As most of you know, the DFW area had a major ice storm over the weekend. We are just now finally starting to thaw out. The sun came out for the first time in almost a week today and melted quite a bit of ice, but there is still plenty of it left. Most of the roads are clear, but there are still a few trouble spots left. The problem is that we still have temps below freezing at night, so some of what does melt, refreezes overnight. It’s supposed to be a little warmer and sunny again tomorrow, so hopefully that will help take care of what is left. We’ve been getting a little restless being stuck inside for much of the last 4 days, so I can’t wait to get out today!
Nothing beats soup and chili on a freezing cold night, and I made both during the ice storm. This soup will warm you right up. It has plenty of healthy vegetables and tastes delicious! I used a mild Italian sausage for this, but you could also use a sweet or hot Italian sausage. Confession: I didn’t actually measure the amount of water I used, so 2 cups is just a guesstimate. I’d start with a cup, then add more until you reach your desired soupiness.
What are your favorite chilly weather dishes? What is the weather like where you are?