During the winter in Southern California, it’s nice to cozy up and enjoy some much-needed downtime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the gourmet kitchen in your new Brookfield Residential home and warm it up with the delicious smells of your seasonal favorites. With that in mind, we’ve gathered a few recipes that are sure to delight when winter calls for comfort food.
You’ll want to get that slow cooker ready because this mac and cheese recipe is an all-time favorite that will have the whole family wanting seconds. Have it as a dish on its own or with one of these healthy winter salads. You could even enjoy it as a side to this delicious roast chicken leg recipe for a well-rounded and winter-inspired meal.
Soup is nice, but nothing says coziness like a warm bowl of chili. It pairs great with a Sunday football game or a Friday night Netflix binge. Whether or not you have a secret family recipe for this classic winter dish, there are plenty of ways to make it your own. It’s easy to spice it up or fill it with veggies to skew on the healthy side. Don’t forget the toppings! A fully-loaded chili with all the fixings is Insta-worthy and a real winter crowd-pleaser.
Finally, bring on the dessert! We recommend balancing all that filling comfort food with lighter treats for the perfect finale to your Southern California winter meal. Try combining sweet and savory with these sugar cookies that are anything but basic. Frost them with a light vanilla frosting and top them off with cranberries or figs and a touch of fresh rosemary.
Or just heat up the hot cocoa and grab a few of those leftover Christmas cookies for a simple treat everyone can enjoy. Whatever recipes you choose, we hope they’ll bring seasonal flair and color to all the winter meals you enjoy in your new Brookfield Residential home.