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Do you love this time of year, or are you one of those people who is already counting the days until the warm weather is back with us? Whichever one you are, this cold is unlikely to budge anytime soon. So let’s make the most of it! There are plenty of fun home cold weather activities you can do with the family, and it’ll be all the more enjoyable if you’re well fed with the foods that make winter so comfortable. Below, we take a look at the staples you need to have in your diet to make the most of the season.
Easy Go-To Dishes
It’s freezing outside, and when you get home, you just want to curl up in front of the fire, and put on your favourite seasonal films. You don’t want to be in the kitchen! But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. Simply whip up those easy to make, warming dishes that the whole family will enjoy. The two favourites are homemade soup and jacket potatoes. For the soup, you can’t go wrong with sweet potato and carrot! Have some fresh bread on the side, season the soup with a bit of pepper, and you’ll be kept warm and full for the rest of the night.
From Around the World
The Brits have always looked to the rest of the world for their food, and two have managed to make themselves an integral part of our autumn and winter diets. Chili and curry! The potential for variation with these two dishes is massive, so you can make them both each week and always come up with a different taste. There are plenty of amazing vegetarian chilli and curry dishes, too, so you don’t have to miss out if you’re not a meat eater.
Cozy Autumn Favourites
The meals are all well and good, but let’s be honest, when it comes to autumn sometimes, we just want to load up on those delicious snacks. There’s nothing better in the world than sitting on the couch with a blanket and sharing a few delicious chocolate bars with the family. This is also home baking season, so don’t forget to try out a few cupcake recipes, and a loaf of bread if you’re feeling inspired. A house filled with the scents of freshly baked goods is a happy house indeed! And if we’re talking comfort, remember that autumn is made for a glass of red wine….
The Best Dish Ever
Finally, let’s talk about what should be universally recognised as the best dish to come from these shores: the roast. When the weather outside is rainy, there is nothing your family would rather eat than a full English roast, with plenty of roast potatoes, gravy, and meats (or vegetarian alternatives) to go around. You can’t spend the day outside, so spend the day inside whipping up a storm!
It’s all about the positives from a season. The weather outside may be grim, the inside is so cosy and warm, and delicious!