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Davebassman
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Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 1:28 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 1:39 PM
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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.

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 1:52 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 2:06 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 3:05 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 3:19 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 3:20 PM
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That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.
<message edited by Michael Hoffman on Wed, 02/12/14 3:21 PM>

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:07 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:15 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:29 PM
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Michael Hoffman


That Wisconsin Cheddar Beer Soup sounds good.


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

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:30 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:41 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 4:45 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 5:50 PM
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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.
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Re:Snow Day -Food - Wed, 02/12/14 8:29 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Thu, 02/13/14 3:47 AM
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Minnesota has two seasons:
 
Winter
Mosquito


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

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

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

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 10:48 AM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 11:23 AM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 1:42 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 1:59 PM
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EdSails


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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 6:25 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 6:45 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 6:52 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 6:54 PM
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A life without snow is a life worth living!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 6:57 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 7:00 PM
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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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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 7:19 PM
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I know. It's so sad. A day without snow is a day that should pass quickly.

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/14/14 7:59 PM
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I cooked lots of snow day food when I lived in Alaska!  We had years when the first snow came in September and the last snow in May.  That's some serious snow!  I loved it.  But Alaska is equipped for it......our airports never closed, school never closed, we all went to work because the roads were plowed.  For my 45th birthday I decided I wanted to go to Chicken, AK........on the way we took pics of me making snowballs.....on June 15th!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Sat, 02/15/14 12:08 AM
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I cooked lots of snow day food when I lived in Alaska!  We had years when the first snow came in September and the last snow in May.  That's some serious snow!  I loved it.  But Alaska is equipped for it......our airports never closed, school never closed, we all went to work because the roads were plowed.  For my 45th birthday I decided I wanted to go to Chicken, AK........on the way we took pics of me making snowballs.....on June 15th!

I can't believe that I actually took the time to research why it is called Chicken, AK!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Sat, 02/15/14 1:20 AM
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Being the empathetic guy that I am, I bought some snow day food even though we're having record high days out here. It was 81 today and will be a record 85 degrees tomorrow!
Stocked up on Beans, Hot Dogs, Beer and Toilet Paper!!!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Sat, 02/15/14 10:36 AM
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EdSails


lleechef


I cooked lots of snow day food when I lived in Alaska!  We had years when the first snow came in September and the last snow in May.  That's some serious snow!  I loved it.  But Alaska is equipped for it......our airports never closed, school never closed, we all went to work because the roads were plowed.  For my 45th birthday I decided I wanted to go to Chicken, AK........on the way we took pics of me making snowballs.....on June 15th!

I can't believe that I actually took the time to research why it is called Chicken, AK!

Because they couldn't spell ptarmigan!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Sat, 02/15/14 10:07 PM
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lleechef


EdSails

 


lleechef


I cooked lots of snow day food when I lived in Alaska!  We had years when the first snow came in September and the last snow in May.  That's some serious snow!  I loved it.  But Alaska is equipped for it......our airports never closed, school never closed, we all went to work because the roads were plowed.  For my 45th birthday I decided I wanted to go to Chicken, AK........on the way we took pics of me making snowballs.....on June 15th!

I can't believe that I actually took the time to research why it is called Chicken, AK!

Because they couldn't spell ptarmigan!

That's giving me the State bird!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Thu, 02/20/14 2:46 PM
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It's not snowing, but I wanted to try JRPfeff's Wisconsin Beer Soup.  Great stuff.  Thanks Jim!!  (I added peppered bacon.) 
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Re:Snow Day -Food - Thu, 02/20/14 6:20 PM
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Yum, Lisa! I had oyster stew( cape cod brand) and garlic knots.......its been raining here all day and everything will freeze tomorrow. I am in for the weekend.

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Thu, 02/20/14 6:25 PM
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Annie, rainy and dreary all day here, calling for severe thunderstorms tonight........it was a good day for soup.  But then, every day is a good day for soup!!! 

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Thu, 02/20/14 6:39 PM
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It sure was a good day for that soup.

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/21/14 7:47 AM
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I will try Jims recipe, soon. Looks simple and wonderful. I love soup!

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/21/14 9:11 AM
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Lisa,
 
I'm glad you & Michael liked the soup, I don't think I've ever made it the same way twice. Always a different cheese or beer or meat or spices. I was considering using my leftovers as Rarebit this time.
 
Jim

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/21/14 10:45 AM
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JRPfeff


Lisa,

I'm glad you & Michael liked the soup, I don't think I've ever made it the same way twice. Always a different cheese or beer or meat or spices. I was considering using my leftovers as Rarebit this time.

Jim

Leftovers?  What's that?

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/21/14 1:08 PM
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I have one.... a favorite for snowy days.
Dice up 4 idaho potatos and fry in 1 Tbsp olive oil until crisp.  (try to flip only once).  Add in 1/4 of a diced white onion and 3 Oscar Mayer hot dogs cut into "coins".  Cook on low heat covered until the onions are transparent.  Uncover and place 4 slices of american cheese across the lovely creation in the pan.  Recover(tent) and let steam on low heat to melt the cheese... Best snow day dish ever.

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Re:Snow Day -Food - Fri, 02/21/14 1:31 PM
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That sounds good. I don't think I could get it past lleechef as she doesn't like onions or hot dogs. But I expect I'll be making it for myself one of these days.