what kind of food do you prepare in autumn and winter? do you make alot of casseroles and hot pots? do you have a signature dish for keeping the cold at bay?
maybe we could use this thread to give us some ideas for some nice, homecooked food.
i tend to make some nice (savoury) pie dinners, such as mince beef and onion pie with mashed potatoes and vegetables smothered in gravy.
i also cook the occasional roast dinner, such as a joint of pork and stuffing with roast poatatoes, mashed potatoes and a selection of vegetables and gravy.
i am hoping to make some home cooked chilli this week served on top of nachos, with lot's of jalapenos and melted cheese. that should warm me up!
anyone else care to share? (i am looking for some inspiration!)
My boyfriend makes some YUMMY potato soup
2 Cups Milk
2 Cans Condensed Potato Soup
1 Can Cheddar Cheese
Half Stick Real Butter
salt & pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
onion powder to taste
6-8 real potatoes chopped up (barely mash them)
Boil the potatoes in a separate pot then put them in with the other ingredient's and heat until warmed though.
We like to put chives,bacon bit's and cheese in it as we put it in our bowl's.
I also love to eat chili in the cold month's
2 big can's of chili with bean's
can of tomatoes chunked
1 small box of macaroni (prepared )
1/2 lb hamburger fried,drained and chunked up
Heat it all through. We like to put cheese and sour cream on ours
Also something called Hobo Stew( when my daughter was little she called it Hable Stew .She;s now almost 23)
1 lb of hamburger (cooked and drained)
1 can of pork and bean's
ketchup to taste
1/2 a small onion cut into small piece's
Heat through and serve
Great topic, Johnor!
I start with pounds and pounds of onions, sliced and slowly, slowly cooked in olive oil until they carmalize and become delicious. This is a wonderful base for curries. (Cooking for vegetarians, I use substitutes for chicken, beef and turkey. The substitutions taste so similar that meat-eaters don't know that they aren't eating meat dishes.) This is good to do in cold weather, when you don't mind being inside. The carmelized onions are great for real meat eaters - they stretch the budget while adding great richness and depth to the taste.
Soups are great too. If you don't have much time, just use canned soup and throw in some leftover vegetables - or a handful of frozen vegetables.
i also like to cook the occasional full english breakfast on a cold weekend morning.
bacon, scrambled and fried eggs, pork sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, beans and hot buttered toast. HEAVEN!
ms speedy: what does "1 can cheddar cheese" mean??
I could be seriously wrong, but I think it would be 1 can of cheddar cheese soup. Not 100% sure on that.
I make a lot of home made chili. We LOVE chili!! Lydia likes boiled noodles with her chili. I love Fritos (corn chips) with mine topped with cheese, chopped onion, chopped bell peppers. It is so good, filling, and will warm you up on a cold day!!
smoked sausage, beans, and rice. Slice your sausage, cook it in with your beans while they cook. Make some rice and when your beans/sausage are done, pour it over your rice. Make sure you serve with cornbread!
Seafood gumbo. We use "Tony Cacheres" Gumbo Mix. It's quick, easy, TASTY, and filling!! It's really good.
Enchiladas are great too. If you want the recipe, let me know. It's quick and easy too. I like quick and easy!!
I have a friend who make homemade broccoli/cheese soup that is out of this world good!!
Creamy Broccoli Soup
I start with 2 tbsp of EVOO(extra virgin olive oil) in a sauce pan and one clove of minced garlic and a fourth of a onion diced fine. I start cooking them on low heat until they are tender, then I add 2-3 tbsp of all purpose flour, and stir it in until there are NO lumps.
Next I add a can of chicken stock and two cups of milk and start simmering on low..
While all that is doing I defrost about 2 or 3 cups of frozen broccoli in my microwave and then I chop it up very fine and set it aside..
I cook the milk, onions, and stock and flour (the rue basically) on low for about 30 minutes, allowing it to thicken a bit...and then I add my broccoli, and cook another 20 -30 minutes, I add my seasonings during this time too, I add salt and pepper to taste. The very last 10 minutes I add 4 ounces of cream cheese cubed up and let it melt, completely and blend into the soup, serve with cheddar cheese on top. YUMMO
This is awesome with cornbread!
I also make my version of veggie/beef soup.
I use about 3 pounds of ground beef. Chop an onion and sautee it in with meat when browning it. Drain.
Then, I add 2 cans of veg-all, 1 large can of diced tomatoes, 1 regular can of corn (or a small frozen package of corn), a small package of frozen okra. Then I pour a whole container of tomato juice into the meat/veggies. Then, you can add about chili powder. I have never measured it. I just pour some in until I'm happy! Maybe a little less than 1/4 cup actually. Cook it until it's all heated through and through.
I always serve this with cornbread. (Also, sometimes I add 2 TBS of sugar).
We make a lot of spaghetti.
My bunch loves the stuff topped with cheese.
Meatloaf is good. I take about 3 pounds of ground beef. I add 1 envelope of dry onion soup mix. I also chop up a bell pepper and onion to put in this meat mixture. I just put it in a baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour on 350*F in the oven. Then, top with ketchup when serving. I always make mashed potatoes to serve with this and green beans. I fix my green beans like this: I use canned green beans. I drain them, pour them into the cooking pot. I add a small chopped onion or half of one. Then, I add 2-3 TBS of butter. Salt, pepper, onion powder, and about 2 TBS of sugar. I may add a touch of water or fill the pot half way with water and add 2 beef boullion cubes. I boil mine until you can hear the beans starting to sizzle. YummO!!
Also, we keep the hot apple cider packets on hand. Just add hot water!!
The same with cappucino and hot chocolate...with lots of marshmellows!
WE love this stuff!!
Mexican Cheese Dip & Homemade chips for Christmas Eve!
2 lb. box of Velveeta
2 cans of mild Rotel tomatoes
Melt cheese in microwave. After about 1 minute, stir. Then, add 1 can of Rotel tomatoes. Put in for another 2 minutes. Stir. Add 2nd can of Rotel. Mix mix mix!
Then, put in microwave for about 3-4 minutes until cheese has melted. Stir till creamy.
Serve with homemade tortilla chips. Just take as many corn tortillas as you want to make. Cut into 4ths. Fry them in oil til golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined containers and sprinkle with salt. This is some gooooood eatin’!!!
And this -
Mrs. Edith’s Karo-Pecan Pie
3 Eggs, well beaten 1 Cup Karo (light)
½ Cup sugar 1 tsp salt
¼ Cup melted butter 1 tsp. vanilla
1 C pecans
Mix together and add pecans. Bake crust slightly, just enough to set. Add mixture and bake 45 minutes at 350*F.
I have all kinds of recipes. I love love LOVE to cook. And I love love love TO EAT IT ALL!! cheesy
Hope this helps!!
I really don´t have any specific foods I prefer in winter...I eat everything all the time....I would barbecue outside in freezing weather, too....of cousre I love the traditional Christmas dinners, too...but I would eat that in Summertime, too...:D
Chicken Gumbo,New England Clam Chowdah In a Bread bowl,Chicken & Dumplings! Sausage,peppers,mushrooms,onions,pepppers.Beef stew..mmm now I need to make dinner
Roasts with carrots and potatoes, rolls, gravy...
Crock pot chili
Chicken and Dumplings
These are a few things I make... I am always looking for new things to try... :D
Love making my family a good autumn dessert.
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