11 December 2013

Winter S.O.S!

Taco Soup earlier in the summer: if only we had fresh cilantro now!

Come this time of year, I seriously need some help and inspiration in the kitchen.  The only green things around are collecting ice in the freezer and the only foods I really want to make involve lots of butter, sugar, and oven time.  

A typical afternoon at 3:00 pm has me thinking:  Dinner in two hours.  What to make?  What to make?  And all I can think of are various soups.  The same ones we had last week (for four or five meals in a row).  It's the winter kitchen blues.  *sigh*

So, I'll share my list if you'll share yours.  Or I'll just share my list and hope you reciprocate.  Because it's the season for giving, right?  Both of us.  Right?

Top Go-To Meals in Clymerland
(aka: what I'm getting really bored of making right about now)

1. Chili and Cornbread (or rice)
2. Corn Chowder
3. Rice and Beans (okay, there's a non-soup!)
4. Irish Stew
5. Venison-Vegetable Soup (or just vegetable soup)
6. Sloppy Joe with Succotash
7. Peanut Stew with Rice

It's now 3:20 pm--shall it be Corn Chowder or Rice and Beans?


  1. Our latest are:
    Coconut curries
    Sausage, pumpkin, sweet potato bake with peanut korma
    Baked ziti
    Taco or grilled Chicken salad
    Bread bowls with broccoli soup

  2. 1- Turkish lentil soup
    2- grilled turkey (leftover from t-giving), salsa, and cheddar sandwiches
    3- quiche with ham, spinach, cheese
    4- pizza (olive oil and garlic with red onion and mushrooms is my fave)
    5- waffles and sausage gravy

    I like to think in terms of categories each week so I don't repeat too much: breakfast for dinner, crockpot meal, sandwich, soup, Asian (Thai, curry, something like that), beans, and one main dish meat like sausage or chicken. I don't always do all of those (Tom cooks too), but if I'm bored, I think about my categories again. Pasta and Mexican are two others but I do them less often. Thanks for your ideas. Candice

  3. http://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/2012/08/olive-garden-pasta-e-fagioli-soup.html, http://www.preventionrd.com/2013/01/homemade-hamburger-helper/, http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/pasta/tonys-pizza-lasagna.html#, http://camillescasa.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-your-own-frozen-meatballs.html, http://wabisabiseven.blogspot.com/2012/05/nearlyevery-friday-night-is-pizza-night.html, http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/09/crispy-southwest-chicken-wraps.html, breakfast for dinner!! pancakes/waffles, meat, eggs, especially these: http://www.lynnsk itchenadventures.com/2012/03/easy-mexican-eggs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LynnsKitchenAdventures+%28Lynn%27s+Kitchen+Adventures%29