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Davebassman

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Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 1:28 PM (permalink)
Looks like I'll be "snowed-in" at home tomorrow. Already completed my "panic" shopping and plan on making a pot of chili to last a day or two.
What do you prepare on "snow days"?
 
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    RKB

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    Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 1:39 PM (permalink)
    Soups. Potato soup is a favorite. Also I am overdue to make a sweet corn/clam  chowder. I just make a basic white clam chowder then stir in some sweet corn, frozen last summer. It is amazingly good. I may do that tomorrow.
     
    #2
      rumaki

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      Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 1:52 PM (permalink)
      Christmas cookies - regardless of the time of year -- and cocoa.
       
      I never have time to bake cookies during the runup to Christmas, so this is a good time to do it. 
       
      I went to college in Chicago and worked in Rochester, NY for a couple of years, so it takes a lot to keep me from going to work. That said,  I did this once or twice when I lived in Alexandria, VA, in the 1990s, when the roads were truly impassable and public transportation had ground to a halt. 
       
      We rarely have snow days in Minneapolis, of course, but the University of Minnesota canceled classes on January 27 because it was so cold, so I stayed home and baked. 
       
       
       
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        ScreamingChicken

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        Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 2:06 PM (permalink)
        I don't make anything particularly special but because I'll have a lot more time it'll be more like a Saturday or Sunday meal.  Maybe something on the rotisserie, some sort of roast...things like that.
         
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          JRPfeff

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          Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 3:05 PM (permalink)
          I survived Winter Storm Milo with this soup, this minor squall in the Southeast will be no problem.
          Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup

          In a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Stir in 1/4 cup of flour until smooth; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

          Stir in 2-1/2 cup of milk, 1 cup of beer, 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce, 1-1/2 tsp dry mustard, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

          Stir in 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese until melted.

          If desired, cut 1/4 pound of
          smoked sausage in small cubes, and brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cooked sausage may be stirred into soup or used to individually top bowls. Croƻtons may also served with this soup.
           
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            eruby

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            Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 3:19 PM (permalink)
            No real special plans for food, though we do have several portions of chili in the freezer.
             
            Let's all keep safe tomorrow and don't over-do it shovelling!
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 3:20 PM (permalink)
              That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.
              <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Wed, 02/12/14 3:21 PM>
               
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                MellowRoast

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                Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:07 PM (permalink)
                I froze a couple of quarts of chili last month, so I'll probably dine on those until this snow melts off.  Will add slices of smoked sausage to a bowl of chili, top with shredded cheese, and have a side of slaw and cornbread.
                 
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                  JRPfeff

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                  Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:15 PM (permalink)
                  Michael Hoffman


                  That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.

                  Michael - I couldn't decide on 2 cups of sharp cheddar or 2 cups of smoked Gouda. So I used both today. It was and is good.
                   
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                    Davebassman

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                    Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:29 PM (permalink)
                    Michael Hoffman


                    That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.


                    I'll "second" Mr. Hoffman on the Cheddar beer Soup!
                     
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                      lleechef

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                      Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:30 PM (permalink)
                      Seems like every day has been a snow day.  With the exception of a few days, we've had snow on the ground since before Thanksgiving so it's been the usual winter fare for quite sometime.  I'm ready for a green chile cheeseburger! 
                       
                       
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                        FriedClamFanatic

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                        Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:41 PM (permalink)
                        I practice the ABC's of storm management:
                         
                        A...lcohol
                        B...atteries
                        C...igarettes.....(ok.....Coffee for you you reformed ones!)
                         
                        Got a full gas grill and a portable generator(more for hurricanes).
                         
                        Likely to lose power, so soup on the grill or grilled meats are all ready.....no need to worry about them spoiling......I can just put them all in the garage fridge and OPEN the door!
                         
                        Burgers tonight ( with bacon ground into it and a slice or 2 on top) before everything goes dark
                         
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                          lleechef

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                          Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 4:45 PM (permalink)
                          Davebassman


                          Michael Hoffman


                          That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.


                          I'll "second" Mr. Hoffman on the Cheddar beer Soup!

                          I'll "third"!  I was going to do split pea next but I just changed my mind!

                           
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                            felix4067

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                            Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 5:50 PM (permalink)
                            lleechef


                            Seems like every day has been a snow day.  With the exception of a few days, we've had snow on the ground since before Thanksgiving so it's been the usual winter fare for quite sometime.  I'm ready for a green chile cheeseburger! 


                            Yeah, we just call it "winter", although I get that for places that don't normally see snow this is an event. And even here we're well above average snowfall, although we haven't really set any records. Schools still haven't had enough snow days to have to make them up yet, though.
                             
