We had a beautiful winter scene at my parents house when I got together with them, my Aunt Trish and Uncle Phil, and cousin Joe. Jess and Grace stayed behind, since the snow was coming down pretty hard and why travel with a 2 month old through a snow storm when you really don't have to.
Despite my many posts proclaiming my love for root vegetables, I do occasionally just need something else. Some green. Something crisp. Something lighter and brighter.
Pioneer Woman's- I reduced down chicken stock, then added cooked diced chicken, cooked pasta, and fresh spinach and cherry tomatoes. The spinach and cherry tomatoes were warmed by the rest of the ingredients, but not reduced to mush. Salt and pepper to your taste, obvs. I adored the simplicity. The pasta kept me warm and made the dish feel hearty, but all the fresh veggies made things healthy.
vanilla bean gelato. I can't help it, what is it about snow storms that I just want to make this? I'm weird, man.
Hope you all are staying warm! At this point, 30 degrees feels like a heatwave :-)