This afternoon I set to and made a Lancashire hotpot just the thing for this weather. Here is the recipe if you want to try it I can recommend it .
This is the recipe of the very talented actress and singer Jane Horrocks not only star of Little Voice and Absolutely Fabulous
but an aclaimed stage actress and published author.

2 large red onions, chopped 3 medium carrots, chopped 1 turnip, chopped
900g/2lb best end of neck of lamb chops, or cubed leg of lamb
1 bay leafsalt and freshly ground black pepper
8 x 2.5cm/1in thick slices black pudding
900g/2lb potatoes, sliced into 5mm/¼in thick slices
570ml/1 pint hot lamb stock 55g/2oz butter, melted
Preparation method
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Place the red onions, carrots and turnips into a heavy-based lidded casserole dish. Add the lamb and bay leaf and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Cover the lamb and vegetables with the black pudding slices followed by a layer of potato slices, overlapping the slices to completely cover the lamb, vegetables and black pudding.
Add the hot stock to the casserole and brush the potatoes with melted butter.
Cover the casserole and place in the oven to cook for about two hours. After two hours remove the lid and cook for another 30-45 minutes, until the potatoes are crisp and golden-brown.
Take the casserole dish to the table and serve.