Sunday, January 23, 2011

Staying Warm in Frigid Fargo: African Peanut Stew

To live in Fargo, one must be warm blooded...and creative. Especially if you aren't necessarily warm blooded (like myself). If you find your toes stinging, or numb, your nose drippy, but too frozen to know it, and your mittens molded to the shape of your fingers due to wearing them from morning to evening (and all while inside your home), then you're in need of some cozy recipes.

Today the wind chill was -38F. It was a must to become creative as I was experiencing all of the symptoms above (even with the thermostat set at 68 degrees F). I made this delectable African Peanut Stew, and only added some water as it was quite thick and rich right away. With a side of crispy bread, my husband and I found this was just the solution we needed tonight.

Good for bringing your core temperature up!

At the moment we sit by the fireplace with our belly's full of warm stew and crispy bread. The cat's sleeping next to the heat banister, and my sweet baby girl is in my lap loving the vibrant colors of the computer screen. My next task is to feed baby girl and then put on a pot of water for some sweet Chai tea.

Have I mentioned that I really love winter? It must help to have a cozy home and adorable family...and warm woolen socks. Praise the Lord for all these good things!

Here's to those in need of some warmth from your brain to your stomach to your toes! Enjoy. :)

Your friend,
Lindsay Kate  xo!

PS. I'm back and hoping to be more consistent with blogging! Sweet Evelyn is a delight to our little family. I love being her mummy!


Nicole Jennings said...

Oooh, that soup looks yummy! It's not exactly -38 below here...but, at least it's cool enough to wear a sweater! Love you!

Erika said...

Yummy! Can I have some!?! I have a love/hate relationship with winter...I love the snow, love the coziness of it, but it gets to a point where it's too much. And, -38 windchill is too much :) But, it's still so cozy....have fun bundling and cuddling :)