I’m freezing, it is minus something outside, it is snowing and my toes haven’t been warm since I came back from India 2 1/2 weeks ago. These are some pretty good things to make when, like me, you live in an 17th century house that has more gaps in it than a sieve and three blankets and a hot water bottle just aren’t cutting it. Luckily my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp (not always a good thing, but in this case it is ) so it doesn’t take too long to heat up once you start cooking, so it is the best room in the house to spend time in.
Bacon Chipotle Macaroni Cheese
Bacon, chilli, cheese, carbs. All good things.
Roasted Tomato Soup & Cheese Toasties
Of course, soup, and this tomatoey one will hopefully remind you that summer does exist. Plus there are cheese toasts.
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Good for a spare afternoon, something that simmers on the hob for a while – which both makes for a tasty dish and also heats the house a little bit. If you also spend some time standing over the hob making rotli then you’ll get even warmer.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
It’s like a blanket, with caramel sauce. Custard is a good substitute if you can’t face cold ice cream.