snow day survival recipes

It seems we may finally be in for our first storm of the season. I’m kind of okay with that, though I wish we could be upstate where the girls can frolic freely in the snow in our backyard. Still, I’m preparing myself for them to be home on Friday, which also means my work week will be cut by one day, leaving my sanity surely hanging by a thread.

I’d planned to share my recipe for a lovely lentil salad, but cannot find it anywhere. I’ve scoured my recipe books and notes, and all that seemed to survive from my work on it six months ago is a photo. So, while I go back to the drawing board on this one, and get the next issue of Simple Scratch Cooking ready to ship, I figured a collection of snow day recipes would be a nice substitute to help us prepare for weathering the (possible) storm later this week! I’ve also gathered all of these recipes in one handy place, so click here if you use Pinterest.

Leisurely Breakfast Ideas

Crispy Vanilla Waffles (dairy-free)

Sunday Best Waffles

French Toast Waffles

Chocolate Malted Waffles

Hot Chocolate, A Snow Day MUST!

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa (is enjoying gingerbread in January like wearing white after Labor Day?)

Chocolate Chip Cookies, anyone?

My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (nice & chewy, like those Entenmann’s  ones I grew up eatng!)

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brownies, Brownies, and More Brownies!

Peppermint Brownies

Milk Chocolate Brownies

Chewy, Bittersweet Brownies

Grain-Free Brownies

Dairy-Free Fudge Brownies


  • Lisa

    Hi Jennie, Love all the snow day recipe ideas! Also, welcome to the DC area! In terms of winter weather forecasts you never know what you may get. “They” may call for a major storm that never shows up – but they may also totally miss a storm that dumps a ton of snow! Apparently we straddle a boundary that makes forecasting difficult.
    Have fun!