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I vote for a bowl of chili.

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#### hlthe2b

(106,237 posts)I've been low carbing too long-- I LONG for a potato!

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)Gotta pick up some sour cream with that!

#### samnsara

(18,281 posts)#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,478 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)Can you describe it for me?

#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,478 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)I am definitely going to try that! Looks like a crowd pleaser! And I have 3 grown sons who might like that.

#### diane in sf

(4,076 posts)when it’s organic. If it’s GMO it will be contaminated with glyphosphate.

#### WhiteTara

(30,150 posts)I love posole and one day I'm going to make at home.

#### NRaleighLiberal

(60,478 posts)#### LAS14

(14,639 posts)... apparently it comes from an ancient south American culture where the meat was human...

#### beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### True Blue American

(18,152 posts)Or Beef Vegatable.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)is another winner! With cabbage!

#### Grasswire2

(13,702 posts)with cabbage!

It was delicious and I have several servings to go in the freezer.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)Makes almost anything better!

#### PearliePoo2

(7,768 posts)One of my favorites is Lima Bean soup (made with frozen Lima Beans). Slow simmered with onions, carrots and real meaty, smoked ham hocks.

Cook until the meat falls off the bone. Toss a couple whole cloves in there too! Cornbread works really well with this!

Baked apple for dessert!

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)Yum I like the way you think!

#### Control-Z

(15,684 posts)So few cold, rainy days here it is the only time I make it. They got it so seldom my kids think it's a special meal.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### LuvLoogie

(7,539 posts)beef vegetable soup while I am making some split yellow pea soup.

I'll make a caldo de res later this week.

Oh and a new Ramen place is opening in Oak Lawn! First one south of Hyde Park.

Jesus, c'mon South Side. Plenty of good Ramen places on the North Side and North West burbs.

All of the above...

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)Pea soup and corn bread .....

#### pandr32

(12,149 posts)#### LuvLoogie

(7,539 posts)Will eat with some cayenne and a dollop of sour creme.

#### WhiteTara

(30,150 posts)with rosemary focaccia

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)I had a lot of greens in my garden last year and made wedding soup all winter long. This year, not so much.

Italian food is really popular around here. Almost all restaurants offer some version of Italian wedding soup.

#### WhiteTara

(30,150 posts)so I've never had a restaurant version. I'll bet it's divine.

#### FM123

(10,125 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)I like to dip the sangwich in the soup!

#### pandr32

(12,149 posts)The canned versions are too sweet and flat. Too thin, too. Also, goes so well with grilled cheese sandwiches made with cheddar and good bread. The panini press does a good job of building an outside crunch while melting the cheddar.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)since I started making my own.

#### pandr32

(12,149 posts)and the other a processed food product, so I am in agreement with you.

#### Siwsan

(27,267 posts)Chili or a really good home made curry are especially tasty on a cold, overcast, damp day.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Brother Buzz

(37,737 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Docreed2003

(17,758 posts)#### Brother Buzz

(37,737 posts)and they were basically just a heaping amount of seductively spiced chili wrapped in mesa. They were a surprisingly good gut-bomb, but don't hold a candle to the tamales made by our local women and sold out the backdoor (to Hell with health codes) of many businesses in town. One quickly learns to get you order in early because they go fast!

#### tazkcmo

(7,419 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### samnsara

(18,281 posts)#### samnsara

(18,281 posts)#### Cirque du So-What

(27,485 posts)I've got a big pot o'red waiting in the kitchen, but I'm on strict orders to leave it alone until all the guests arrive. How long must I suffer?!?

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### irisblue

(34,206 posts)I'm watching my cholesterol hence the turkey. Hot

garlic drop biscuits at dinner time. Stress cooking means made ahead freezer meals

Turkey chili is good, too!

#### irisblue

(34,206 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,748 posts)#### pansypoo53219

(21,701 posts)i do a little coffee, any leftover coke, bit of soy sauce, worcestershire sauce. make enough for almost a week. gets better.

#### Glamrock

(11,994 posts)That was my answer as soon as I saw your post!

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)When I saw your subject line, I just knew that was you, Glam!

#### Runningdawg

(4,608 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### jpak

(41,780 posts)Comes in a close second.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Ninga

(8,600 posts)9 grain bread croutons and salad greens. Just yum.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Ninga

(8,600 posts)#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### underpants

(186,475 posts)BRAINS!!!!

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Little Star

(17,055 posts)Just been put in the oven...….

Here's the recipe: http://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/classic-french-canadian-tourtiere/#.W7klaszl1rU.facebook

A little swab of Ketchup on the side to dab each fork full into and it's delish!

