Hearty food for chilly days.
According to Schubenacadie Sam, we’re in for an early spring. The thing is, here in Southern New Brunswick it barely feels like winter has begun, considering our paltry snowfall and clear sidewalks. The idea that what has thus far passed for winter might be the grand sum of the season feels like wishful thinking. Especially after last winter.
Snow storm or not, here are six comforting recipes to help you through the homestretch of winter.
Who knows where the weather forecast will take us over the next six weeks. Whether there’s a blizzard on the horizon or an early thaw, it’s still going to be cold and damp which means that these recipes for winter comfort food will be welcome in my kitchen.
Oatmeal brown bread is a classic with baked beans but it’s equally good toasted with butter and jam. And have you tried making grilled cheese with this hearty bread?
A hearty chili that combines some sweet with heat. It sticks to your ribs, as any good chili should, but isn’t quite as heavy as the classic ground beef version.
Ready in 30 minutes, nothing can beat this soup when you’re rushed for time but want something wholesome and warming.
A thick, soft cookie that isn’t too sweet. Enjoy a fat molasses cookie with a cup of tea or serve them as an afterschool snack with peanut butter or a slice of cheese.
Gingerbread is one of the most comforting cakes you can serve. The slightly sticky texture is always delicious and the smell while it bakes is divine. Plus, gingerbread manages to span the two worlds of snack and dessert and fits right in, in both places.
A cup of hot milk is comforting when it’s damp and chilly but stir in a little molasses and some gingerbread spices and you have yourself a delicious warming drink that works for breakfast, late afternoon or bedtime.
Do you have winter comfort food favourites? I’d love to hear them.
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