The snow is piling up outside but it’s warm and cozy inside. (Knock wood that power stays on!) It is a great day to cuddle up at home with a cup of tea, a blanket and a book. Before I get to that, I have a few suggestions for a cozy dinner this weekend. (Unfortunately, today’s relatively balmy temperature – 15°F – will be short lived. The weekend promises another blast of numbing cold.
Whether you stay in by the fire or bundle up for a ski, skate or snowshoe, it’s going to be a cold weekend. Here are a few suggestions to warm up at the end of the day:
Start the evening in front of the fire. Warm up with a nice glass of red wine and mug of soup. You’ll love my Wild Mushroom Soup. Add a wedge of your favorite cheese and crackers and the hors d’oeuvres are done. Take your time, relax and enjoy.
Eventually, you’ll want to move to the table. For a cozy main course, you can’t beat my Braised Short Ribs. Serve them with my Sweet Potato Polenta and a spoonful of Roasted Carrots with Pearl Onions and/or Roasted Parsnips.
Staying with the cozy theme, enjoy my Bananas Foster for dessert. Serve the fiery bananas with a spoonful of your favorite vanilla, banana or rum raisin ice cream.
Stay warm and bon appétit!
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