New Year Inspirations

I don't know if it is the weather or the psychological effects of a new year but I really start to get in the mood for cooking comforting stews and soups.  When the sun sets around 5 pm cooking inside from scratch is one way to enjoy these early evenings.  One of my favorite go to websites is Food52.  I have been on a tear lately.  I have made Minestrone soup,  One Pan Pasta which is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe, Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, Lasagna soup (possibly my husband's and my neighbor's fave) and Super Easy Brown Butter Cornbread to go with the Best Ever Turkey Chili.  When only cooking for a family of 3, one of those being a 2 year old, I usually share the meal with our upstairs neighbors.  

And how do I finish off one of these hearty meals? Another recipe I found on  the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie.  This is my first time using Maldon Salt and just a teeny pinch goes a long way.  It's that tasty combo of warm chocolate chunks and crunchy salt while I knit away in front of the fireplace.  

What's your favorite cold weather meal?