Whether it's a warm drink, something nice and warm in a bowl, or something sugary to make you feel better... When it's cold outside there's nothing better than your favorite comfort foods and drinks. Just a few that come to mind immediately when the thermometer dips below 45 in West Texas include:

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HOT CHOCOLATE

Homemade spicy hot chocolate with cinnamon
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Doesn't matter if it's mom's recipe, instant from the box, or even the adult version with a little schnapps added--there's nothing better on a chilly day than that hot mug of deliciousness in your hands.

OATMEAL

Oatmeal porridge
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Just add the maple and brown sugar, a little smattering of butter, and a touch of milk--and this lovely bowl of goodness will warm you up on a chilly day.

CREAM OF WHEAT

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Always my second choice when there's no oatmeal in the cupboard--Cream of Wheat with milk and sugar is a great fallback when there are no oats to sew.

COFFEE

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That's a tough one for me because I love iced coffee so much more than hot coffee--but so many people go for it as is evidenced by any coffee shop Drive-Thru line in Midland or Odessa any and all times of the day.

CHILI

Chili and cornbread
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There are so many versions and concoctions of chili out there--beans, no beans, hot, mild... And as heard on The Gwen and Gunner Morning Show--Sour Cream is a wonderful additive in addition to cheese and onions..... THE perfect comfort food on a cold day!

CHICKEN POT PIE

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Nothing says COMFORT like the heartiness of a Chicken Pot Pie. It warms you to the core on a chilly day.

MASHED POTATOES

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DENIO RIGACCI
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Gravy, No Gravy--whatever. Warm, light, fluffy, and tasty... And comforting.

CREAM OF POTATO SOUP

Broccoli Cheese Soup With Cream And Red Leicester.
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Or pretty much ANY creamy soup that's nice and warm... Fills you up and warms you up to that cozy all-over feeling on a cold day.

Feel free to add yours to this list in the comments below and share so your friends can too!!!

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