Winter Cooking

United States
September 21, 2007 3:30am CST
Winter time is a good time for family get-togethers. I enjoy cooking in the winter, or just on cold days. My preference on cold days is a good size pot of soup, chowder, stew or a pot of gumbo. I have my kids over for dinner as often as possible. What do you like to cook on cold days? Do you invite someone over for dinner?
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• United States
22 Sep 07
I like stew and cabbage and chili for the winter gumbo is okay but not one of my favorites
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Hello cajunhellcat, For being from Louisiana, I am surprised Gumbo isn't your favorite. Maybe I feel that way because I don't make it that often and it is a real treat when I do. I'm originally from Louisiana and was raised on gumbo in the winter. That's OK!! Your stews, cabbage and chili for the winter will keep you warm, just fine. At least there is a variety there. Have a happy winter and stay warm. Thank you for responding. Happy posting..
• United States
26 Sep 07
I was born and raised in Texas Gumbo is oksy but not one of my fav foods lol
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Hi Cajunhellcat, Since you are from Texas, do you usually have a very hot chili, or just mild? Do you use cumin, or comino and lots of garlic in your food? My husband is Mexican and originally from Mathis Texas. We visit some of his relatives from Aberdeen, and Lubbock now and then. Usually on the way to Louisiana. Since I fly to Louisiana most of the time, the visits are getting more rare. Happy posting..
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Your preaching to the choir! I enjoy chowders, gumbo and chili in winter. Its pretty warming and awesome to have.
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Hello theprogamer, I totally agree with you!! A good chowder, chili or gumbo is pretty awesome. I like the way these dishes can warm you up so well. You have an awesome winter and enjoy these warming dishes. Thanks for your response. Happy posting..
@cblackink (969)
• United States
22 Sep 07
When the weather gets cold, I either have to cook a pot of soup or chili at least once a week, and of course, have plenty of leftovers. I love chili made with ground turkey in lieu of beef, cause it's healthier and tastes just as good. I also love to make homemade chicken vegetable soup. I have a great Minestrone recipe too, because my grandmother was Italian. Either I invite someone over or take it to someone's house to share. I really enjoy cooking much more in cold weather than in the summer. I can barely stand to cook when it's really hot!
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Hello cblackink, I think we all have a hard time cooking in the summer months. I know we tend to live on BarBQue or salads. Anything that will keep us out of the kitchen. Minestrone soup is very good, but my husband doesn't care for it as much as some of the other soups and stews. I like the chicken vegetable soup, and chili. Ground turkey is very healthy and tastes just fine in chili, I agree. Thanks for your response, and happy cooking in the winter. Happy posting..
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Actually I just bought a big chili pot b/c Hubby loves chili in the winter. I love cheese broccoli soup and Beef Stew. I also like to make cabbage soup. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
26 Sep 07
Hello twoey, Oh yum!!! Chili sounds so good especially with cornbread. Beef stew is one of my favorites. I have recently tried a seafood chowder and "Oh My" was it ever good. My husband simply fell in love with that one. He also likes potato soup, and cabbage soup. My all time favorite is chicken and anything soup: chicken and noodles, chicken and rice, chicken and vegetables. Enjoy your winter and some real good soups. Thanks for responding... Happy posting..
@talisman (1308)
• United States
21 Sep 07
My husband and I are going to try out a lot of different soups/stews this winter. Also, a lot of pasta. We normally don't invite people over as we keep to ourselves mostly. However, we do visit my mom and cook for her and my sister sometimes.
• United States
26 Sep 07
Hello talisman, Soups and stews are really good to keep you warm in the winter. Because the can take longer to cook, you have the smell of a savory meal in the house. Maybe you can try something that you have never tried before. Maybe a chowder would be to your liking. Have a good winter, and thanks for responding. Happy posting..