There are some great things about winter, but being cold is certainly not one of them. Fortunately, there are a lot of amazing comfort foods that can warm you up on even the coldest days. Here are a few of our favorites.
There’s nothing quite like a meatloaf on a cold day. The real secret here is to add a few bacon strips on top of the meatloaf to add extra flavor and juicy taste. Yum!
Baked Potato Eggs
Take some twice-baked potatoes and top them with an egg each to start off this soothing, warm meal. Add a mix of butter and Parmesan cheese to the egg to make it even better!
Crock Pot Beef Stew
Use your crock pot or another slow cooker to make this delicious and surprisingly simple meal. Tender beef is the key here, but you can make your beef stew stand out with the perfect red wine and thyme to go with the carrots and other goodies.
Creamed Spinach Dip
Spinach dip is always a favorite at potlucks and other winter gatherings. If you want a delicious spinach dip that’s easier on the waistline, you can always substitute low-fat or skim milk and use reduced fat cream cheese in your recipe.
Cheesy Pizza Margherita
Hmmm…what can you really make with just some tomatoes and mozzarella? Well, get some chewy pizza crusts, and you’re on your way to a delicious homemade pizza Margherita! Make sure to add some basil topping and bake your creation only until the cheese has been melted.
There are few things that go together as well as soup and winter do. That’s why a yummy corn chowder is a perfect choice for a winter pick me up. Make sure you add high-quality russet potatoes to take this dish to the next level really. You can even add some bacon to spice things up really!
Chili is one of the perfect winter comfort foods for so many reasons. For one, it’s a nice, hot soup that instantly warms you up. Also, depending on how you make it, it can be spicy, mild, or anywhere in between. One tasty trick to try is to spike your chili with a bit of lager. Of course, you can’t forget a healthy dose of peppers (spicy or otherwise) to go with your beef, beans, and tomatoes.