For some, winter means hitting the slopes or snowmobile trails in pursuit of outdoor adventure. For others, it means hibernating and simply surviving until spring. Whether you’re a snow bunny or homebody this winter, The Blend is a great way to make the most of it.
The days of vibrant berries and garden vegetables may have faded away with fall, but the produce section is still brimming with the earthy tones of hearty winter veggies like potatoes, squash and celery. As it turns out, The Blend gets along great with these seasonal stars. In fact, the winter veggie-Blend combo makes for insanely delicious dishes.
Here are a few of our favorite pairings to help you make the most of winter:
Mushrooms are grown indoors, making them abundant and available year-round, even in the winter. Mushrooms stuffed with a zesty sausage blend makes an impressive appetizer or satisfying snack.
Sweet potatoes are already easy to love, but when filled with turkey-mushroom barbecue blended goodness, they’re straight-up irresistible. This easy meal is so simple and satisfying, you’ll be left sparkling like the sun on the snow.
Traditional chili is a cherished and trusted comfort food. Blended chili is even better. Add some Mexican zest, refreshing toppings, pile it all on a baked potato, and you’ve got yourself a winter winner.
Carrots are cool weather champs as well as affordable residents of the frozen food aisle. Frozen carrots and peas come to life with a seasoned turkey-mushroom blend and hearty mashed potatoes in this comforting shepherd’s pie.
The subtle flavors of acorn squash are spruced up with a flavorful blend of Italian sausage, mushrooms, rice, apples and aromatic herbs in this unforgettable seasonal appetizer.
A good, hearty breakfast hash is an easy way to work in winter veggies while enjoying the umami-packed flavors of eggs, cheese and an Italian sausage-mushroom blend.
Nothing transports you back to childhood like a good ol’ Sloppy Joe. Add some crunch and zip to the classic with pickled cabbage made right at home with red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
These recipes will put a little extra pep in your step this winter and not only because they taste good. When you add mushrooms to your meat, you can also add vitamin D*, which is a key component of winter survival.
*Some mushroom growers expose their mushrooms to UV light during the growing process, which increases the overall vitamin D content (look for specially marked packs).