My meal planner is a sure indication that the weather in Los Angeles has changed. The time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break is my favorite time of year. The temperature drops, the city sparkles with holiday lights, and everyone is in good spirits.
We don’t have dramatic changes in weather in Southern California, but we do have seasons. The first sign of winter weather in Los Angeles is the moms at drop off bundled up in puffy jackets with cashmere scarfs secured around their necks. The other popular accessory I notice is the red holiday coffee cup from Starbucks. All of these little things remind me the seasons have changed and the holidays are upon us.
The other notable sign is the winds. Winds whip with such force that on nights like last night, the power goes out. Enormous palm fawns litter the streets and the sky is so clear that the twinkling stars look as though they have been photoshopped. It may not be as dramatic as a snowfall or thunderstorm, but it’s our version of weather here in Los Angeles.
This time of year is all about comfort food and meals that feel like a big hug. Check out this hearty Turkey Chili, a soul satisfying Chicken Tetrazzini, a delicious Mexican Soup, and a Roast Chicken that will make your house smell like heaven.
This Chicken Tetrazzini is pretty much comfort food at it’s best! Who wouldn’t want to come home to a big serving of pasta with chicken, mushrooms, peas, wine, cream, and bread crumbs? I’m in. Like, all in on this one.View Recipe
This soup is pretty much Taco Tuesday in a bowl. Check out this delicious Mexican Soup loaded with flavor and topped with crispy tortilla strips, cheese, and maybe a squeeze of lime.View Recipe
I never hear complaints when my kids sit down to a big bowl of Turkey Chili. This chili is packed with ground turkey and kidney beans. I put out bowls filled with sour cream, chips, lime wedges, and cheese and let the kids go to town with the toppings.View Recipe
Is there anything better than the smell of Roast Chicken? My Roast Chicken one of the easiest dinners around and so incredibly satisfying. The meat is moist and flavorful and the crispy skin is amazing. Leftovers can be used in taquitos, salads, or just cold out of the fridge.View Recipe