Monday, November 10, 2008

Cold Weather Recipes

It's beginning to get chilly down here in Texas - of course we think 60 degrees is cold, so that says it all. It's been very dreary out today, so I have a hankering for chili and cornbread. That's what I'm going to cook tonight. In one of my recent Cooking Light issues, there was a two bean and beef chili recipe that looked really yummy. I think I'm going to leave the jalepeno out, though - it's not that cold outside! :)

Another one of my favorites is "taco soup" - it's essentially a bunch of cans of vegetables (corn, two kinds of beans, tomatoes), onions, some very lean ground beef or ground turkey, and seasonings. I grew up with my mom making this, and I couldn't resist tasting samples from the big pot as it simmered. It's delicious with a bit of cheese, a few tortilla chips crumbled over top, and a dollop of low-fat sour cream. My husbands can literally eat it for days.

For any vegetarians out there, I've also made a Moroccan Chickpea Chili from Cooking Light that was delcious. For any ethnic-food lovers it's a must-try!

What cold-weather recipes do you enjoy? Do you have any that you've modified to be healthier over the years? We'd love for you to share your favorites!


  1. In your taco soup do you use a taco seasoning packet and an dry italian dressing packet?

  2. hi there,

    i have used taco seasoning in the past, but i found a recipe the other day that had all the seasonings but none of the salt (or very little, i should say).

    i've never tried the dry italian dressing packet - sounds interesting, though!


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