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It's raining and all I want to do is cook..

There must be a correlation between rain and cooking..
Just made a wonderful breakfast..now, for lunch.

Do your cook more because its raining?

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  1. My wife pointed out to me several years ago that I cook less when it rains and more when it snows. She says I spend too much time jumping in the rain puddles with the grand kids.

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    1. re: RetiredChef

      Definite cook more when it snows unless I don't have enough ingredients for anything.

    2. Yup, raining inland, too, and I'm baking. I definitely love to cook when it's cool and wet out.

      1. Any type of weather event that keeps me from wanting to go outside (rain, snow, etc.) makes me want to cook. And more specifically, it makes me want to cook/bake carby things that I know I shouldn't be eating!

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        1. re: biondanonima

          Same here. We rarely get rain or cold weather. But, cold weather always has me baking. Especially bread.

          1. re: thymetobake

            Oh yes, there's nothing like a hot crusty loaf of bread with tons of butter on a rainy/cold day. I could live on that (with wine, of course) in the winter!

            1. re: biondanonima

              And nothing puts a smile on my husband's face more than coming home to the smell of fresh baked bread. I would do it for that and that alone. That look. lol Priceless.

        2. I'm with you. I even plan on "rainy day" foods after hearing that there is going to be a gloomy day on the weekend. It's a free pass to stay home and cook, when you might feel like you must be out and about and not cooking on good weather days.

          My Le Crueset 7 qt. must think that chilly, dreary weather is the bomb because that's when I fire her up. Pot roasts, short ribs, chickens, chili, soups...

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          1. re: Terrie H.

            I'm the same...when they forecast rain, the day before, I'm like a little squirrel, storing all my rain food items to make..

            I'm in Southern California, so rain is a not the norm..wish it was.

          2. I am so glad to know it's not just me! Those indoor days make me itch to bake something wonderful, and dinner usually becomes a much more complicated dish than I had originally planned.
            Whenever I tell DH that it's a blankie-and-book-on-the-couch-day, that lasts long enough for a quick read, a 10 minute power nap, and I'm off the couch and into the kitchen.