Cold Weather Happiness in a Soup Pot

It’s been dropping into the low 30’s out there at night. Our cats curl up into bed with us at night and search for laps to sit on throughout the day. Meanwhile, I get a chance to flex my cold weather cooking muscles a bit, and whip up some of my favorite recipes while the cold lasts.


I made up a pot of beef and vegetable tsimmes last night- that’s a hearty stew made with cranberries, horseradish, and wine. At least mine is made that way. I topped the stew off with garlic smashed potatoes and call that divine. Who needs a fireplace when you’ve got good heavy sweaters and this sort of yumminess in your belly?

I hope everyone had a satisfying and safe holiday season- may the new year begin well for us all 🙂