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(Zone 7a)


January 24, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8327637

There are a total of 116 votes:


Soup and chili.
(50 votes, 43%)
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Cookies! (what kinds?)
(12 votes, 10%)
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Homemade bread.
(18 votes, 15%)
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The weather is great, so we're grilling!
(8 votes, 6%)
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The weather is not so great, but we're grilling!
(6 votes, 5%)
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Other? (share a recipe!)
(22 votes, 18%)
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Previous Polls

patgeorge
Nurmo
Finland
(Zone 4b)

January 24, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8327643

Just oven baked spuds and onions.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 24, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8327675

I had roasted spuds and onions for breakfast (along with roasted green tomatoes) now Im making bread and a pot of homemade chili. There was no way to put both chili and bread on the chart.

(Im cooking to warm up my kitchen)

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8327691

I made a new chili recipe I found with a *secret* ingredient. Let me tell you it is a KEEPER.

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8327708

I recently made a huge pot of, BION, collard gumbo. I thought it would be horrible, but its awesome, and it seems to get better every day it sits in the fridge. I'm going to get some right now and am planning to post the recipe in the Recipe Forum very soon. Already started the write up.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2011
1:24 PM

Post #8327955

About an hour ago our neighbor dropped by with a bowl of black bean/chili soup, so I guess that's what's cooking at our house tonight (at least being "warmed-up")
dparsons01
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8327961

I put soup/chili down but I grill in the Winter too. As long as it isn't 5 degrees F outside, I'll grill if dinner should be grilled.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8328011

I like the winter time comfort foods - soups mainly, but also roasted chicken or beef, and casseroles my mom used to make. All good. That said, we did BBQ brats last night, so anything is fair game.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8328014

Just made chocolate chip cookies last night
clcato
Lyons, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8328015

Gumbo - because I had it in the freezer. While I was in there (freezer) - those blueberries I picked this summer jumped out at me. Something baked in on the menu this evening :-)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8328020

Trying my own version of a very popular sandwich that I just heard about on radio this past Saturday morning and can't wait to try. It's odd but that never stopped me.

http://www.primantibrothers.com/02menu.html
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8328041

mmmmmm... pot roast!
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8328192

Pirl, I had a sammy like that once in Cleveland. They're yummy!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8328195

Thank you! We're eager to try it.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8328387

Here's a photo of it and we really did enjoy it!

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


January 24, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8328430

cook??
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8328433

Had to cook the French fries.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8328437

i voted soups and chili but we've been having short ribs over noodles and other comfort type foods too. personally, i'm getting tired of it! lol i'm not a big soup person but i do love chili. i throw steaks on the grill if it's not too cold but i think i'd just like a nice tuna or chicken salad...something cool and light.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2011
5:52 PM

Post #8328461

I live in the Phoenix Area and the weather is gorgeous now so I'm definitely grilling!

MsMaati

MsMaati
Newburgh, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8328609

Since deer season has just ended we use our fresh venison to make most all of our chili and other recipes that call for ground beef. This one can be made and on the table in 30 mins.

Quick and easy venison chili.

1lb ground venison
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 clove garlic

Fry venison, onions and garlic until brown.

Add 1pkg Durkee or McCormick MILD Chili powdered mix.
1 small can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 cans of Brooks(or other brand)Mild Chili beans and one can of water

Simmer until desired thickness.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8328643

Spaghetti squash in the oven. Sauce/topping is diced tomatoes,onions caramelized in lots of ghee,sliced mushrooms, squished large ripe olives, capers and lots of crumbled browned ground beast. ... so thick & chunky you can pile it up on top of the SS.
Basil and bay for spices and topped with slivers of parmesan reggiano. Heats up the house and the beast in the belly lol

This message was edited Jan 24, 2011 11:19 PM
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2011
11:18 PM

Post #8328911

DH just made chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies to refill the cookie jars ^_^ I am going to try to not eat too many of them... LOL!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8329166

I didn't think chili and soup would get THAT many votes. Still I voted that too. A one bowl meal is easier to clean up AND easy for the family to self serve if schedules are all varied.
I use a basic chili recipe (kids) but vary it a little with the bean choices, and add small chunks of butternut squash, and add barley for a nice non meat chewiness.

