Split pea soup is a great example of pure comfort food. There is nothing better on a cold, rainy day than a bowl of this soup. It will hold for at least a week in the fridge and for several months in the freezer. So go ahead make a big batch.
Braised Short Ribs are super easy and can be made at least a day in advance. Just refrigerate the ribs in the braising liquid and gently reheat. They can be served with grits, polenta, mashed potatoes or simply with your favorite root vegetables.
This "pie" is really more of an assemblage of steaming hot chili atop a bed of crisp corn chips, topped with grated cheese, tomatoes and green onions. A festive winter dish for the Tex-Mex lover in your family.