Sunday, 30 November 2014

1st Day Of Blogmas: Winter Meal Ideas

December and the lead up to Christmas is a big month for comfort food, I love to indulge during the winter. I always end up at least a stone heavier and I really can't find it in myself to feel guilty about it. This post is just going to be a list of meals I like to cook, or more likely have cooked for me, at this time of the year.

  • Diced beef slow cooked in a stew with lots of chunky farmhouse vegetables, it's a great meal to come home to after freezing my butt off at work. This is just optional but I love to have fresh and heavily buttered crusty bread along side the stew just to mop up the sauce.
  • Chicken noodle soup. I've always loved chicken noodle soup, even as a kid, and I don't know if that's because I used to be really picky with what I ate or whatever but it's just a dish I love when I'm ill or when it gets cold and frosty.
  • Some sort of noodle creation, my gran and I love to buy different flavours of noodles and mix them together with a drizzle of soy sauce. Our favourite combination at the moment is Singapore styled noodles mixed with plain chicken ones and some precooked chicken strips. We also love some Thai noodles that we found a few weeks ago but we haven't been able to find them since then.
  • I've only just started eating curry but it's a meal that warms you up and that's the purpose of this post, to list meals that I indulge in and warm up with. I don't like poppadoms but I do, however, love naan bread and in the winter I tend to like trying some different types like coriander or sultana ones.  
  • Jacket potatoes with either beans and cheese or some kind of casserole. I love really buttery jacket potatoes, that's probably why I weigh a tonne by the end of the season. Oh well... As for the casserole I prefer chicken or sausage but I don't mind either way. I know they are more for Autumn or Summer as a light bite but I eat them more this time of the year because I avoid roasts so I look forward to Christmas dinner more.
This has been my first blogmas post, I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I post my Christmas gift guide. It was supposed to just be "gifts for her" but I know how difficult it can be to buy for men and children so it's just going to be a complete mix. 


  1. Chicken Noodle soup is like my favourite soup ever. It's very good, if you're having a cold.

    Mary x

  2. I've just done our shopping list for this week and it's pretty much all winter warmers! I'll be sharing loads of pictures on Saturday with links to recipes too.

    Writer’s block and broken lenses

  3. Mmmmm....curry....

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    1. Me too but chicken noodle is my favourite! ;)