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Comfort Foods for Cold Weather

When the weather is cold, you want to eat food that is warm and comforting. As the temperature continues to drop this winter, try one of these fantastic comfort food dishes to get you through the cold winter days and nights.

Potato Bacon Chowder

Potatoes and bacon are a perfect combination. They go together wonderfully in this delicious chowder. It is a great choice for a filling lunch or a satisfying dinner. You can dial the soup up a notch by crushing some gourmet cheese snacks into it. The cheesiness will simply enhance the natural flavor of the soup. The next time the temperature drops, make yourself a pot of this soup, curl up in front of the TV and enjoy.

White Bean Soup with Escarole

If you are looking for a warm and comforting meal that will not put a dent in your diet, then you need to try this tasty soup. It has everything you could want from a wintertime comfort meal. First, it uses everyday staples that most people already have in their pantry. Secondly, it’s full of good-for-you ingredients that you can feel good about eating and feeding to your family. If you can’t find escarole (or don’t like it), you can easily swap it out for spinach instead.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

This is a great choice for vegetarians who are looking for some tasty wintertime comfort foods. They are so delicious that meat lovers will not only love them as well, they won’t even miss the fact that there is no meat in them. The black beans provide lots of protein, and the sweet potatoes have tons of fiber, so this Mexican treat will fill you up for hours. The recipe calls for flour tortillas, but you can trade those for corn tortillas if gluten is an issue for you. Either way, this dish will easily win its way into your heart and become a regular on your dinner table.

Macaroni and Cheese

It is quite possible that there is nothing more comforting than cheese that is melted and oozing all over piping hot pasta. Nothing says home better than a huge casserole dish full of homemade mac and cheese. One great aspect of macaroni and cheese is that you can easily tailor it to suit what you and your family like. It is always great on its own, but it is also fun to add ingredients such as smoked ham, bacon, or even lobster meat for a more decadent treat. If you want to increase the cheese factor, you can crush some of John Wm. Macy’s cheese snacks on top before cooking. Any flavor will do, but you can never go wrong with the Melting Romano CheeseCrisps. Regardless of what you add to your mac and cheese, it will surely be just what the doctor ordered on a cold winter day.

Chicken Pot Pie

You cannot go wrong with a piping hot chicken pot pie on a chilly afternoon. The steaming chunks of chicken and vegetables swimming in a rich sauce would be good enough. But, when they are blanketed by layers of flaky crust, the combination is something next to heaven. Chicken pot pie is the quintessential one-dish meal that will put smiles on everyone’s faces this winter. Show your family you love them and make some today.

Sweet Pepper Rigatoni

If you really want to feel warm inside when the weather is cold outside, you need to try this fantastic spicy pasta dish. This dish is jam-packed with so much flavor it will virtually explode in your mouth. This delicious meal-in-a-bowl can be put together in a snap, so be sure to make extra so you’ll have leftovers.

Vodka Lasagna

A hearty pasta dish can keep your tummy satisfied all day. This one has the added touch of being made with vodka sauce. If you’re stuck inside on a cold day, this is the perfect remedy to chase your blues away. 

Fruit Cobbler

Steaming hot bowls of soup and stews are great for the winter, but a satisfying winter meal is not complete without a touch of dessert. Fruit cobblers are the perfect choice for a winter night in. Cobblers are great because you can use whatever fruits you like. Apples, peaches, blueberries, and cherries are common choices. But, you can go with whatever looks good at the grocery store. A cold scoop of ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to the bubbling hot fruit filling.

There is still plenty of winter left to try these dishes out before the spring thaw comes. So, try one of these awesome cold weather comfort food dishes for dinner tonight. You’ll be glad you did. Don’t forget to include some delicious gourmet cheese snacks from John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks with your winter meals. They make every meal better.

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