Thursday, February 4, 2010
STAPLES FOR THE SNOWBOUND
When the weather channel predicts a major storm we follow the usual drill--fill the wood box, recharge the cell phone, locate matches, candles and flashlights, recharge laptop battery, fill large containers with water, move the car to the entrance of the driveway, check food supplies. All this in case the we have power failures and interruption of water supply. Then we check the pantry to make sure we have essential staples on hand. If there are power failures, we can make bake apples, soup,oatmeal, rice, potatoes and pasta on Morsolino, our trusty wood stove.
These are some of the items we like to have whenever we expect the sort of snowfall predicted for the rest of the week--two feet and counting,
Apples-- pies, upside down cake ( see earlier post), baked apples stuffed with raisins and walnuts, grate and add to cabbage slaw, oatmeal, pancakes.
Butter--cakes, bread, cookies.
Raisins--add to baked apples, breakfast oatmeal, oatmeal, snacks, rice pudding.
Cinnamon--add to pies, cakes, oatmeal, rice pudding.
Eggs-omelets, apple cake, bread.
Red cabbage--make Hungarian cabbage and apple soup, add to stir fries, slaws and green salads, lentil soup.
Carrots--add to lentil soup, stir fries, apple, cabbage and raisin salad.
Onions--add to lentil soup, Hungarian cabbage soup, salads.
Garlic--add to pho ( Vietnamese soup) and serve for breakfast.
Ginger--add to pho, stir fries, baked apples, ginger cookies..
Oatmeal--make bread, season with cinnamon, top with walnuts and serve for breakfast.
Lentils--Lentil soup, walnut lentil salad.
Flour--bread, cookies, pancakes.
Potatoes--add to soups, make baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, oven fries.
Rice--Serve with stir fries, lentil salad, lentil soup.
Sweet potatoes--Bake and pureed with orange juice, make oven fries.
Vermicelli rice noodles--pho, pad thai, stir fries.
Unless our server crashes, we will be posting recipes for cold weather cheap eats throughout the storm.