On gloomy, grey winter weekends, where the sun hides behind blankets of clouds, I let myself hide under cloud-like blankets. I leisurely sip my coffee and open a million tabs (give or take) while catching up on my growing list of newsletters. At some point, I meander to the kitchen to make a pot of oatmeal or stock. If I haven’t left my apartment by sunset, so be it. Winter weekends are meant to be spent indoors.

The best stay-at-home recipes are soups and stews and roasts and beans. The ones that take hours to simmer or braise, building layers and layers of flavor. I feel justified in spending an afternoon on my couch (reading) if I’m also being productive (making a meal). My favorite low-and-slow recipe is my mom’s red beans and rice—but there are loads of options for anyone looking for a weekend project. Here, we’ve gathered 16 of our favorites.

Super Simple Glazed Ham
Super Simple Glazed Ham by Kayb
Vegan Gumbo with Beans and Greens
Vegan Gumbo with Beans and Greens by Emily Horton
Turkish Slow-Cooked Beef and Vegetable Stew (Güveç)
Turkish Slow-Cooked Beef and Vegetable Stew (Güveç) by Food52
Split Pea Soup for a Winter's Day
Split Pea Soup for a Winter's Day by Burnt Offerings
Pastrami
Pastrami by Michael Anthony
Braised Oxtail with Butter Beans
Braised Oxtail with Butter Beans by Mas Appetit
Balsamic-Braised Lamb Shanks
Balsamic-Braised Lamb Shanks by Cara Nicoletti
Pollo e Peperoni (Chicken with Tomatoes and Red Peppers)
Pollo e Peperoni (Chicken with Tomatoes and Red Peppers) by Emiko

What do you make on those cold, dreary days? Share your favorite winter weekend recipe below!