2 pounds beef -- cubed
1 cup carrots -- sliced
2 onions -- chopped
1 teaspoon salt
dash white pepper
1 can Tomato soup
1/2 can water -- use soup can
2 medium potatoes -- sliced
1 bay leaf

Place all ingredients in casserole dish. Cover and bake at 275 degrees F for 5 hours. Serve. OR place in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until done. 

What foods do you crave on cold wintry days?

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 1:26pm

My ds loves hamburger, tomato juice and pasta (his faves are rotini or shells)...

We brown the hamburger (whatever you want it can be extra lean, lean, medium or regular)...you can use chicken, turkey or pork but he likes beef best...:) in a pan...usually frozen, add a little water.

I use a medium saucepan and boil the water for the pasta any kind works...strain the pasta cooked to your taste and add it to the browned hamburger or meat of your choice...we then add a can of tomato juice we prefer Heinz...(has the heart and stroke logo)...heat it up and serve.

Delicious!

He cannot get enough of it...;)...lol...

It's great on a cold, snowy, winter day...Add slice of bread or a bun...yummy!

You can save it reheat or even fry up if you want for the next day.

Unfortunately we never have any left over...lol...;)...

You can use any type of pasta and there is one to suit anyone!

You can also buy sodium reduced tomato juice from Heinz.

Whatever meat you or your family prefers or has on hand works...ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey.

It's ALL GOOD!...

It's fast and easy and budget-friendly.

Nightangel
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:52pm
I would think tomato juice would make it too runny. We would use tomato sauce instead. My favorite winter food as to be soup. I buy rice pasta, which thankfully my DH also likes. I'll cook the pasta in chicken broth or bouillon, then add either cooked or canned chicken, poultry seasoning, maybe chopped onion if I have any, and curry powder.

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Registered: 08-13-2012
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:52pm

Hands down my favorite winter comfort food is chili garnished with shredded cheddar cheese. I make mine with Bob Evans original sausage, Brooks Mild Chili Beans, McCormic's mild chili seasoning, a can of diced tomatoes, and an onion.

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:53pm
DH makes a crockpot stew using a cheap roast, cut into chunks, baby carrots, onions, shallots, mushrooms, tomato sauce. YUMMM!!

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Registered: 01-24-2012
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:53pm

This sounds terrible especially compared to all of your wonderful recipes but for some reason, I really crave Ramen noodles when it's cold. At least it's cheap, lol.

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:04pm
Another of our favorites is a buffalo stew. This includes a buffalo roast, cut, floured and browned, parsnips, carrots, onions, leeks, brown beer, mushrooms, seasonings, etc. It's then baked in a cast iron dutch oven for about 4 hours.

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Registered: 08-08-2012

In our house, comfortable winter food is chili with shredded cheese and onions. Cornbread on the side ...just yummy!

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Registered: 04-18-2012

I crave chili and cornbread as well!  I love to put a little bit of shredded cheese as well as a spoonful of sour cream on top.  YUM!

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Registered: 01-25-2000
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 4:38pm

Oh that stew sounds  so easy-peasy to make.   

I was going to say that soups & stews are my favorite winter comfort foods.  

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 9:47pm
Veggie soup with cornbread - Chicken and dumpling or chicken pot pie- Casseroles- Hamburgers in gravy over noodles

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