There’s nothing better than returning to a hearty, homemade meal at the end of a long winter day. The kitchen smells better than any scented candle, the dining room table is often traded for a cozy spot on the couch and the steam from the dinner bowl defrosts your icy hands. To inspire your cold-weather cooking, Grandbaby Cakes founder Jocelyn Delk Adams stopped by TODAY to share her go-to warm winter meals.
What to Cook This Week: Cold-Weather Cooking
Don't let dropping temps get you down! These dishes are guaranteed to get you through hibernation season, warm and well-fed. And for those days when you don't want to get out from under the covers, we've sprinkled in a few low-effort recipes that will put your slow cookers and air fryers to good use.
This Week’s Recipes:
This one-pot wonder is an ideal cold-weather meal that's easy to tackle on any weeknight. The turmeric has healing and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as a soft, earthy flavor that just feels like it's warming the body from the inside-out. It's extra easy to make homemade chicken soup when you have a rotisserie chicken ready to go, and if you picked it up from the store, 10 minutes of prep and 40 minutes on the stove goes by quick!
It seems like there are as many recipes for the Italian vegetable soup known as minestrone as there are gorgeous, scenic vistas in Italy — neither of which is bad thing! Though this simple peasant dish typically includes beans and pasta in a tomato-based broth, all the vegetables that make up the bulk of the soup are left to the cook's discretion. This slow-cooker version keeps things hearty with cubes of tender potatoes, snappy green beans, and creamy cannelini beans, but you can always take your cue from the Italians and use this recipe as an excuse to cook up the odds and ends in your refrigerator's crisper.
Make a comforting bowl of coconut curry with chicken and noodles at home for a delicious Thai-inspired meal.