As I write this blog post, our weather forecast in Methuen calls for rain/snow showers and wind today with continuing clouds on the horizon for the next few days. Snow, wind chill factors, overcast –Ah, New England winters! What’s one to do when you can’t hide under a blanket and hibernate for the season?
Give yourself a warm hug all over with a steaming bowl of soup. Or how about an easy crock pot stew that makes itself during the day and greets you at the door with an alluring warm aroma? Hello Crock, I’m home!
Try recipes from the following cookbooks to combat the Winter Blahs. As the Campbell Soup commercials say, it’s “Mmm, mmm good!”
Superfood soups : 100 delicious, energizing & plant-based recipes by Julie Morris
Damn Delicious: 100 super easy, super fast recipes by Chunga Rhee
Editor’s Note: I’ve made a soup, a one-pot meal and a slow-cooker recipe from this book this winter and they were all as the book proclaims: easy, fast and delicious!
The New Slow Cooker: comfort classics reinvented by Brigit Binns
Old-School Comfort Food: the way I learned to cook by Alex Guarnaschelli
The mac + cheese cookbook: 50 simple recipes from homeroom, America’s favorite mac and cheese restaurant by Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade
Bowl: vegetarian recipes for ramen, pho, bibimbap, dumplings, and other one-dish meals by Lukas Volger
Now, if you will excuse me, a grilled-cheese sandwich and a bowl of hot tomato soup are calling my name!