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10 recipes for the snowed-in

February 1, 2011

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Emily permalink*
    February 1, 2011 10:45 am

    Mmm, I love all of these recipes or would love to try them.

    Although after walking into work today, the first thing on my agenda is the following recipe:
    1. Prepare mise en place of short sleeve t-shirts, summer skirts and bathing suits.
    2. Mix ingredients together on a large bed.
    3. Move mixture to large suitcase and place in taxi cab trunk for approximately 1 hour, or until taxi has reached airport.
    4. Add in one plane ticket. You can use a plane ticket to any location, but I find San Diego works well.
    5. Place ticket and suitcase and yourself in jumbo jet for 6 hours.
    6. Remove yourself and other items from jumbo jet and begin thawing.
    7. Never look back.

  2. Barbara Stoops permalink
    February 1, 2011 2:56 pm

    Yummmy…plenty of good ideas here. I made Emily’s recipe 30 years ago and liked it so much I decided to just keep enjoying it…year after gloriously temperate year.

  3. Sarah permalink
    February 2, 2011 10:40 am

    This is so timely! I’m trying Chicken Pot Pie right away and moving through the list. Thanks girls. 🙂

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