Warmer weather is on the way! And chances are, you’re probably already enjoying the spring sunshine. But there are some good things about winter—like its hearty comfort food. Close out the cold season with these warming dishes.
Crock Pot Chili [Dinners, Dishes and Desserts]
There’s nothing like a big bowl of chili to bring the cozy vibes on a chilly evening. This slow-cooker chili makes use of pantry staples like canned beans and crushed tomatoes, combined with ground beef (or turkey, if you have that on hand). Add everything to the crockpot with spices such as cumin, coriander, and, of course, chili powder, and then simply wait for dinner to be done!
Winter Vegetable Soup [A Beautiful Plate]
Spring may be known for its bounty, but the winter months also bring their fair share of fresh veggies. This colorful soup showcases a medley of them! Carrots, Yukon gold potatoes, and zucchini join forces with celery, onion, and tomatoes to create a hearty soup. Split red lentils add a punch of protein.
Beef and Vegetable Stew [Simple Seasonal]
When all else fails, this classic never will. Tender pieces of beef chuck star in the comfort food dish, alongside supporting players like potatoes, carrots, button mushrooms, and sweet onion. Combine these ingredients with beef broth and a few herbs and spices from your pantry, set the slow cooker, and go about your day until dinnertime.
If you’ve been looking forward to spring for months, great news: it’s finally here. Or at least, it’s almost here. The Spring Equinox falls tomorrow—earlier than it has in more than 100 years! In the northern part of the world, the equinox can fall any time from March 19th to the 21st, but it’s typically on the 20th or 21st.
What does this mean? Simply that we will start to enjoy longer days even earlier this year. The Spring Equinox is the longest day of the year, when the day and night are just about “equal.” And this happens all across the globe. To celebrate the Spring Equinox, consider rising with the sun tomorrow or push back dinner a bit so you can enjoy the sunset. What are you looking forward to the most about the spring season?Read More
This St. Paddy’s Day, experience the tastes of Ireland without the trip across the Atlantic at McGinty's Public House. Located right here in Silver Spring, McGinty’s has been serving traditionally inspired foods and drinks in the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub since 2006.
McGinty’s Public House offers an array of old Irish favorites, of course, including fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash. But they also have a wide range of other specialty dishes, including salads, burgers, and even spaghetti! Paired with a cocktail such as the “Irishman’s word” (Laphroaig scotch. luxcardo maraschino, green chartreuse, and lemon and lime juice) or “good tidings” (Tito's vodka, spiced rum, triple sec, homemade sour, and cranberry juice), you’re certainly in for a treat.
With menu options available for brunch, lunch, dinner, and more, it’s the perfect stop for a meal any time, but especially as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.Read More