The best way to keep warm is to start by considering the food that goes into your mouth. Do you enjoy dishes like soups that can bring on a nostalgic comfort, or are you more into tangy chicken and spicy pieces of bread?
These are some of the best ways to ensure that your food heats you while also inspiring you to try new things!
Hearty Beef Stew
Beef stew is one of the best meals for anyone who wants to warm up quickly and enjoy a taste of nostalgia. Although everyone has their way of making this classic dish: it’s time to mix things up and keep them interesting. Beyond adding soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce for a more savory flavor, you can also add honey or brown sugar for sweetness and chili powder for depth.
Suppose you want to mix things up further; while making your stew consider baking chopped sweet potatoes for twenty minutes at 425 degrees, until crispy and crunchy. Stir in when the stew is almost done, and they’ll thicken it, add incredible flavor, and help the texture be more than just broth and meat.
Surprising Baked Chicken
Whatever chicken you love to make: there are absolutely ways to make it even more interesting.
One of the best choices is to use interesting flavors like bacon jam to coat it before you bake the chicken so that it has an amazing depth of flavor and delicious crispy exterior. You can boost this further by adding paprika and even a little brown sugar to caramelize it.
Chicken Matzo Ball Soup
Matzo ball soup is comfort food that can’t be beaten. Delicious matzo ball dumplings, hearty soup, and great dill make this a dish that can’t be defeated. Take your time making your chicken soup, and consider adding things that can make it heartier for the winter months.
A popular choice is spinach, making it more filling while also letting your soup become a fun green that’s delicious and pretty to look at.
Cornbread can’t be beaten! This fantastic side can go with everything else on this list: but you can make it even better. Chop jalapenos to add a lot of flavor and excitement to every bite!
You can push this further by using extra honey in this bread to ensure the sweet and spicy mix is as delightful and refreshing as possible. There’s nothing that can compete with this combination when it gets on a plate. If you want to take it even further, though, use whipped butter to make it absolutely breathtaking.
The Food We Eat Warms Us From the Inside Out
Whatever food we eat will change how we feel. This power is because of how nostalgic some dishes can be, while also the spicier flavors and warm temperature ensure that you literally feel like you’re heating up from the inside out. So consider making a couple of these recipes this winter, and allow yourself to stay toasty for the entire season!