Its getting chilly out there !!! What are you eating ?
  • FreeToBeMee
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    I think at one point we had a thread about crockpot recipes (point me to it if we did) but those are welcome here as well. How about soups ? Favorite or best recipe....GO !!!!
  • BeachyBeachy
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    I made a killer potato soup a couple of days ago and it was so easy! I'll try to find the link if you want it.
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  • sidsmommy3sidsmommy3
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    Yeah - I have an AWESOME baked potato soup recipe

    Mary :-)

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  • FreeToBeMee
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    YUUUMMMMMMMOOOOO! So good, so creamy, so fattening...but who cares ??? Im a mammal. I need winter blubber! Bring it on!
  • SammieSammie
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    I love cold weather foods!! Soups, fresh bread, stews, slow cooker roasts with veggies. YUMMMY! Hoping I can get inspired with something new to try!


  • DreamerDreamer
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    Cauliflower and cheese soup.. yummmm


    And chilli. A cold day, nothing better than chilli.  Ot stew. 

    Damn now Im hungry

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  • FreeToBeMee
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    Bread......I love bread. Stupid question - do you have to have a lot of special equipment to make bread ? Like do you HAVE to have a mixer and bread maker ?

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  • GritsGrits
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    @FreeToBeMee, no you don't need any of those things. The process is just more labor intensive without them.
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  • FreeToBeMee
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    I wanna punch the dough lol. That looks WAY stress relieving.
  • BeachyBeachy
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    Hey I just made bread too! Really easy and with no machines. I will get back to you with links to both recipes.
    Searching for my lost shaker of salt.
  • Emmasmom04Emmasmom04
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    I always make that after thanksgiving, it is the best soup I have ever had
  • iritnusiritnus
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    I've been making this pumpkin-black bean chili a lot.
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  • BunnyBunny
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    Could some please share their potato soup recipe :) I tried to make one but it was so awful i dumped it outside in the ditch.....
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  • Mandarin
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    My family's favorites are pea soup and then sausage, kale, tortellini soup. Yum.
  • FoulMouthedSailorFoulMouthedSailor
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    Rice with vegetable soup poured on top, with some soda bread on the side, quick and cheap, plus filling
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  • GritsGrits
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    Bunny said:

    Could some please share their potato soup recipe :) I tried to make one but it was so awful i dumped it outside in the ditch.....

    @Bunny, mine's easy and awesome!

    6-8 peeled chopped potatoes
    1 small onion, diced
    4 cups half and half
    1/4 cup butter
    Salt & pepper to taste

    Put potatoes and onions in stockpot and fill with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender. Mash potatoes slightly in the water. Add remaining imgredients, return to a boil and serve immediately. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, bacon, green onion--anything you like and then get your grub on!
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  • BeachyBeachy
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    recipe for easy bread

    I cant find the potato soup recipe but @grits' looks good!

    Searching for my lost shaker of salt.
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  • cassiemaude
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    I make a really easy potato soup in the crockpot:
    1 bag hashbrowns (square southern style)
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    2 cans chicken broth
    seasonings... I use a little salt and pepper and some onion powder
    1 softened block of cream cheese

    Put all except cream cheese in crock pot. Cook on low for like 5-6 hours. During last half hour, put in your cream cheese and stir every 5 minutes. I serve it with a little shredded cheese and some bacon on top.
  • Ckwdjmommy
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    So going to try the recipe for potato soup. Will let you know how it turns out.
  • episcopal
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    DD18 is home this week and DW is making her wonderful chili this weekend.  YUM!!!

