What's your favorite "rainy day" meal?

@mehale (2200)
United States
April 17, 2009 1:30pm CST
When the weather turns wet and nasty I like to make either a big pot of beans or a home made soup or stew for supper. All it needs to go with it is either cornbread or a side salad and you have a wonderful comfort food meal that is warm and very filling. So what is your favorite rainy day meal?
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@marguicha (112789)
• Chile
18 Apr 09
I like a pork cazuela. I cook pork with big peeled potatoes, carrots, onions, a clove of garlic, a couple of oregano leaves, salt and pepper. When it´s cooked, I thiken it with coarse corn meal (polenta or chuchoca). A salad on the side completes this meal.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Apr 09
That sounds really good. I had not thought of using corn meal to thicken the broth. I will have to try that! Thanks for the idea.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I like soup too on a COLD rainy day more than just any rainy day. I like the cornbread too!! Sometimes we will just have a "breakfast supper" and eat biscuits, bacon, and eggs.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Yes, I had forgotten about that but breakfast foods also make a wonderful rainy day meal. The kids love them too!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Apr 09
I love lasagna. Of course unless it is on sale at Superstore and it tastes good, or unless it is the one with the oven ready noodles, I will make it from scratch with ground beef, tomato sauce, onions, oregano, bay leaf, mozerella cheese, cottage cheese, and eggs. Ricotta is a bit too expensive, and I am not that fond of spinach. I will then make a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach leaves, tomatoes, green onions, green and red peppers, and maybe some shredded carrots and celery to go with it. You do not need any bread and you can put the leftovers either in the fridge or the freezer and have it some other time, preferably when there is not much time for anything else.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
17 Apr 09
That does sound good! I love Italian food! What time is dinner?? LOL
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 May 09
We usually have it at five pm. And tnanks for the best response.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
18 Apr 09
there is nothing better for a rainy cold day tham homemade soup & cornbread. i make alot of soup in the winter especially but i like to make it to in the summer w/all the good homegrown veggies u have.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I agree with you. I also like to use my fresh veggies from the garden for home made soups, stews, etc. I also will can quite a bit of them so that we can still have the fresh taste of summer even in the winter.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
18 Apr 09
It has been cold and rainy the past few days. Yesterday we had homemade chili. The day before I made a yummy, hearty lentil soup. Perfect weather for this!
@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Here too! And looks like it will be all day today as well. I might have to make a big pot of chili....mmmmm that does sound good!
@lazeebee (5467)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 09
Hi Mehale, I would enjoy having spicy soups like the Thai tomyam, or hot beef or chicken curries. It really warms me on a cold rainy day!
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Apr 09
As long as they are not TOO spicy that sounds really good! I just don't like really spicy stuff. I do like chili and some spicy things, just don't like it when all I can taste is the pepper!
• Australia
18 Apr 09
my favorite meal during rainy season is noodles with hot soup, i really love it since its cold and it keeps your self warm and delightful. i also like hot coffee or hot tea, perfect for rainy season.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I drink a lot of hot tea and coffee in rainy or cold weather as well. The noodles and soup sounds good too. Sometimes I will make home made chicken noodle soup. I also sometimes make my own noodles. They are really easy to make and taste a lot better than store bought.
@peavey (16845)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I usually make a beef and barley stew or potato soup and always with cornbread. Salad sometimes, but cornbread, always. I like to make potato soup, then put a can of tuna in it.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Sounds like we think alike! LOL, I love home made potato soup. I made a big batch last week. And beef and barley stew is one of my winter staples. I even canned some this past winter.
@agv0419 (3028)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
The rainy season in much earlier here in the Philippines it is supposedly summer here because of climate change here is the result. My favorite meal during this rainy season is chocolate porridge which called here "champorado" and "arroz caldo" is also a porridge with chicken. My most favorite is dried fish it is suitable during rainy season. For now my mother prepared macaroni soup for us.
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