Tomorrow is already declared a snow day in Boston and I always get giddy when that happens. I love snowstorms. It probably has a lot to do with living carless in the city, but I love traipsing around the usually busy streets to come home and play board games, booze it up and make food.
It’s actually weird, I don’t typically love cooking that much. I mean, I don’t particularly dislike it either, I guess I just like it a normal amount (whatever that means). Oddly enough, I find the time I actually like to cook the most is when we have dinner parties or other gatherings. I don’t know, maybe I like the challenge or chaos of it all. Anyway, tomorrow is one of those times. During snowstorms I typically cook a lot considering most stuff is closed around here anyway, and tomorrow we will be having visitors all day. I just finished our second trip to the grocery store today (aka I gave my S.O. a list to take to Whole Foods) in preparation for feeding at least 4 people all day tomorrow. This is what I came up with…
Locally made English muffins topped with Eggs benedict and maple bacon. Side of sautéed spinach
Assorted hard and soft cheese and cracker plate with chicken soup and simple salad
Veggie lasagna with beef meatballs and sauce alongside a side salad
Peanut butter blossom cookies
I like to make food for people that they wouldn’t have made for themselves that day, but not make the meal so impossible that I set myself up for failure and have a bad time trying to navigate 30 step recipes. Anyway, this is what I came up with to get three meat eaters and one vegetarian through the storm. Check my Instagram for how my recipes and snow day turn out!