We’ve been eating a lot of comfort food lately. Maybe it’s because it finally feels like winter here. It’s routinely frigid outside, the trees are bare and it feels like a storm is coming. I love stormy weather. It inspires me to curl up with Fat Kitty and a good book (currently reading “Drowning Ruth”–find me on Goodreads!).
But when it’s cold outside, or pouring rain, I just want to curl up with a bowl of soup or something hearty for dinner. Here are a few of our recent winter dinners:
Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Michael and I had gone to my friend Star’s for dinner and she spent all day making a roast. Do you know how long it’s been since I had mashed potatoes? I think the last time was Thanksgiving 2010! They were so creamy. Mmmm.
Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Roast Brussel Sprouts
One night we had the rest of the leftover mashed potatoes with a pork chop. I discovered that pork chops freeze really well so we’re going to start buying them at Costco and freezing them. This was the first time I roasted Brussels sprouts. I didn’t like them as much as I did when we sauteed them.
Butternut Squash Ravioli
I love squash. It’s hard to believe I hated it for most of my life. I am so glad that I discovered squash and grew to love it. It’s nutritious and low in calories. I had a serving of butternut squash ravioli and it tasted like a pumpkin pie inside the pasta. 😉 I also had a salad with my ravioli.
It was a simple salad with raw cauliflower on it and I topped it with leftover 10 Bean Salad that had some dressing on it. It was filling and delicious.
Even though I am eating “comfort food,” the meals have still been nutritious. Comfort doesn’t have to mean fattening (although mac n’cheese suddenly sounds really good right now…). Maybe it’s the stormy weather, maybe it’s the winter time, but I really feel like I’m going into hibernation! Can we just shut everything up and stay inside for awhile? 🙂
QUESTION: What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Any storms?