Enjoy these 5 easy winter dinner recipes on cold days, while watching a good movie or playing your favorite music. Any of these 5 winter dinner recipes will surely warm you up.
1. Tomato and Vodka Winter Soup
This winter soup recipe is guaranteed to keep you warm.
- 2 (28 oz.) cans tomatoes
- ¼ cup vodka
- 2 cups half-and -half
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- 1 tbs. butter
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 4 cups vegetable broth or water
- Salt and pepper
- Saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil in a medium saucepan, until the onions become transparent.
- Add the broth or water, tomatoes, butter and vodka.
- Simmer over low-medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Pour in the half-and half and season with salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Serve while warm.
2. Seasoned Winter Home Fries
- 6 medium potatoes, rinsed and wedged
- vegetable oil spray
- garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and oregano to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Put the potato wedges in a bowl and sprinkle them with the salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and oregano to taste.
- Toss all the ingredients, making sure that the seasonings fully coat the potato wedges.
- Spray a large baking sheet with vegetable oil spray
- Place the potato wedges on the baking sheet.
- Spray the top of the potatoes with oil spray.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft .
- Serve plain or with ketchup.
3. Tomato and Lentil Winter Soup This hearty soup recipe, served hot, is ideal in winter.
- 1 ¼ cups dried lentils
- 1 can (16 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 5 cups water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- Put the water in a large saucepan; add the lentils, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Cover and cook over medium heat, until lentils are semi-soft.
- Pour in the tomatoes, and simmer until lentils are tender.
4. Sausage Casserole Winter Dinner
- 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 8 oz. sausage meat
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
- ¼ tsp. sage
- ¼ tsp. thyme
- 2 eggs, separated, (egg whites beaten until stiff)
- Salt and pepper
- Cook the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water, until tender.
- Drain well, puree by hand with a potato masher, and reserve.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and add the sausage, mashing it with a fork, until golden.
- Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 more minutes.
- Combine this mixture with the mashed potatoes.
- Add the egg yolks and the egg whites, mixing gently.
- Transfer the mixture into a buttered baking pan, and bake at 375 F for about 30 minutes.
5. Winter Brussels Sprouts With Orange Juice
- 4 cups fresh Brussels sprouts
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 ¼ cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
- ½ tsp. cornstarch·
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Place the Brussels sprouts in a large saucepan with enough water, bring to a boil until tender.
- Drain, and transfer the Brussels sprouts into another large saucepan with the butter. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Pour in the orange juice.
- Dissolve the cornstarch with the ½ cup of water, and add to the Brussels sprouts, mixing well, until thick.
- Add the ground cinnamon, and serve.
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