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    21 Reasons To Never Go Outside Again

    Never again k baiiiiiiiii.

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    1. You get to stay inside all day making things like BEEF STEW.

    Serve right out of some rustic pot you found at a flea market alongside some mashed potatoes for bonus cozy points. Find the recipe here.

    2. And Indian-spiced CHICKEN STEW.

    There are a lot of ingredients in this one, but don't let that intimidate you: Most of them are spices and pantry ingredients you likely have on hand. Recipe here.

    3. And KIMCHI STEW, master of restorative stews.

    Seriously, this shit will heal your soul. Recipe here.

    4. Also, it's POT ROAST season.

    So you can make things like this which take all day in the oven, simultaneously heating your apartment.

    5. Which means lots of BRISKETTTTTTTT.

    Maybe the easiest way to cook red meat *ever*. Recipe here.

    6. It is acceptable to eat POT PIES for literally any meal.

    Terrific news!!!!!!! Use store-bought puff pastry if you're really looking to double down on the butter factor. Recipe here.

    7. Holy shit MINI CHICKEN POT PIES.

    You complete me. Recipe for the perfect food here.


    ...and ever and ever. Recipe for butternut squash pot pies here.

    9. You can make every meal in your slow cooker, like this WHITE BEAN AND KALE STEW.

    With cheeeeeeeeeeese. Recipe here.

    10. And these SHORT RIBS.

    Kale optional. Recipe here.

    11. Even this TURKEY CHILI.

    There is beer in this chili, but be sure to save some for uh...warming yourself up. By drinking it. And getting drunk. Recipe for turkey and quinoa chili here.

    12. Actually, colder weather allows for endless consumption of all *kinds* of chili, like this one with SWEET POTATO + SAUSAGE.

    Stick with the recommended chorizo if you dig spicy things, or switch it up with something a little more mild. Find the recipe here.

    13. And this here SPICY BEAN CHILI.

    The perfect vegetarian chili. Recipe here.

    14. You're not going outside, so you have all the time in the world to perfect your knife skills so you can make these POTATOES.

    They are called "hasselback potatoes" and they are crispy and perfect and will bring you endless joy. Recipe here.

    15. Knife skills also come in handy for this gratin. Luckily, in winter it is acceptable to eat your favorite food group — CHEESY POTATOES — for every meal.

    If your knife skills are looking a little shabs, a mandolin is a great tool to have here. Recipe for six-ingredient potato gratin here.

    16. PORK SHOULDER is king, reigning over all of your cozy Saturdays until it's safe to go outside again.

    Like, in April. Recipe for pork shoulder ragù with polenta here.

    17. Which means you should make this GARLIC AND CITRUS MARINATED PORK which I would like to marry one day.

    Buy the fattiest cut of pork you can find and you will be rewarded greatly. Recipe for mojo-marinated pork should here.

    18. And also this MAPLE PULLED PORK.

    Which you can *obvs* make in a slow cooker, just don't forget to serve it with all those delightful juices poured over. Recipe here.

    19. You get to spend all your days pureeing your favorite vegetables into smooth, creamy SOUP.

    Like this gorgeous fennel and squash number. Recipe here.

    20. All hail CAULIFLOWER SOUP.

    Substitute the milk in this recipe with vegetable broth or even coconut milk and you've got yourself a *wonderful* vegan soup. Recipe here.

    21. You are even given the opportunity to rekindle your love for the classics, like this here BROCCOLI SOUP.

    Don't act like it's not your favorite soup. Recipe here.