Thank you everyone for the kind words, I am honored to be chosen in a month that had so very many great dishes submitted and what a topic for so many that are experiencing colder weather! @kaneohegirlinaz set a new bar for what it means to host this challenge! It was really great to see the level of participation that was had, a warm welcome to the new participants as well!
I was a little surprised by this.. so I am pondering what would be a fun challenge for February, @teamfat listed some great ideas, so I am going through those as well. With the long history the monthly challenge has had and so many great topics it's going to be tough! I will get something decided by this evening.