The Best Cold-Weather Foods

Fall is definitely in the air here in PA. Yesterday was chilly & rainy, & the high today & tomorrow is low-60s/high-50s! I’m a summer girl through-and-through, but the chilly weather has me wanting to build up my cold-weather food recipes.

The other day, I saw this recipe for crock-pot chili on Courtney’s blog & knew I wanted to give it a try!

The recipe calls for browning the lean ground beef, along with the peppers & onions before placing them with the remaining ingredients in the crock-pot. Since I have no time in the morning to brown beef, I did this step last night & the recipe still turned out perfectly fine.

I let it cook away while I was at work, & when I arrived home this afternoon, I turned the heat from “low,” to “warm,” to keep it heated until dinner time.

I topped my bowl with tons some cheese & it was delicious! I seriously love being able to come home from the gym & have a warm meal ready & waiting!

Next time I make this chilly, I may even leave out the ground beef. It was tasty, but the beans really bulked it up, & I’m sure subbing an additional can of beans for the beef would turn out just fine.

Chili just screams “cold-weather comfort” to me for some reason! I was never really a fan of chili growing up, mostly because I didn’t enjoy beans. Now, I’m slowly coming around & beginning to like them.

If you’re looking for a new chili recipe this fall, I’d definitely recommend trying this one out! (And if you’re not a regular of Courtney’s blog, she also has some amazing dessert recipes too!)

Two questions this evening (& I think I already asked the second one on here before):

What are your favorite “cold-weather foods”?

What are some foods that you hated growing up but enjoy now? Like I said, I was never a big fan of beans. I also hated onions, but now I love incorporating them into my meals. One thing I simply can’t get onboard with? Olives.

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15 comments

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    There are so many things I didn’t like as a kid but now I love…. chocolate is one of them. Can you believe there was a day when I didn’t like chocolate?!???! CRAZY child I was! I didn’t start liking it till I was about 17.
    Chili is wonderful and I love the smell of it simmering in the house! So comforting!

  2. Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl says:

    Oh goodness, that looks delicious! I cannot get enough chili when the temperature drops! I seriously think I could eat it every single day!

    Beef and Vegetable soup is also one of my favorite cold weather meals. Mmmm!

    I hated tomato soup when I was little and now I LOVE it! I also hated basically every vegetable, and I cannot get enough now!

    By the way, I 100% echo your sentiments regarding olives–YUCK!

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