Snow day! What are you cooking???

The northeast is expect a big storm, incase you didn't hear!!! I typically use these days to cook things that have lots of steps. But my freezer is full of my go to foods already. Looking to hear your favorite snow day cooking projects to get me inspired.

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  • January 25, 2015
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nashama
nashama January 25, 2015

I have a bag of bacon ends (newly acquired from a freezer sale at a local butcher) headed for split pea soup tomorrow. You?

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy January 25, 2015

I am going to be making a chili, along the lines of Rick Bayless's Frontera's Award Winning Chili (http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/fronteras-award-winning-chili/). But I think I will experiment with the recipe a little and add a twist or two. I will bake a bread, and if it still snows on Wednesday, maybe I will have time to take a stab at baked semolina gnocchi. Yay to the snowstorm!

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kimhw
kimhw January 25, 2015

Both very yummy. But I'm looking for those 30 step recipes that are constantly hands-on, therefore we just don't make them recipes. Cassoulet, short rib ravioli.....

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy January 25, 2015

In that case, this was my weekend project over the holidays http://www.threelittlehalves.com/2014/12/poor-mans-christmas-rich-mans-christmas.html

Nancy
Nancy January 26, 2015

If you have ingredients, space and (for canning) equipment, make pickles and preserves. If you have access to shopping, try cabbage (for kimchi) and oranges (for marmalade).

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Jenny Maria
Jenny Maria January 26, 2015

In Denmark we selvom have snowstorms but I would go for something from momofuku milkbar cookbook

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caninechef
caninechef January 26, 2015

Not what you asked, but the smell of bread baking always reminds me of being snowed in. The only time my mother ever made bread was during major storms.

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Meaghan F
Meaghan F January 26, 2015

Potstickers! Using up all the random small portions of meat in my freezer. Also chocolate chip cookies, because you don't need a reason for chocolate chip cookies.

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Panfusine
Panfusine January 26, 2015

Potatoes potatoes potatoes! and plenty of masala chai!

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creamtea
creamtea January 26, 2015

If I can tear myself away from this website, I'll put up a jar of Moroccan cured lemons... :)

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Isabella A
Isabella A January 26, 2015

Kouign Amann! Or something else crazy and laminated; possibly the nutella morning buns from Lady and Pups.

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ChezHenry
ChezHenry January 26, 2015

Beef shortribs, braised. Jam tarts. Oatmeal for bfast.

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Healthline
Healthline January 26, 2015

Nothing warms you up like a slow cooked pot roast! The potatoes and parsnips in this recipe are a great touch: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/slow-cooked-pot-roast

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EmFraiche
EmFraiche January 26, 2015

I must admit that, as a west-coaster, I've got a little bit of snow-envy right now. I'm day dreaming of spiced snack cake with coffee and braised meat with polenta.

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kimhw
kimhw January 26, 2015

Thanks everyone. Braised short ribs and coq au bin, beef stew and chicken vegetable soup, meatballs and sauce are my typical staples. A snow day wouldn't be complete without a few different breads. The smell is intoxicating. I'm going with a few simple variations on poor mad/rich mans Christmas, bread and stocking the freezer with caramelized onions ( the best started for so many dishes). Plus homemade kahlua and starting lemoncello.
I LOVE snow days.

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy January 26, 2015

Wow, I so wish to be you at this moment! I cannot wait to wake up tomorrow to the quiet city -- it is one of a kind feeling when everything stops and you actually hear the silence in New York.

Michele
Michele January 26, 2015

My usual was always beef stroganoff or stew - something warm and comforting. This year unlike other years we are going with homemade macaroni and cheese, prosecco and blueberry cheese blintzes. Don't ask, but is will hit the spot after hours of snow blowing.

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keg72
keg72 January 26, 2015

Chicken pot pie, French onion soup, lemon squares, oatmeal cookies and deep dish pizza are on the menu/agenda today/tomorrow. Cozy, comforting food....

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Bevi
Bevi January 27, 2015

Meyer Lemon marmalade, Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup, Chicken Piccata.

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madcow19
madcow19 February 2, 2015

Quinoa tabbouleh (again) and chicken chili.

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creamtea
creamtea February 2, 2015

A quick soup from leftover roast chicken, canned chickpeas, chicken stock and odds and ends from the vegetable drawer...

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