#### jpak

(41,780 posts)yum

#### Little Star

(17,055 posts)Last edited Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:27 AM - Edit history (1)

https://www.copymethat.com/r/SftVADi/quebecois-style-pea-soup/Just didn't want people having to search for the recipe.

I'm not French but both of my 1st husband's parents and families were. My MIL taught me how to make meat pie and other good stuff. She passed away years ago but my kids still stay in touch with their aunt, uncle and cousins. I remarried so I only see them once in a blue moon.

#### zanana1

(6,284 posts)We have meat pie at Thanksgiving, Christmas and every time we want meat pie! Instead of ketchup, we smear it with gravy. We also make meat stuffing for our turkey. Every family makes it differently and the best tasting pie is always yours!

#### getagrip_already

(17,404 posts)very warming with the right amount of heat...........

#### Quemado

(1,262 posts)I'll vote for tortilla soup on a cold day, or even any day for that matter!

#### ThoughtCriminal

(14,272 posts)One time I was in a restaurant with future son-in-law and he ordered the "Five-Alarm Chili". While we were waiting, there was an extremely loud "BANG!" (turns out a car ran into the kitchen wall). I turned to him and with a straight face said "Your chili is ready!"

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### greymattermom

(5,794 posts)Chicken noodle soup.

Go to a thai restaurant and get the cocoanut soup that comes with a fire under it.

#### Bfd

(1,406 posts)Chili, with sour cream, onion & a handful of fritos

mmm mmm mmm

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)#### Bfd

(1,406 posts)#### pnwest

(3,294 posts)make “Stamppot”. Kind of a shepherd’s pie, all in one pot mixed up - mashed potatoes, bacon, onions, diced up fried pork chops or smoked sausage, and well-rinsed sauerkraut. Use ALL the bacon grease and the pork chop butter to stir in with some heavy cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Sometimes kale instead of sauerkraut.

Heaven. The best memories of snowy Indiana winter nights, snug and warm around the dinner table.

#### Ohiogal

(34,544 posts)That sounds very filling!

#### dem4decades

(11,887 posts)We go to a restaurant in Aruba and they have a delicious entree called Sucade Lappen. Of course we eat it while the temperature is in the seventies and when we were talking to some Dutch women where we were staying they laughed because to them it is a dish for cold weather. Don't care, it tastes so good.

#### Codeine

(25,586 posts)Vegetarian Scotch broth if I’m feeling like spending a bit of time in the kitchen. But in a hurry a good old can of Anderson’s Split Pea Soup works every time.

#### ailsagirl

(23,787 posts)And with a dollop of sour cream

It's amazing how full I am once done-- makes a perfect dinner

#### llmart

(16,331 posts)and a big ole' chunk of chewy bread with butter.

#### Iliyah

(25,111 posts)Beef Stew . . .

Bouillabaisse . . . .

#### orangecrush

(21,696 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(25,396 posts)…to get crispy on top. The sharper the cheddar the better.

#### Vinnie From Indy

(10,820 posts)The rest is easy!

#### Major Nikon

(36,900 posts)#### JudyM

(29,517 posts)#### diane in sf

(4,076 posts)Base, and just made a delicious New Mexican green chili stew with chicken and hatch chilis.

#### complain jane

(4,302 posts)Get my vote!

#### Progressive Jones

(6,011 posts)#### madamesilverspurs

(16,037 posts)Both homemade. And Frenchies can be made ahead of time and frozen.

Mega yummmmmm!

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#### mulsh

(2,959 posts)food, the aroma of tomatoes, garlic, fresh fish and shell fish. My family tradition is to make enough for a couple of days. You can also freeze it with out disastrous results. I took over cioppino duties from my father.

"This Cioppino recipe is undeniably a San Francisco original, made famous in the 1850s by Genoese immigrant Giuseppe Bazzuro at his eponymous restaurant. Derived from the traditional ciuppin—which means "little soup" in the Genoese dialect—the dish was originally a puree of cooked vegetables and leftover fish scraps. Over the years, Bay area chefs transformed it into a luxurious stew using local delicacies such as dungeness crab, as in this version from the city's legendary Tadich Grill."

This recipe is similar to the one we work with:

https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Cioppino-

#### Flaleftist

(3,473 posts)#### Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)With a Guinness.

#### Marthe48

(18,918 posts)I made one on Sunday, just finished it today. I'm making chili and a baked potato today.

Everything in these posts sounds so good!

#### BarbaRosa

(2,690 posts)#### LeftInTX

(29,975 posts)#### Paladin

(28,739 posts)Small red potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, some wine in the broth. Because it's cold/overcast/damp here.

#### Mendocino

(7,710 posts)red lentils, sweet potatoes, black beans, carrots, corn, red peppers, turnips, parsnips and lots of onion. Must have smoked paprika.