I don’t wanna brag or anything, but it’s been unseasonably warm here. Like, wearing shorts in February kind of warm. This is crazy and unusual and we do not take it for granted. And if there’s one thing we know about Colorado, we know that this doesn’t mean winter’s over. There’s still a good chance of a blizzard, or temps so cold your face feels like it’s going to fall off. Always an adventure, this state.
So I’m keeping these Crock Pot recipes close at hand. For each of them, you just pop all the stuff into the slow cooker in the morning, and let them get all warmed up and toasty all day long while you go about your business. And you’ve got yourself some nice, filling comfort food for dinner. Food that will warm you from top to the bottom of your chilly toes.
Crock Pot Recipes to Warm Your Insides:
— You can’t go wrong with a good Chicken Noodle Soup. Don’t overthink it — use whatever you have in the house for veggies, grab or bake a nice crusty loaf of bread, and maybe a salad. There’s nothing like a good bowl of chicken noodle when it’s snowing and cold out, there really isn’t.
— This Chicken Tortilla Soup is a family favorite. We serve it up with cilantro and avocados and some tortillas on the side. And possibly margaritas for the grown-ups, while we pretend we’re someplace much warmer.
— I love this Beer Cheese Soup — it’s a savory kind of soup that goes wonderfully with some blueberry muffins straight from the oven.
— My husband made this Easy Green Chili after a trip through DIA, where he had some green chili at a restaurant somewhere in Terminal 3. He spent the drive home trying to figure out how to recreate it, and we’re pretty sure he got close. It’s a tasty pork chili, mild enough for the kids but nice and flavorful. I happen to like mine with a generous dollop of sour cream on top. Jussayin’.
— The Crock Pot Bratwurst Chili is another family recipe, cooked up for our school chili cookoff one year. Delicious, with nice big pieces of bratwurst throughout — mmmm.
— This White Chicken Chili, though, is the blue ribbon winner. We won the chili cookoff that year, and have been trying to recapture our former glory ever since. It’s nice and thick, with beans and chunks of chicken. The ultimate winter comfort food.
Do you have a go-to winter food? I’d love to add to my repertoire!
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