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Warm Recipes for Cold Days

Warm Recipes for Cold Days

Warm RecipesThe bitterly cold days of early winter have arrived, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. Winter can be fun, but it seems like some days, there’s no way to get warmed up. Luckily, a good, steaming meal can warm you up to your core and give you the motivation to carry on through the winter, many layers and all. Here are some warm recipes to enjoy on those cold, cold days.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Nothing warms the soul from the inside out like chicken soup. Add wild rice to it and it’s even heartier and more balanced. The best part about making chicken and wild rice soup is that you can stay in on a snow day and prepare it in your slow cooker. This recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare and two hours to cook, but the wait is worth it. You’ll need butter, chopped onions, chopped celery, sliced carrots, sliced mushrooms, flour, chicken broth, cooked wild rice, cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts, salt, curry powder, mustard powder, dried parsley, black pepper, slivered almonds, dry sherry and half-and-half cream. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Risotto

What’s better than a full stomach on a snow day? A stomach full of something that was delicious AND nutritious! This butternut squash risotto takes only 20 minutes to prepare and cooks for 35 minutes, so you’ll have a jump start on your immune system and your energy level in no time. For this recipe, you’ll need cubed butternut squash, butter, Arborio rice, dry white wine, hot chicken stock, Parmesan cheese and black pepper.

Spaghetti Squash

This spaghetti squash recipe is perfect if you’re having your vegan friend over, and it only takes 45 minutes to make. You’ll need spaghetti squash, vegetable oil, chopped onions, minced garlic, chopped tomatoes, basil, black olives or bell peppers and feta cheese for the non-vegan. To make this recipe even more vegan-friendly, add vegan cheese from the organic section at your local grocery store.

Chicken Corn Chili

Chili is a classic winter recipe because it provides a hearty meal, a spicy kick and warmth all at the same time. You’ll feel like it’s summer with this recipe. The recipe calls for boneless chicken breast halves, a jar of salsa, garlic powder, ground cumin, chili powder, Mexican-style corn, salt, pepper and pinto beans

You’ll feel warm enough in no time with these delicious recipes! Your CTBest Apartment is equipped with a spacious, gourmet kitchen that will accommodate all your cooking needs. Bon appetit!

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