Generously sauced pasta Get the recipe: Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti
Using ground beef instead of stir-fry beef keeps the cost down. Day-old rice works best, so if you can, cook it in advance. Cost: $3.25/serving Get the recipe: Beef and Broccoli Fried Rice
Baking these pies in ramekins makes serving a breeze and ensures that everyone gets their fair share of rich, meaty sauce and crispy mashed potatoes. Cost: $4.95/serving Get the recipe: Mini Shepherd's Pies with Roasted Carrot and Tomato Salad
Twice-baked potatoes are transformed into a nourishing main with the addition of colourful veggies and gooey Cheddar. It's easier to remove the flesh while the potatoes are warm, so use a small spoon (such as a teaspoon) to scoop them as soon as they're cool enough to handle. Cost: $2.85/serving Get the recipe: Loaded Broccoli and Cheddar Potatoes with Tossed Salad
A hearty mushroom filling adds elegance to boneless skinless chicken breasts, giving you more bang for your grocery buck. To avoid overcooking broccoli, drain while it's still a touch underdone—it'll keep cooking as it sits. Cost: $5.85/serving Get the recipe: Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Lemon Broccoli
For a winter boot, this option from Bogs is surprisingly stylish. They’re constructed with 7mm Neo-Tech waterproof insulation and comes with a fleece lining for warmth and comfort. Available in dark green, black and grey and you can be assured that this pair is comfort rated to -50°C.
Fashion meets function with this design. This leather ankle boot is warm and stylish for a described winter snow boot. Available in cognac, dark brown, navy and black. Made in Canada specifically for our diverse weather conditions. And always waterproof.
The 1460 Women's Smooth Leather Lace Up Boot is a classic Dr. Martens boot. Its original 8 eyes tie up, smooth durable leather, grooved sides, yellow stitching and the iconic comfortable air-cushioned insole. Available in black, white, cherry and purple smooth leather.
This elegant ECCO Modtray Women's High-Cut Water-Repellent boot, features a double zipper with one on each side, allowing for easy on and off. Treated with HYDROMAX® technology to help keep feet dry and it's sure to get plenty of use during our cold-weather months.
ECCO Modtray Women's High-Cut Water-Repellent Double Zip Boot, $320, ca.Ecco.com
Take on icy trails with this Women’s Original Tall Snow Boot. Handcrafted with a fleece lining, hydroguard waterproof membrane and an innovative Ortholite footbed. Comfort and support you can depend on. Head out and stride through the snow in warmth and style.
Comfortable ankle booties this season are a must – especially ones like these with weightless construction. The Blondo Rio Waterproof Bootie can get you anywhere beautifully. Available in black patent leather and black eco leather. This boot features waterproof materials with sealed seams, ultra-comfortable insulated linings and non-slip traction outsoles.
Naturalizer Blondo Rio Waterproof Bootie, $160, naturalizer.ca
One of the things that sets Olang apart, is its Vibram Arctic Grip outsole. This advanced cold weather grip system is designed for harsh weather conditions using unique polymer blend without added metal components for unprecedented grip on wet ice. That, alongside waterproofing, a wool lining and OLANTEX breathable insulating film and you’ve got a made-for-anything winter boot.
Pajar Canada has introduced the luxe 10-inch Valentina pull-on alpine boot with inside zip, expertly crafted with quilted nylon and man-made nubuck. Warm fuzzy fleece lining and a padded cushy insole add to the cold-weather comfort of a chic yet utilitarian boot. Available in black and charcoal iron. The signature Pajar Canada ICE-GRIPPER¨ thermal rubber traction lug sole will get you through icy streets in style.
Pajar Valentina, $235, pajar.com
Available in curry, black and quarry, this resilient boot can be worn with everything from snow pants to jeans. It will elevate your outfit and keep you cozy with features like OutDry waterproof construction, 100g insulation for superior warmth, and a soft microfleece lining. Finished with an ultra-comfortable EVA footbed and a grippy rubber sole, it's the one you want in your winter wardrobe.
Sorel Women's Tivoli IV Tall Boot, $200, sorelfootwear.ca
Designed with quality and comfort in mind, these women's waterproof boots are trimmed with faux fur and feature a two-part flex insole, cushioned midsole, and lightweight OrthoLite® footbed. Plus, they're made with responsibly sourced leather and linings. Available in medium grey, black, medium brown and olive nubuck.
With a range of high-tech benefits and a new design created specifically for movement, Ugg has revised their best seller to perform in even harsher conditions. Available in chestnut and black, this waterproof Adirondack III Boot features an outsole designed to stay flexible in freezing temperatures and supply comfort and warmth with 200g insulation, DryTech Technology, weather rated to -32˚C