The depths of February call for blanket forts, mugs of hot cocoa, and incredibly cozy recipes. We’re talking comfort food that will bring back memories of your own childhood — whether or not you actually make a fort (although we highly recommend it).
From breakfast to late-night snacks, we've got tasty ideas that will keep you snuggled up with your pillows and quilts all day long.
Is there anything more comforting than a steaming bowl of baked potato soup? It's a hearty post-sledding lunch, but it also makes an equally good choice for movie night.
The best way to make chicken pot pie even more decadent is to swap out the flaky pastry crust with a buttery biscuit topping. This is a dinner made for staying in. As a bonus, you can bake them in individual ramekins.
Slow-cooker recipes are made for blanket fort days. Prep the ingredients while the kids are gathering fort-building supplies, and you can have a delicious meal ready at the end of a day of lounging.
Popcorn is the obvious afternoon snack for blanket fort living. But why not make it extra special and make a batch of caramel popcorn? This recipe, made in the microwave, is so easy you'll wonder why you haven't tried it before.
Chicken noodle soup isn't just for sick days. It's also the perfect comforting recipe for lazy days spent at home watching movies and reading books.
What is it about roll-ups that make them so much more fun to eat than regular lasagna? Maybe it's the easy individual portions that you can customize if you like. Whatever the reason, we bet your family will gobble these up.
Even if you aren't from Minnesota, you can still savor this rich soup, with it's flavorful broth, caramelized mushrooms, and hearty wild rice.
While this might be called a breakfast casserole, we'll happily eat it at any meal. Think of it like a savory bread pudding that you can customize with whatever vegetables you might have in the fridge. Even better, you can assemble it the night before and bake it fresh in the morning. Snowy days call for all-day fort lounging, so start it off right with this bake.
No day in the blanket fort would be complete without chocolate chip cookies. Start with this basic recipe, and add your own twists, like peanut butter chips, dried cherries, or sea salt.
For the blanket fort that lasts into the next day, serve up a breakfast to remember with the perfect French toast recipe.
(Image credits: Faith Durand; Emma Christensen; Nealey Dozier; Christine Han; Dana Velden)