Snowstorm on Saturday...what to cook?
We're suppose to be getting a bad storm here on Saturday. I'm going to stock up on Friday. Any suggestions on what to cook on a cold winter day when no one will be leaving the house?
I love stew on cold days(we don't get enough of them in Arizona by the way!). Both smelling it in the house all day and finally sitting down to the hearty warm deliciousness!
My sister had bought some pumpkin ale for us try at my parents house back in the fall....and I've been using it to make beef stew that my family loves. In the dredging flour I add a little cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to complement the ale. Toss in some carrots, onions, potatoes and turnips...i've made this three times in the last couple months because they keep asking for it!
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How about a turkey or something that will keep the oven going all day. Brisket takes a couple hours. Plenty of leftovers, too.
Don't forget about baking... not a bad way to pass the time.
I totally agree - a thick hearty soup (or chili, if you and yours are into that) and homemade bread, which is a great project on a day like that. I like Tyler Florence's homemade baguette -- easy, delicious. For soup -- cream of mushroom, creamy pumpkin bisque, maybe the cashew chicken chile I linked below.
If you feel like it, a cold day is perfect for whipping up a big batch of stock, and the whole house will smell delicious.
If anyone will be out playing in the snow (or shovelling!) --How about getting stuff to make Mexican hot chocolate in the afternoon, maybe served with lemon squares or blondies or World Peace Cookies?
World Peace Cookies
Chicken Cashew Chili (with *chocolate*
I'm a big fan of polenta when it's cold, topped with some kind of thick stew (I usually do an eggplant ragout, but you can do whatever).
I also like pho-ish soups or roasted veggies with poached eggs on top.