What Do You Cook or Bake on a Snow Day?

January 27, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

So last night we got walloped with another huge snowstorm—19 inches in Central Park, according to the New York Times. New York City schools are closed today, JFK airport is closed, and most buses aren’t running in the city. But thanks to the magic of the subway, I’m here in the office instead of frolicking outside in the park, building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate. Ok, I probably wouldn’t be frolicking outside—I’d be staying warm and toasty in my cozy apartment, wearing my PJs, drinking copious amounts of tea, and cooking and baking. Here’s what I would be making today—if we had a Snow Day. Which, you know, we don’t.


(image: Beatriz da Costa)

Cheesy Baked Pasta Anything
Any recipe title that starts with “Cheesy Baked [Insert Type of Pasta Name Here]” has got to be good. I mean, how can you go wrong—carbs covered in warm gooey cheese? Perfect for a cold wintery day.

Cheesy Baked Pasta With Spinach and Artichokes
Cheesy Baked Shells and Broccoli
Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti
Cheesy Vegetable Pasta

Something in the Slow Cooker
Today would be a great day to finally bust out my slow cooker. Here are some recipes I’ve been meaning to try.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili With Sweet Potatoes
Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots
Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Black Bean Soup

Baked Goods
Nothing’s better on a snow day than something warm and sweet from the oven. I’ve had these yummy-looking baked treats on my radar for awhile.

Chewy Spice Cookies
Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies

And of course, I might take a break from all that tea drinking and make myself some hot chocolate, too.

(image: Brian Wong)


Here’s what the snowstorm looked like last night. Blizzardy!


What do you like to cook or bake on a Snow Day?