Winter Comfort Food for Your Soul

Winter weather calls for special comforting dining. As the temperatures dip, it’s time for warm chili, the classic pot roast and all the foods that warm us up and make us feel good. It’s all about feeling good, even when the weather outside is frightful.

One of my go-to meals as soon as the temperature starts to drop is Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse’s gumbo. I’m a sucker for gumbo and Nate’s does it right. Coupled with the garlic bread or hushpuppies that come out as appetizers, it’s a winning combination.

Ramen Hakata serves up traditional Japanese ramen. According to Ramen Hakata’s website, “Raman Hakata features a unique type of ramen otherwise known as Tonkotsu Ramen, which began in the Hakata district in the city of Fukuoka, Japan.” Hakata style ramen’s broth is famous because it is prepared for 36 hours. It is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. A great way to warm up during the cold months.

If you are looking for something to make at home, try this classic pot roast recipe by Ree Drummond via The Food Network. It’s very easy to make, with probably the most difficult step being the waiting period.

For a simple, easy, quick and of course delicious, chili check out Delish’s ‘Best-Ever Beef Chili.’ It takes just 10 minutes to prep and 40 minutes to cook! This is one that you can make on a weeknight and not have to spend hours prepping. You will need:

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 large white onion, chopped, 3 cloves garlic, minced, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, 1 1/2 lb. ground beef, 1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional), kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1 (15-oz) can kidney beans, drained, 1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes. Top it all off with shredded cheddar, sour cream, and thinly sliced scallions. Check out the full recipe here.

Do you have a favorite cold-weather dish? Share it with us in the comments section below.

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