The cold weather has officially arrived, and although it's not quite winter yet, we are craving classic winter comfort foods! I've decided that it's time to start with my winter meal plan. Here's a look:
Eggs and Bacon or Sausage, Bread x2
Oatmeal x2--soaked, then prepared the next day w/ fruit, cream, butter and honey--yum!
Pancakes or Waffles--seasonal flavors, like pumpkin or gingerbread!
Scrapple or French Toast w/ Butter and Maple Syrup, Bacon
Coffee Cake and Hard-Boiled Eggs
Lunch is flexible, provided we have leftovers from the previous night's dinner. If not, we usually eat one of these:
Chicken Caeser Wraps
Baked Potato w/ Toppings
Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwiches
Of course, we leave room for special evenings or requests, but during the colder months, our dinners alway seem to revolve around these favorites!
Aji de Gallina (Chilli w/ Chicken), a spicy Peruvian Chicken Stew (recipe in a later post)
Soups--looking for new recipes, especially ones using lentils.
Beef Roast/French Dip Sandwiches--two meals, one roast!
Pizza--this is on each season's menu plan!
Hearty Pasta Dishes--Spaghetti w/ meatballs, Lasagna, Rigatoni w/ Italian Sausage
Of course, with each dinner I like to round it out with fresh bread and some sort of veggie side: our favorites are baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic and butter, tossed salad, braised cabbage with bacon or butter and winter squashes. We have been blessed with an abundance of bitter greens, especially kale, but we are VERY tired of it--no more kale, please :)