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Old 01-05-2007, 07:56 PM   #11
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Stocks, particularly beef stock, demi glaze and sauces. As well as the French onion soup I make from it. It warms the kitchen and the aroma is sublime.

Heavier foods like sauerbraten, casseroles, stews, baked beans, thick soups (particularly cream soups) are fare we usually like at this time of year.

It leads up to the corned beef and cabbage on March 17th.

After that we start to think of Spring.

Course the temperatures so far this season have been so warm we have been longing for our vine ripened tomatoes and late summer menus.

Oh well, I will gladly take what we now have and do not miss the biting cold of winter with ice and snow on the roads.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:01 PM   #12
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Usually like to make soups, chili, stews and breads. Love the aroma that wafts through the house!
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:09 PM   #13
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Like others, lots of soups, stews, roasts, chilis...my Le Creuset dutch oven gets a huge workout in the winter!
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:24 PM   #14
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Now that the cookie season is over we'll get back to making bread - and pizza on Saturday night. We do a lot of braised dishes in the heating months. Sausage and cabbage last night. We have a nice chuck roast for Sunday. Leftover chili over spaghetti tonight. Leftovers are also a large part of our winter cooking, because it's little additional work to make larger batches.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:25 PM   #15
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Epiphany sounds like fun. I like the story of Befana better than Mr. Claus.

Usually at this time of year I make comfort food. Chicken Pot Pie, soups. I've been craving tamales recently. I'm gonna make some this month.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:35 AM   #16
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Sigh, leftovers from New Year's eve officially ended last night (before you food safety police get on my case, they were frozen ...) so I WILL actually have to cook starting from today.

I have a big bunch of lovely celery bought about a week ago thinking of the delicious Greek dish "pork with celery" (now there's a catchy name), but guess what silly git forgot to get pork and guess what stores are closed today?!

Piffle!
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #17
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I love to make soups, braise food, pasta, etc. I also go for lighter fare, for the most part, in January. Wish my DH enjoyed the same foods. He's all about junk food. Anything fried, McDonald's, sweets etc. Doesn't care for many fruits, veggies, etc.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:30 PM   #18
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Gumbo, stews, roasts, chicken.....

later
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Soups and stews are the only reason I like winter. Yummy!
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I have a big bunch of lovely celery bought about a week ago thinking of the delicious Greek dish "pork with celery" (now there's a catchy name), but guess what silly git forgot to get pork and guess what stores are closed today?!

Piffle!
Ayrton, I am sure my DH would love you for the idea of making "Hirino me Selino!" He has been bugging me to do it and since it is my least favourite dish, have not got round to doing it. Wish I could pass the pork to you!!
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