Well, once again Mother Nature is getting moody. She just can't seem to find the right temperature and conditions, she continues to flip-flop from warm to cold, wet to dry, windy to calm, and everything in between.


It's Oklahoma we're used to it, but it doesn't mean we like it. We're literally the only state in the Union that can have all 4 seasons and a monsoon in a day. Don't like the weather, give it a minute it'll change.

The loaded baked potato is an Oklahoma cold-weather favorite

close-up of a baked potato served with sour cream in foil
George Doyle

Today is going to be pretty cold outside with a high of around 34 degrees or so. This morning it was freezing at 30 degrees and it's just now starting to get a little warmer out of doors. With all the cold weather predicted in the forecast, I'm working out dinner plans and what cold-weather comfort foods I'll be making.

Stew is the perfect cold-weather comfort food. What's your favorite? Take the poll below

Lamb stew served in the white bowls

Everyone's got a favorite what's yours? I think tonight I'll be making stew. It's the perfect cold-weather dinner in my opinion and the entire family enjoys it. Sure you can eat stew, chili, grilled cheese with tomato soup, loaded baked potatoes, and breakfast food anytime, regardless of what Mother Nature's up to.

It's the holy grail of cold weather comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich


But for whatever reason, they always seem to taste better and I seem to crave them more when it's cold outside. Eating homemade stew in the summer isn't nearly as good as when it's wintertime. Now chili is a totally different matter altogether. I like it anytime, but when it's cold outside it gives it that little extra bit of flavor. Same for breakfast food, loaded baked potatoes and grilled cheese with tomato soup. Those are my all-time favorites when it's cold. So what is your all-time favorite cold-weather comfort food? Take the poll:

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