Best Winter Recipes to Keep Away the Cold

As winter continues, it becomes harder and harder find new ways to keep warm! To help make your winter that little bit warmer, we’ve found five of the best recipes to keep the cold away and bring a great sense of comfort to your senior apartments, even during the harshest of seasons.

1. Delicious Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken is a winter staple. Full of richness, this delicious winter-warmer will be sure to warm you up as you enjoy the delicious combination of flavours. This easy-to-follow recipe for apricot chicken is guaranteed to be an instant favourite and the recipe offers room for you to experiment to add your own flare. The succulent chicken and sweet apricots will be sure to please even the pickiest of grandkids on a cold winters’ night.

2. Succulent Lamb Stew

It wouldn’t be a true winter without stew! Here, Jamie Oliver provides an affordable and simple recipe for succulent lamb stew. This one takes a bit longer to get on the table, but it’s mostly oven time! The preparation for this lamb stew is extremely simple and involves minimal ingredients. Once the cooking is done, you’re left with a flavourful, melt-in-your-mouth lamb stew.

3. Baked Three-Cheese Macaroni

Probably one of the most recognised “comfort foods”, we couldn’t skip the classic Mac & Cheese. It’s almost certain you’ve got your own personal recipe perfected, but this delicious baked three-cheese macaroni brings some new flavours to the already delicious dish that will truly add to the comfort factor. This simple twist on a delicious classic is going to be your grandkids new favourite.

4. Warm Tomato Pasta Salad

We usually over-look salads when considering some great winter recipes, but that stops here! An easy meal to quickly throw together, warm tomato pasta salad is a go-to winter meal for those nights where you don’t really feel like cooking. Ready in less than 30 minutes, there’s no better salad to enjoy when the cold weather comes around. A simple, light, and easily customisable recipe, we’re sure that you’ll be enjoying this one many winters to come.

5. Hot Cocoa

To close off this list we’ve got the absolute greatest winter warmer. This chef-approved hot cocoa recipe—made with real chocolate rather than cocoa powder—creates mouth-watering cocoa, unlike any you’ve had before. Everybody has a bit of nostalgia for hot cocoa bringing warmth and comfort during the coldest of times, and this one’s worth practising if you’ve got grandkids coming to stay. Soon you’ll be known for making the best cocoa ever!

Enjoy These Winter Warmers in Our Albany Retirement Village

Settlers Retirement Village is a fantastic place for seniors to relax and enjoy retirement. Whether your hosting family, friends, or just having a quiet night alone, our beautiful apartments will provide a fantastic space for you to enjoy delicious meals with the people you love. Our lifestyle retirement villages have a range of services that mean you can save time and energy, to use on the things you love—like cooking delicious winter warmers!

If you’re looking to move into secure, high-quality accommodation, and a welcoming Auckland Lifestyle Village community, Settlers is the perfect choice for you. Get in touch with us to register your interest and arrange an in-person tour of our beautiful village.