    When eating out, omelets and skillets taste especially good this time of year.
  • jetty
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    I really like to make a nice hearty veggie chili (which I made a few days ago. MMMM) or a potatoe soup. 
  • sidsmommy3sidsmommy3
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    Here is my baked potato soup recipe (can't have too many recipes, I hope)
    2 russet potatoes, washed and dried

    1 ½ cups of fat free chicken broth

    1 ½ cups of 1% milk

    Salt & freshly cracked pepper

    ½ cup light sour cream

    10 tbsp of reduced fat shredded cheddar

    6 tbsp chopped chives

    3 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled

    0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-border-insideh:none;mso-border-insidev:none"> height:207.4pt"> height:207.4pt"> Microwave potatoes (or bake in oven) til done. Cool and peel. Put chicken broth, milk and potatoes in large pot and bring to a boil.  Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth.  Add sour cream, half the chives and salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and ladle one cup into bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives and bacon.    {weight watchers points – 5 per one cup}
    I double this, so we can have lunch the next day
    Mary :-)

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  • sidsmommy3sidsmommy3
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    Sorry for the crazy formatting!
    Mary :-)

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  • crazybroad
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    awesome veggie/beef soup (make a BIG pot)
    1 chuck roast
    1 small head cabbage
    1 can green beans
    1 can corn
    1 can small peas
    2 potatoes diced
    4-5 carrots diced
    1 can dices tomatoes
    2 beef boullion cubes
    tomato juice

    boil the roast, cool and shred. add carrots and potatoes to the beefy water and cook until almost tender.  add the boullion, can veg and cabbage. add more water and tomato juice to taste and salt and pepper. its super easy and sooooo good. we just leave it on the stove on low and people will eat it all day and its even better the next day.

    we also love to make chili, goulash, corn chowder and chicken pot pies when its chilly. 

  • katz_meowkatz_meow
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    My favorites.

    Meatloaf and mashed

    Pot roast


    Corned beef and cabbage
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    Don't be a dick.
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    Butternut Squash soup with warm bread!!!! YUMMMMMMMMM!
  • slowlylosingit
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    Gumbo any kind. Redbean is a favorite. Just ask if you would like the recipe!
  • slowlylosingit
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    Also love chicken noodle soup! Its the one soup my kids will eat
  • slowlylosingit
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    Corn and shrimp soup is also a favorite in my home! It's a nice warmer upper!
  • GingerLynn
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    I cook alot more during cooler weather.I put my crockpot in overdrive lol.Lots of soups,stews,comfort foods.I have had so much homemade bread lately i swear i have gained 10 pounds in 2 weeks lol
  • mamaofboysmamaofboys
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    Anything that uses the oevn to help keep the house warm!

    I'm going to attempt Buffalo Chicken Soup today, but I also make spaghetti sauce, baked potato chowder, spinach & garlic soup once it gets cooler. Gotta love those comfort foods!
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  • gumdrop
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    Lentil soup on a cold cold day is always the best
  • Marionettevie
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    we ate chunky chilli today. with loads of cheese. mmmmmm it was windy as fuck and really chilly today
  • BeachyBeachy
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    My dh made sinigang today!
    It's a soup of calamamsit (like little lemons) pork boc Choy potatoes and wee bit of onion and garlic, sooo good.
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  • WickedDunkieJunkieWickedDunkieJunkie
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    katz_meow said:

    My favorites.

    Meatloaf and mashed

    Pot roast


    Corned beef and cabbage

    I totally want meatloaf now....
    I think I'm going make meatloaf tomorrow... or I guess today, since it's afterwards midnight.
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  • irishlassirishlass
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    I want a gumbo recipe! The irish are king of the comfort food. POTATOES!! Lol! I make a lot of cosy food. Pasta with winterveg and cream cheese.
    Leek and potato soup.
    Veg broth (it aint real broth unless there's barley in it!)
    Soda bread! Awesome with everything, particularly a fry.
    Ulster fry; fried egg, pork sausage, bacon, fried mushrooms, black pudding, soda bread, potato bread and toast. HEAVEN!! That's a sunday morning breakfast. Then later in the day you gotta have sunday dinner of; roast chicken, roast potatoes, cauliflower an broccoli cheese, roast carrots, parsnips and turnips and GRAVY. Like, real gravy.
    Also shepherds pie, cottage pie, steak and kidney pie, chicken and ham pie, chicken and broccoli bake...