                            I don't much do anything special, but in winter I do tend to gravitate more toward chili, soup, casseroles, stew, crock pot meals, and things that I have to make in the oven for a long time because my house is kept at a ridiculously low temperature.
                            <message edited by felix4067 on Wed, 02/12/14 5:51 PM>
                             
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                              lleechef

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                              Re:Snow Day -Food Wed, 02/12/14 8:29 PM (permalink)
                              felix
                              Michiganders are used to snow!  I remember from living in Traverse City.
                              In Alaska the 4 seasons are:
                              Almost Winter
                              Winter
                              Still Winter
                              Construction

                               
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                                CNW

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                                Re:Snow Day -Food Thu, 02/13/14 3:47 AM (permalink)
                                Minnesota has two seasons:
                                 
                                Winter
                                Mosquito

                                 
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                                  ChrisOC

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                                  Re:Snow Day -Food Thu, 02/13/14 10:03 AM (permalink)
                                  A nice pot of bigos would last a few days.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    agnesrob

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                                    Re:Snow Day -Food Thu, 02/13/14 10:29 AM (permalink)
                                    I made chicken stock over the weekend. Today I will make chicken pot pies.
                                     
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                                      EdSails

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                                      Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 1:46 AM (permalink)
                                      It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?
                                       
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                                        lleechef

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                                        Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 10:48 AM (permalink)
                                        EdSails


                                        It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                        STOP IT!
                                        I hope it snows here when you come to the Cincy Chili Crawl!
                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 11:23 AM (permalink)
                                          EdSails


                                          It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                          That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.
                                           
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                                            EdSails

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                                            Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                            Michael Hoffman


                                            EdSails


                                            It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                            That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.

                                            I see. I didn't realize all those people in Atlanta last week were having such a good time!
                                             
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                                              Pancho

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                                              Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 1:59 PM (permalink)
                                              EdSails


                                              Michael Hoffman


                                              EdSails


                                              It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                              That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.

                                              I see. I didn't realize all those people in Atlanta last week were having such a good time!
                                              Hey Ed...did you go to Laguna? I lived there in the 70's and also Capistrano Beach next to Hobie Alter...ocean front for $225 a month (my half)

                                               
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                                                BelleReve

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                                                Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 6:25 PM (permalink)
                                                Am I allowed to post?  No snow days here, but we came close a couple weeks ago.  I'll just say that on really cold days I make:
                                                 
                                                chili and cornbread
                                                roast chicken
                                                cookies - oatmeal raisin or chocolate chips
                                                cake or muffins
                                                chicken andouille gumbo - had a cup out yesterday and it was so good, no rice served with it even, and not overly spicy - I never think to make it, but will the next cold front comes through.
                                                 
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                                                  lleechef

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                                                  Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 6:45 PM (permalink)
                                                  BelleReve


                                                  Am I allowed to post?  No snow days here, but we came close a couple weeks ago.  I'll just say that on really cold days I make:

                                                  chili and cornbread
                                                  roast chicken
                                                  cookies - oatmeal raisin or chocolate chips
                                                  cake or muffins
                                                  chicken andouille gumbo - had a cup out yesterday and it was so good, no rice served with it even, and not overly spicy - I never think to make it, but will the next cold front comes through.

                                                  Are you allowed to post?  Of course!  You live in one of the culinary meccas in the US.......and you went through Katrina which was much worse than snow.  It gets so blasting hot and humid there in the summer I would pray for "cold days".........bring on the gumbo!   

                                                   
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                                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                                    Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 6:52 PM (permalink)
                                                    EdSails


                                                    Michael Hoffman


                                                    EdSails


                                                    It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                                    That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.

                                                    I see. I didn't realize all those people in Atlanta last week were having such a good time!

                                                    I feel sorry for those who live in those Southern states where they don't get snow. A life without snow is not a life.

                                                     
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                                                      Greymo

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                                                      Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 6:54 PM (permalink)
                                                      A life without snow is a life worth living!
                                                       
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                                                        EdSails

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                                                        Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                                        Pancho


                                                        EdSails


                                                        Michael Hoffman


                                                        EdSails


                                                        It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                                        That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.

                                                        I see. I didn't realize all those people in Atlanta last week were having such a good time!
                                                        Hey Ed...did you go to Laguna? I lived there in the 70's and also Capistrano Beach next to Hobie Alter...ocean front for $225 a month (my half)

                                                         
                                                        We have mr and mrs chips visiting so took them to Huntington and Newport and finished up in Seal Beach. I had dinner last Saturday night in Laguna Beach. Hamish gets his hair groomed in Capistrano Beach. Dinner in  Laguna Beach was over $225----and I didn't even meet Hobie Alter!
                                                         
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                                                          EdSails

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                                                          Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 7:00 PM (permalink)
                                                          Michael Hoffman


                                                          EdSails


                                                          Michael Hoffman


                                                          EdSails


                                                          It was 81 and sunny today. We went to the beach. What's a snow day?


                                                          That's a shame. My daughter is suffering, too. She's in Scottsdale where she said it was 87 yesterday. What's a snow day? A snow day is a day sent from Heaven for the enjoyment or good people.

                                                          I see. I didn't realize all those people in Atlanta last week were having such a good time!

                                                          I feel sorry for those who live in those Southern states where they don't get snow. A life without snow is not a life.

                                                           
                                                          Not many Southern States that didn't get it.
                                                           

                                                          Florida is only state in nation with no snow

                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                                            Re:Snow Day -Food Fri, 02/14/14 7:19 PM (permalink)
                                                            I know. It's so sad. A day without snow is a day that should pass quickly.
                                                             
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