Lunchbox Lucy: Winter Recipes

When I think of winter, I think of mittens and scarves, food that makes my tummy warm and happy … basically warm things. Now Texas winter hasn’t been too cold yet but these can still be enjoyed on a chilly or even warm day. It’s been a while since I’ve done an installment so join me for this month’s Lunchbox Lucy featuring winter recipes!
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, dividedCooking Classy
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced (2 cups)
4 garlic cloves, to taste, minced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can HUNT’S Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz) can HUNT’S Crushed Tomatoes
2 1/2 Tbsp HUNT’S Tomato Paste
1 3/4 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 lasagna noodles, broken into bite size pieces (6.5 oz)
1 1/4 cups shredded KRAFT Mozzarella Cheese (5 oz)
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese (2 oz)
8 oz ricotta cheese

The Stay at Home Chef

2 1/2 cups milk
4 cinnamon sticks
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp vanilla
7 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups heavy cream (or half and half for a light version)
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg
The Cafe Sucre Farine3 cups sugar
¾ cup butter
⅔ cup half & half*
1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme**
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 6 ounces
3 tablespoons red food coloring (I use liquid)