    I adore winter food. Seriously.
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  • PurpleFlowersPurpleFlowers
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    Im making beef stew in the crock pot today. I will probably get some rolls or a loaf of bread to go with it. Potato soup sounds good, Im gonna have to try that.
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  • BeachyBeachy
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    Dh has a pork roast in the crockpot, smells yummy!
    @irishlass I am coming over for dinner tonight!
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  • BeautifulDefianceBeautifulDefiance
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    @bunny. Here is olive gardens Zuppa Toscana recipe

    Clean and cut 7-10 potatoes in half the slice into 1/4 inch slices. Brown 1-2 lbs of Italian sausage. Put potatoes, sausage, 1 large diced onion, 1 cup of crumbled bacon bits, 1 clove of garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes, 5 cups of water, 8 cups of chicken stock into a crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Stir in one cup of heavy cream and 2 handfuls of Kale. Let cook for 45 more minutes.

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  • acidaliaacidalia
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    We had some Stew. :) 
  • CrashCrash
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    What I made a couple of weeks ago, and am making tonight, is basically beef stew in a yorkshire pudding crust. Even the kids really really liked it.

    Sweat your veggies (carrots, onions, celery plus any other veg you like) in some butter/oil/olive oil/whatever fat you like to use. Add some chopped up left over roast beef (this is always a 'leftover beef' recipe for me), stir together until hot. (add whatever seasonings you like, garlic, steak seasoning, whatever) throw in some flour, quarter to half cup, stir for a bit....then add left over gravy or saved beef drippings.

    While your beef stew is coming together, preheat the oven to 450. Put a heavy skillet in the oven with about a 1/2 cup of butter. When the butter is melted, pour in a yorkshire pudding mix. (I cup of flour, 1/2 tsp salt, two eggs, and a cup of milk.) Carefully pour the hot beef stew into the middle of the skillet, and smooth it around.

    Bake for a while. Until the crust is golden brown anyway.

    (Uhm this is really kind of how I cook. A bit of this, a bit of that, some of this..whatever you like. Lol. Sorry.)
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  • Mmmmm, ramen noodles. What? It could pass for a comfort food! :)
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  • pennypenny
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    Too much.
  • deviltwinsmommadeviltwinsmomma
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    @stayingalivemoma yes that is total comfort food!
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  • CrashCrash
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    It was -27 C this morning here. Lol at a 60 degree cold front....
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  • tothemoonandbacktothemoonandback
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    Easy Chickn n Dumplings:
    1 rotissiere chicken, meat taken off.
    2 cans refrigerated biscuits
    1 bag mixed veggies (or whatever veggies you have)
    1 box chicken broth
    4 cups water
    Salt, pepper

    Boil broth, water and chicken bones (trust me, it adds the 'home cooked' flavor to the broth) for about 30 min, remove bones.  Stir in chicken meat (diced), veggies.  Quarter biscuits and toss with some flour, dump in the pot and stir.  Simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally to break up the dumplings.  

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  • AnonUser37
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    We just stocked the meat freezer this weekend annnnnnd first up is beef stew. And then later this week i plan to make homemade baked beans with bacon and spaghetti sauce with pork chops in it. Both in mass amounts so we can freeze them and eat it for a few months.
  • cheshirecheshire
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    My favorite winter recipe is bread and cabbage soup, I know sounds kinda funky but it is AMAZING! Its a recipe by Jamie Oliver so you know its good :-)

  • gramalibbygramalibby
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    Man that veggie soup sound yummy , I have this snarky thing where I cannot stand potatoes in my soup .....I love potatoe soup and head over heels w onion soup just taters in my veggie , thank you
  • undercoverbanana
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    I wish it was chilly here. 81 fucking degrees today. I wanted to spray for mosquitos and fleas, but I have to rake a wet yard first. Found a motherfucking catapillar eating my mint. Can't mow or man vac because I am waiting for at and t to come and bury the lines. I'm making pizza for the kids today, and will be doing grilled chicken salads and such this week.
    i'm nekkid.