Good thing to cook on a cold day???

United States
October 18, 2010 6:34pm CST
Looking for something to cook the family, its gotten really cold now so I am wondering what are some good things to cook?
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@Miner49r (569)
• United States
19 Oct 10
This is truly my favorite time of the year. I usually don't much or when I do it is simple and quick. When the weather turns cold out it is time to break out the stew pot. I use the the word stew pot loosely in this instance, as I never know what dish wind up actually being. It could be a soup, stew, or a blazin' chili, or it could perhaps be beans, smokey lentils, or a pasta dish. Cooking something long and slow on a cold day is one of the finer things in life. It can get even better if you have a wood stove which one is able to cook on. When I cook this time of year there are no recipes, no names, and no rules. The requirement is a long and slow gentle boil that fills the house with the smell of something delicious awaiting. I can't say I have a preference of one meat over the other, but chicken seems to be the cheapest, and stretches the furthest. As long as you have some onion, perhaps a pinch of fresh crushed garlic salt and pepper then where it goes and what it becomes from there is part of the mystery and fun of it.
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• Canada
19 Oct 10
Sounds great...Miner49r..My heat is a wood stove...and on top of it is always what I call my "Happy Pot"...because what's in it makes me happy in many ways..the aroma, the anticipation and the relief knowing when all the wood is in for the night, the chores done (animals fed)there is a great big bowl of happiness to end the day! LOL! I guess it could also be called my "lazy" pot...as I spend no time with recipe's..just whatever seems to be the flavour of the day, and being harvested! Cheers!
@Miner49r (569)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Well it is soo good to hear I am not the only one who cooks on the wood stove. I mean the heat is there, why not use it? Do I smell something in the works? or Is it the power of suggestion?
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
Chicken noodle soup! I just love it on cold (and rainy) days! And with hot choco and a good book, it would be a perfect day.
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
hot coffee will do as well.
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@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
18 Oct 10
i tend to make a lot of soup in the winter. not only is it a cheap meal, but served with bread (we got our breadmaker for free!) it can be filling too.
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• Canada
19 Oct 10
Hey, cher....once more we think alike! I am a total "soup-a-holic"...and winter means always a pot of soup (or stew) on the back of the wood-stove. I think sometimes I could just live off the aroma...NOT! And I am sure your soups are like mine...a potpouri of whatever is on hand..never made the same way twice! Congrats on your bread machine (especially the price)...are you having fun with it? I do a lot of experimenting with mine...lot's of good things...but failures, too! My biggest failure is always forgetting to take the paddle out of the heel (the heel is always too tough on this old machine of mine) and having to dig thru the compost pile to find it..Yuck! Take care, dear friend! Cheers!
• Philippines
19 Oct 10
During cold days, I like having something hot to drink and eat. When I have learned an easy-to-cook tuna chowder, it has become a favorite dish in my kitchen. My boyfriend and my friends in the office love it, too.
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@DertyJ (193)
• United States
19 Oct 10
I know chowder and soup are good to have on a cold day, but personally the only soup I like is tomato soup. I really like nachos on a cold day and of course I also like hot chocolate. Surprisingly even ice cream is still good on cold days simply because, it is good on every day haha!
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@maezee (17573)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Chili is a top pick for me. I like chili just because it's pretty good for you (all those veggies and beans..All that protein!) and it's fool-proof to make (trust me, I'm a horrible cook). You pretty much just throw a bunch of everything in a pot and let it simmer. What I'm making right now is cabbage soup - I adore this stuff! It's soooo good (I love cabbage) and also relatively easy to make. Anything that requires the oven is pretty nice too, because after you're done cooking, you can leave it open and it'll warm up the house a bit. So, anything that requires an oven.. Pot roast (in a pressure cooker) is also a good choice. Mmm..I love Fall/Winter cuisine!
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• Malaysia
19 Oct 10
I can only think of steamboat on a cold day. You can add crab meat, lots of veggies, eggs to the steamboat soup. Other than that porridge and pumpkin soup will be nice on a cold day.
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@daiweian06 (1408)
19 Oct 10
Mushroom Soup. Soup or noodles. Also craving to eat more.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 10
instant noodles fast and quick for a cold day.
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@2004cqui (2824)
• United States
18 Oct 10
Anything that heats the kitchen up. Stew and bread. Remember as a kid walking into a house in the winter that had a bunch of good food cooking? Mmmmm.
@cortney09 (1350)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I like cooking beef stew in the crock pot. I also think that cooking chicken pot pie from scratch on a cold day is good. It heats up the house some and makes it smell super yummy.
@youless (66971)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Oct 10
If it is in a cold day, we like to have the hotpot. It is easy to prepare for it. At first you go to the market to buy any food you like to eat. And then put them into the hotpot and you can just enjoy the hot food after it's done. I love China
@ifa225 (11104)
• Indonesia
20 Oct 10
instant noodles and eggs. that is my fave meal while the weather is so cold. you can add some vegetables too
@jdyrj777 (6563)
• United States
19 Oct 10
I think anything hot would be good on a cold day. Soups, stews or chowders with biscuts or cornbreads.
@cerebellum (3872)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Soup is really good on a cold day. My favorite is tomato soup and grilled cheese. Also anything that you have to turn the oven on and heat up the kitchen is good.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
19 Oct 10
So that the warmth of the cooker can bring some warmth to the room? It is a good idea. At least I think the family members will feel warmer if there is home-cooked food on a cold hard day. Anything can be ingredients for cooking.