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Best Snow Day Recipes

Springtime is just around the corner, and we still haven’t had a full snow day… just yet. Whether you’re hanging onto hope for a blizzard or ready to kiss winter goodbye, you’ll want to try some of these winter recipes before spring has sprung. Here’s a lineup of recipes for a perfect snow day, from the first snowflake to the last. Let’s start the day off right:

 

Breakfast/Lunch

Go on. Sleep in. You deserve it. Treat yourself to these whenever you wake up:

Blueberry Pancakes (from bettycrocker.com)

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time:
25 min

Servings:
13

 

Ingredients

2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup fresh or Cascadian Farm® frozen organic blueberries (thawed)

Directions

  1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
  1. Stir Bisquick, milk and eggs until blended; gently stir in blueberries. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.
  1. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden.

Tips

  1. For uniformly shaped pancakes, pour the batter from an ice-cream scoop or a 1/4-cup measure.
  2. Don’t be blue! You can use other types of berries instead of blueberries. Raspberries, blackberries or a combination would be yummy, too!
  3. Note: Smaller berries will work better than very large ones.

 

Dinner

Nothing says “snow day” like a good chicken pot pie. You can use lots of leftover ingredients you might already have in the fridge if you can’t get to Iggy’s or CVS. It’s hearty, classic soul food. Here’s a recipe straight from Grandma’s kitchen:

Chicken Pot Pie

Prep time: 25 min.

Cook time: 1 hr 25 min

Servings: 3-4

 

Ingredients

2 boneless chicken breasts

2 cans of chicken broth

2 stalks of celery

2 carrot sticks

2 medium potatoes

1 medium onion

2 tsp. onion powder

2 bay leaves

½ tsp. thyme leaves

½ tsp. poultry seasoning

1 tsp. salt or to taste

Flour for thickening mixture

1 Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crust

Place chicken breasts and chicken broth in a large pot. Add spices and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer chicken for 45 minutes or until very tender. Break apart into pieces. Chop up celery, carrots, onions, and potatoes into small pieces and add to pot. Cook 15 minutes or until tender. In a cup, add ¼ cup flour to ½ cup water. Stir until flour dissolves. Add to the pot and boil for 1 minute or until thickened. Pour into 9-inch pie plate or square casserole dish. Cover with pie crust, making sure the edges are sealed. Make 4 slits in the center of the pie crust. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

 

Hint: If you don’t have all the vegetables here, you can use frozen mix vegetables instead. You can also replace the fresh chicken with small pieces of rotisserie chicken.

 

Dessert

Everyone knows you can’t have a snow day without hot chocolate! But not many know that hot chocolate is actually a perfect ingredient for making gourmet cupcakes. Try this relaxing twist on the dessert to end your perfect day off:

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes, depending on cake mix

Servings: 24

 

Cake:

1 box chocolate cake mix and ingredients for mix (usually oil, water, and eggs)

24 Hershey’s Kisses

Icing:

1 small jar of marshmallow cream

1 packet of hot chocolate mix

Mini marshmallows, if desired

Prepare cake mix as directed. Fill cupcake holders 2/3 full. Add one Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of each cupcake. Bake as directed. Let cupcakes cool. Ice with marshmallow cream and sprinkle hot chocolate mix on top. Add mini marshmallows on top if desired.

 

Image courtesy of: ChristmasStockImages.com

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