With the cold weather, staying/getting warm is the order of the day. Hot beverages, soups, and stews warm us up and give us the fuel to help maintain it. A large mug of hot Tomato soup can really hit the spot. That Crock Pot Beef Stew that you started early in the morning, gets high praise when dinner time rolls around.
Preparation is the key and it begins at the grocery store when you pre plan ahead and buy flower, or a special cut/s of meat or those family favorite vegetables. Good meals can be quick and easy if one just thinks ahead. Instead of cold sandwiches, you could be serving Sloppy Joes or a great Pasta dish.
Also. one pan/pot meals can cut down on the clean up work as well. Many sites have great simple recipes that while being easy, will get you high praise from your hungry crowd. Some of the best can be found on trusted sites like Campbells, Kraft, Hormel, and others.