I may be a little bit weird. I get that. I seem to be the only person in the world (except for people who love snow—yuck!) who actually likes this time of year.
But for me, loving winter isn’t really about the weather. It’s about the food.
Here’s the thing: I’m a healthy eater (mostly) and just about everything I cook (and I cook almost all of my meals) is good for me. But what I’ve learned over the past five years is that you can cook healthy and still get your comfort food fix.
And this time of year? Is a comfort food BONANZA!!!
Gooey, creamy, cheesy pasta dishes. Piping hot casseroles straight out of the oven. Oven-roasted vegetables, caramelized to perfection. Slow-cooked soups and stews you can set up in the morning and savor smelling throughout the house all day long.
Winter is the best!
Something about summer (and the fact that the kitchen becomes a hundred degrees by dinnertime) just isn’t conducive to good eating. And please don’t chime in with all that “fresh veggies” and “grilling” nonsense—there is absolutely no contest between a homemade baked ziti and a stupid grilled kabob!
So, join me, won’t you? As much as everyone’s complaining these days, winter isn’t actually going to last forever. Enjoy those comfort foods while you still can. You’ll have to drag out that darn grill before you even know it.