Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup - Chew Nibble Nosh .

This winter has been so weird.  Balmy on Christmas, then a three-day monsoon and flooded roads, and now we’ve finally reached “kind of chilly”.  This soup is the perfect thing for those crummy days when all you want to do is snuggle under a blanket, read a good book, and watch the weather do strange things.  It takes all of the flavors I love from my favorite lasagna recipe and puts them right into the middle of a creamy, cozy, bowl of soup.

Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese - Chew Nibble Nosh

I really don’t know what to call this.  It’s not quite a soup, isn’t really a chili, not exactly a stew.  What I do know is, it’s really tasty and a great way to warm up on a crazy windy day like today.  (I sent my dog outside a little while ago, and I was unsure if I’d get him back.  It’s that windy.)

This one pot meal is super simple to throw together, and my entire family really enjoyed it.  It’s definitely a great one to keep pantry staples on hand for, to throw together on a busy night when you’ve, quite honestly, forgotten about feeding anyone dinner until it’s…ahem…time for dinner.

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

Chili is a tricky dish.  It’s not hard to make, but I’ve found that it’s a very personal, almost religious, experience depending on where you are in the country.  If you’re in or around Texas, you may prefer your chili heavily spiced and heavy on the meat (not ground…God forbid) with no mention of beans, except possibly on the side.  Other areas of the country will insist that chili just isn’t chili without beans and ground meat. Then, there’s chicken chili (which just truly offends chili purists) and even Southwestern Chili Verde.

Shepherd’s Pie

We’ve had some strange winter weather so far this season.  We seem to be on an endless roller coaster, racing between freezing temperatures and sunny summer-like skies.  I’m really to the point now where I just want Mother Nature to pick a season and go with it.  My wardrobe is greatly confused.

The other day, it was downright dismal outside.  The skies were a creepy, murky gray, the wind was something out of  “The Wizard of Oz”, and the bitter cold rain was coming down in sheets.  Not exactly the winter wonderland we like to picture this time of year.  I knew that whatever I made for dinner that night, it needed to warm me up, heart and soul.  Some days just call out for comfort food and this was one of them.