I've been thinking a lot about winter camping lately, and since the snow is falling pretty good around the country, I thought it might be good to get a thread going on everyone's favorite winter backpacking/snow camping foods.
Carrying and preparing foods in the winter is both a luxury and a curse for me. Of course, you've got readily available refrigeration, making it easy to carry some fresh foods that are OK to freeze, but on the other hand, you've got to put a lot of effort into making water for anything dehydrated. For those of us running wood stoves, you've got a great source of heat for both cooking and comfort- which makes some meals much easier to prepare.
I'll start off by saying some of my favorite meals that I have shared with people out winter camping have tended to be big pots of soup and chilli, prepared at home and transported to camp frozen, to be reheated/thawed in a big pot on the stove. There is a seafood store in Portland that sells pre-packaged salmon chowder, which you combine with cream and heat up, and when coupled with a nice loaf of sourdough bread makes for a really great dinner.
Another staple is an ample supply of home made chocolate chip cookies, heated over the stove and enjoyed in the morning with coffee, and in the evening with hot chocolate.