This snow storm is probably the biggest one I've witnessed since living in Oklahoma. Treacherous ice is typically our forte, so seeing blizzard warnings is honestly a tad bizarre. It isn't so much the snowfall, it's the WIND. The snow doesn't even have a chance to fall before it gets pushed all over the place by the heaving gusts. My family is from New England, so I know they are used to these kinds of storms, but here in the southern Midwest, it's a little scary!
So, thankfully, my husband is home from work and the kiddos are tucked in bed and the electricity is still on. Which means: Time to COOK!
My Menu for this storm includes:
Homemade chicken and noodle soup (I'm making my own chicken stock for the first time and it smells heavenly!), chili in a bread bowl, and white chicken chili. When I think cold, I think crock-pot. Of course, I had to make sure that my menu was also stovetop-compatable, in case we lose power (we have a gas range). I'm also planning big breakfasts (sausage, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, eggs, pancakes, etc.) and lazy lunches like toasted pita bread stuffed with banana, honey, and peanut butter. I guess I really want my family to be WARM, and this food all says WARM to me! Ooo, and a good cup of hot coco or coffee. Yum.
So, friends, what does your menu look like when you look out the windows and see white? Or, if you see white all the time during the winter months, what are your favorite comfort foods?
Have a lovely day!