YUM to the cookie bakers out there
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 25, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8329410

My chili is made with black beans. Some times I have it with corn and served over rice. No meat. Im vegetarian.
FlipFlops
Brunswick , GA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8329447

Big pot of spaghetti. It's damp and chilly today but suppose to reach 62 and possibility of T-storms. Crazy weather but love spaghetti when it's cool. We do grill in the winter on some of the mild days. Send some of those chocolate chip cookies my way...they are my favorites!!! YUM YUM
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

January 25, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8329952

Chicken noodle soup, from scratch W/ homemade noodles. I have not learned how to make a small amount, so I now have 4 quarts sealed up for several more meals Baked 2 loaves of bread last night, so I just had a slice with homemade jelly on it. Just enjoying the finer things in life.
The grilling out, will have to wait, as for now the oven works just fine.
drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

January 25, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8330019

I love the oatmeal cookies on the Quaker oats box, I made a batch of those. Also, I wanted to use up a yeast packet, so I thought, mmmm, hot cross buns!!! I made the dough, but forgot to put any raisins or nuts in it!!! Bummer, the cold is getting to me. The buns are OK, but they're NOT hot cross buns!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8330166

scooterbug, "ground beast"-too funny!
cateyez342
Sioux Center, IA

January 25, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8330218

I'm usually a cook, not a baker, but I made some very tasty cranberry orange cookies with orange zest glaze today :)
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8331188

Cateyez, I can relate to being a non-baker. When we built our house 30+ years ago, we specifically created a 'baking center' with a lowered countertop and mixer storage drawer. My siblings find this rather humerous as it quickly became apparent that I can't make a pie to save my soul... I do use the lowered counter often though, it is an easier height for many tasks.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8331438

Last time I cooked... it was a big pot of Navy beans with a big ham bone. It was SO GOOD!!!!
flaflwrgrl
North Central , FL
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8331957

Whatever is easy. That's my main goal these days most of the time.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8332457

tonite another fav one pot meal I call
Poor Man's Corned Beast & Cabbage.

Get a large heavy lidded fry pan good and warm,
Dump in a goodly amount of bacon grease or grease of your chioce.

Coarsly chop a head of cabbage ... about 2" chunks will work.

Put cabbage in hot grease and let sizzle while tossing a little so some parts of it get kinda brown , it adds good flavor.

Put on top a few carrots peeled and in large chunks.
A pinch of kosher salt and a good amount of fresh ground pepper.

No stirring.

Add about 1/4 cup wter and cover with the fitted lid.
Turn heat down and steam about 15 min.

Meanwhile cut contents of a COLD can of Corned Beef into lg dice.
Arrange on top of pan contents , cover for 3 or 4 minutes.

Gently toss with some butter if you wish.

Handle gently so it holds shape and ladle onto big dinner bowls.

Yummmmm.

After dinner we had some frozen blueberries .

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8333182

scooterbug, that sounds mighty fine.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8333194

mmmm Scooterbug.

Tonight we're having sauerkraut with steamed summer sausage; boiled white potatoes and white gravy. I don't think anyone else in the whole world eats this except my family. I love it once in a while. Oh, yeah, I like ketchup with it.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8334089

Today it was dry limas, cornbread, cooked cabbage, and mashed rutabegas. It was GOOD!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2011
10:15 PM

Post #8334425

Soup night- half pound of small dry beans cooked, two carrots diced, some cabbage, clove of garlic, onion, hefty sprinkle of penzey's Tuscan seasoning blend, half pound of tiny pasta bows, some chicken broth and some leftover cups of dipping marinara from the last pizza for a bit of tomato.
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

January 28, 2011
2:06 AM

Post #8334508

a toasty 78- here,t-bone,grilled tomato,mushrooms and hash browns,topped with a new [tasty] tomato relish-mmmmmmmmm
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8336535

Just made whole wheat sourdough pancakes from the San Francisco starter I am starting.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 29, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8336640

AYankeeCat: That is great starter for sourdough. I hope you can keep it going. I used to live in the SF Bay area and you can actually put out flour and water and make sourdough starter from the yeast in the air. It doesn't work anywhere else.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8336774

There is yeast in the air everywhere but it is different than the one in the SF area. I l-o-v-e sour, sour, sour bread and I can't get it on the East coast. I bought this starter from San Francisco and I hope it gets really sour. LOL
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8337959

Whole baked chicken made with olive oil and butter, pepper and oregano and a trace of salt and tons of lemon, cooked on a bed of onions and red peppers and with roasted potato cubes on the side.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2011
12:50 AM

Post #8338119

*yum* I need to go buy a chicken!

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2011
3:15 AM

Post #8338149

This time of year you don't worry about heating up the kitchen, so cooking is a pleasure!
hopflower
Santa Rosa, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8338704

Plenty of soups, yes; but also cookies-Molasses Crinkles, Chocolate Chip, and Shortbread of course.
wizz47
Cayuga, IN

January 30, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8339489

Good old Bacon sandwich, broiled it on low for aout 10 min until it was crisp! slice of white bread, a little mustrtd. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Rose
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8368168

Nothing right this minute. We will see what the day brings. Probably some vegetables.

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