Baby it’s cold outside! Even in this Carolina blue sky southern state, people are nestled under blankets and on their couches staying warm and dry this weekend. The sleet is hitting against the windows, salt has been poured on the grounds, kids are out of school and everyone has rushed to the stores for their bread, milk and eggs. The winter blast has officially hit, according to all the news channels and this girl is craving all the comforts I think of when it comes to winter and cold weather.
I’m talking favorite comfort foods, cozy clothes, shoes that keep us dry, blankets that keep us warm and activities that keep us busy when we are all stuck in the house. We all have them. We all have those 1st thoughts that come to mind, when we think of the cold weather. I know, I sure do. As funny as it sounds, I even get excited about dressing the snow bunny part, cooking the yummy, hot meals and planning the activities for the day.
Here’s what I’m craving . . .
- My favorite coat I got for Christmas. Get it here!
- Chocolate Chip Cookies (here’s a hint, add a box of vanilla pudding to the recipe!)
- Crock pot Stuffed Cabbage (and I don’t even care for cabbage, strange I know) See recipe below.
- Headbands is the perfect, “stay inside and play” family game.
- The movie Blended. A funny family movie my family personally loves!
- A knit pom-pom hat like this one from Anthropolgie
- A sweater-scarf that’s super cozy like this one from, Free People.
- A knit hedbanz to keep your ears and head warm while looking cute. Love the selection from, My Campus Closet.
- Chunky Knit Scarf to wear with that cute coat. How about this ivory one from, Free People.
- Waterproof Boots like these from Uggs.
- Flip top mittens are a must! Keep your hands warm, but flip the top when you need to text your bestie. Another cutie from, Free People.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls ~
- head of cabbage
- 2 lbs of lean beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cans of tomato soup
- 2/3 white rice cooked
- Boil Cabbage about 5-6 minutes until you see leaves start to separate.
- Drain and set cabbage aside in strainer in sink. Rinse with cool water.
- Cook white rice according to directions.
- Mix meat, chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of soup and 2/3 cooked rice.
- Scoop about 3 tablespoons meat in to each leaf. Roll sides in, then tuck ends to create a roll and seam is down.
- Empty one can of tomato soup on bottom of crock pot.
- Layer each roll in crock pot on top of each other, pouring soup in between each layer.
- Cover remaining soup on top. With leftover cabbage unable to roll, chop up and put in crock pot on top of rolls.
- Cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours.