Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Storm

Winter is upon us here in Seattle and they certainly weren't lying about El Nina.  Snow in November?  Everyone laughs at us Seattlelites when our poor little city shuts down for a few inches of snow, but if I can co-op a popular saying, it's not the snow it's the ice.  In the pacific northwest it snows, then the snow melts during the day and then it freezes at night, so one little dusting of snow leaves us stranded for days in an impassable ice-covered wonderland.
What's an intrepid dietitian to do?  Cook of course!  What's your favorite snowy day meal?  Mine's chicken soup.  I can make it in my sleep.  No recipe, just chicken, broth, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and bay leaves.  Cook until done.  I like to add a little rice but that's just me.
Nothing like coming in after a wonderful afternoon of sledding to a nice cup of soup and buttered toast.

What are you cooking today?

1 comment:

  1. I love your pictures! Is that the Hipstamatic app at work? Looks like you guys got a pretty decent amount of snow as well. Greg decided to take advantage of being stuck at home to make cranberry sauce and stock for the turkey. I think he's going to venture into pie land this evening. I went outside to get the pitiful amount of mail, and it was SO COLD! Brrrrrr... I am staying inside. I suspect this stuff will last through Wednesday, as I have heard reports of it getting down into the teens tonight (which I believe as the sky is clear), and then still below freezing Wednesday. Stay warm!