Monday, October 29th, 2012

12 Hurricane Recipes, from Pot Brownies to Bolognese

I already made this apple pie! Using, essentially, this pie crust, and then "throwing apples inside it" and "baking it." GAZE UPON MY CRUST AND DESPAIR. What have YOU done with your life today? Please don't go hungry. Bad things happen to people locked in houses who get hungry. Here are some tips, depending on the staples you purchased drunk and at the last moment yesterday.

• Got apples? Tarte Tatin.

• Got arborio rice? Risotto.

• Got pot? It's pot brownies.

• Got lemons? These lemon squares are A+.

• Got lettuce? Stir-fry for you.

• Cherries? Meet clafoutis.

• Plums? It's plum cake.

• Got meat and tomatoes? Start your bolognese now.

• Do you have cheese and macaroni? It's Macaroni and cheese for you.

• Do you have sugar? SNOW DAY COOKIES. Do you want Christmas to come early? Here's how to make every Christmas cookie.

• Do you have everything? Here's beer ice cream.

• Steak? Definitely don't cook it like this today, you'll have to open the windows and then there'll be a hurricane in your house.

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jolie (#16)

I've got bread dough rising, a kale*, sausage and bean soup on the stove, am about to make banana bread with the chocolate chips in it because I'm not a monster, there's homemade Halloween Chex Mix in the pantry and I'm about to pour a glass of wine.


*I didn't realize quite how large the bunch of kale I bought was, and now some poor hipster is going to starve because I hoarded all the kale.

@jolie Oh my god. I BOW TO YOU.

jolie (#16)

@Choire Sicha@facebook This is the greatest day of my life. Later I'm going to clean ALL THE THINGS.

melis (#1,854)

@jolie I'm coming over. I don't care if there's a hurricane; I'll walk if I had to. Or get a ride with the Polka Kings of the Midwest, I'm coming to your house.

alorsenfants (#139)

Most hurricanes don't include a snow forecast, but this one does? So verily I say make winter food!
How about a choucroute? Cassoulet? I know — you will need a good grocer for these… don't go to Wal-Mart and discover they're cleaned out. They never had what you wanted in the first place?

Mr. B (#10,093)

My girlfriend, with whom I am hunkered for the next couple of days, seriously just baked an apple pie yesterday using your crust recipe and now I'm probably going to propose so what I'm saying is we owe it all to you, Choire.

jolie (#16)

@Mr. B I always cry at Awl weddings

Mr. B (#10,093)

@jolie She's a non-commenting Hairpin reader, but it's close enough.

melis (#1,854)


BadUncle (#153)

If it weren't a beyond-the-stupid idea, I'd go for extreme grilling today.

deepomega (#1,720)

Can I do this if there's not gonna be a hurricane near me?

laurel (#4,035)

@deepomega: Seriously, I'm jealous. Stupid nice weather.

janafitz (#9,776)

But there's so many variations on peanut butter!

alouise (#239,048)

Is it wrong I'm a little envious of being shut in the house? We've got pretty bad wind and rain here, both my work and home are leaking, but I still had to come into work.

That being said, if I didn't have power/internet, I'd probably have the shakes by now.

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