Winter

22 Snow Day Cooking and Baking Projects (or How to Weather the Storm)

January 26, 2015

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 

Today: The best way to weather a storm? Just keep cooking.  

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Whether you call it a superstorm, a blizzard, or just Juno, by now everyone on the east coast is well aware that a whole lot of snow is coming our way. This may mean that you won't be going in to work tomorrow, or that your kids -- full of snow day-adrenaline -- will be heading home early from school this afternoon and not going back until who knows when. 

Sure, the snow might throw a wrench in your plans, but what could be better than being told to stay warm at home with family and friends? It's the perfect opportunity to tackle those cooking and baking projects on your list. Inspired by our community's snow day undertakings, here are 22 more ways to weather the storm this week: 

For some quiet time over the stove (and what to hunker down with for dinner tonight):

 

For an all-hands-on-deck project:

 

For making something from scratch that you usually only buy:

 

For breakfast all week:

 

For when the kids come inside:

What do you like to make when you're snowed in? Tell us in the comments!

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11 Comments

Nancy January 28, 2015
That is so funny! When I saw the heading I immediately thought "macarons!" since I've been on a macaron baking binge for the last few weeks. Great minds do think alike!
 
LL January 28, 2015
I always make a giant batch of wontons or dumplings. When it's this cold, just stick them outside to freeze, and then bag them up for wonton soup later down the road
 
ehamp January 27, 2015
So, I did the babka and chicken stock but also did some vanilla ice cream and made some blueberry sauce for it. Putting the ice cream mixture into a ziplock and throwing it into the snow cools it as fast as can be.
 
jamcook January 27, 2015
I always baked bread with my kids on snow days. It smells and tastes so good and warms up the whole house .
 
Cassie B. January 27, 2015
This is the best! My work had a snow day, even though the blizzard turned out to be only a few inches near me. But I'm not complaining. About to start on that Chocolate Babka!!! Hopefully I can restrain myself from eating the whole thing...
 
ehamp January 26, 2015
That's so weird, I made chicken stock today and I'm making chocolate babka tomorrow
 
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Julie M. January 27, 2015
We're on the same page!
 
tinaco January 26, 2015
Soup, soup and more soup... Chicken vegetable, and curried cauliflower...
 
M January 26, 2015
Homemade croissants! Just make sure you have sticks and sticks of butter on hand. I highly recommend the recipe in the Tartine cookbook and if the snow is really deep go all out and make the almond croissants. I am kind of envious of those you who get to hunker down.
 
Allyn January 26, 2015
Ramen, bolognese, red lentil dal… something I can make a big batch of and eat for a few days, and makes my home smell amazing.
 
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Julie M. January 26, 2015
We're with you. Sounds great!