10 recipes for the snowed-in
Half the country is either snowed in or stuck at home because of the frigid cold. But you still need to eat, so here are some recipe recommendations, some from our own humble blog and some from elsewhere.
1. Chicken Pot Pie – this can be made with ingredients from your pantry, and it’s filling & warm & delicious. For those without Bisquick, Jiffy’s all-purpose baking mix also works well.
2. Vegetable Cobbler – it’s like chicken pot pie but for the environmentally-conscious and animal-friendly among you
3. Lasagna al Forno – Warm food for the whole family & then some!
4. Navy Bean Curry – Again, for the vegetarians and those who are not currently infested with grain moths and incapable of keeping a good supply of beans in their cabinet.
5. Potato and Onion Galette – It’s highly likely you have potatoes & onions & flour & butter lying around and the rest you can improvise!
6. Scalloped Tomatoes – yummy and delicious and full of warmth.
7. Skillet Smashed Potatoes from 101Cookbooks – I tried this recipe a couple of years ago and loved it. Very easy, satisfying side dish. By “easy” I mean that it has few steps. Smashing the potatoes is a delicate art but the good thing is that if you mess up, who cares? You still have yummy potatoes.
8. Firecracker Cornbread from 101cookbooks – I made this in an iron skillet with frozen (but thawed) corn and it was delicious. Follow our recipe for home-made buttermilk and add a bit of lemon juice to regular milk and let stand for five minutes before using. Ok, every food blogger ever knows this trick, but we’re gonna own it anyway.
9. COOKIES – from Smitten Kitchen, because they are delicious and versatile and what kid home from school on a snow day doesn’t want cookies?
10. Bourbon Creamed Corn – because adults need something yummy on a snow day, too. I’ll warn you that this doesn’t thicken up all that much and I’ve been thinking of starting with a small roux next time I make this. But even with a thin sauce, this is delicious.