well...warm / hot foods are what come to mind in the cooler seasons, but I'm curious to know what others grew up with. soups were a mainstay...and I'm a real fan of soup...except cream of tomato soup. blech!Sounds like you are after the warm/hot foods of winter.
One we picked up while in Australia was mulled wine. When done wrong it’s terrible, but when done right it is great to sip on a cold night.
a nice root veggie soup sounds both hearty and delicious!