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Chickpea Chili is the perfect pairing to winter weather.

For those of you who follow Farmers Almanac predictions, February should bring us some of that cold white stuff — snow. I have a friend who enlightens me of the various snow advisories she reads, and she’s mostly right.

For these reasons, I’m gathering my cold winter foods, girding my arsenal of food weaponry, and preparing to do battle with these possible outcomes heading our way.

Janet McCormick is the author of “10-Minute Meals.” She lives in Lawrence County, Ohio. She can be reached at 304-654-2003 or

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