When it’s cold Sheila does her napping on the dining room table. Cats have a real knack for finding the warmest, sunniest spot in the house.
When it’s cold I want soup with every meal.
This lunch featured a nice potato-leek.
What an adorable bubble. I am hereby dubbing that a soup dimple.
Along with a ‘wich, grapes, and warm cinnamon apples (microwaved. Another heat source!)
When it’s cold, it’s preferable that sandwiches be griddled and oozy and warm. This was a variation on the Crack Wrap, with hummus, some wonderful cheese from Lebanese Butcher, and arugula.
Another mandatory winter soup- my pumpkin-lentil, which froze and thawed bee-yoo-tifully.
Along with apples two ways (because when it’s cold apples are fortunately at their best and must be consumed frequently. As an added bonus as everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away. And it is the season for extra hearty pathogens so might as well fortify yourself!)
Apples part 1: on yogurt with cinnamon.
Part two, on a toasted bagel thin shmeared with peanut butter, also with cinnamon.
When it’s cold I crave cinnamon. Perhaps it’s the fact that like so many spices cinnamon speeds up your circulation… perhaps helping to warm you up?
Naw, I just always love cinnamon.
All together now. Apparently I found this to be a photogenic lunch, eh?
When it’s cold vegetables must be roasted and toast must be toasted.
Some extremely tasty farmer’s market cauliflower cooked beautifully and easily: a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkling of salt and pepper, and a pop into a hot oven. We made these for the kiddos last year and they said it reminded them of popcorn. Which I kind of get! The toast is one of those Frankenfood-but-oh-so-tasty blueberry bagel thins.
Another day of Apples Two Ways!
Again warm with cinnamon, again on plain yogurt with more cinnamon. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
I did eat the apples in a slightly different manner: whoa this combo was good. And WARM!
Another roasted vegetable: acorn squash with butter and (brilliance) CUMIN! I did not come up with this clever combination.
Because when it’s cold it’s so nice when your mama cooks for you. She made that :D
This soul-warming delicious chicken, too. Make yourself a pot of Spicy Citrus Chicken. Good for when it’s cold :D