Might be a little late, but I like hamburger stew for cold nights.
1 lb ground meat
1 onion (and some garlic if you like)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 box beef broth
1 tomato can of water
1 bay leaf
.5 to 1 c. macaroni or other pasta
1 bag frozen mixed veggies (I like peas, carrots, and corn)
1. Cook onion and burger till meat is browned, drain
2. Add tomatoes, broth and a can of water to the pot and bring to a boil with bay leaf.
3. Add macaroni and cook dill almost done (time depends on the pasta)
4. Add bag of veggies and return to a boil until pasta is to your liking.