I decided to make a BIG coffee and a breakfast sandwich (scrambled egg, cheese, chives w/ turkey bacon on a sandwich thin) and get back in bed! After several hours of catching up on various blogs, Facebook and my DVR I figured I needed to
My original plan for the day was to head to the Somerville Winter Farmer's Market but I couldn't get the motivation to take the T there and walk another 20 minutes to its location. That adventure will have to be tabled for another day. Instead I bundled up like Randy from "A Christmas Story" and ventured out for a walk.
|"I can't put my arms down!!!"|
Ok, ok getting back to my Snow Day. I left the apartment and decided to walk an approximately 6 mile loop around South Boston that took me to Castle Island and back.
Today the walk was not as green and sunny as the picture above. It looked more like this:
After returning home I knew that there was only one thing this foodie wanted on a cold winter day...
I have written before about my love for the one pot dish and it only intensifies on cold days like today! Since I am trying to be better with my budget I made this soup from what I had on hand instead of impulse buying at the market on an empty stomach. After perusing the cabinets and freezer I came up with Kale Soup w/ pancetta & pasta.
As always I started with my Le Crueset Dutch Oven, onions and butter (just use it!). I crisped up about a cup of diced pancetta and then added diced onion (1 lrg yellow onion) and carrots to soften.
|see all the brown bits?! You want that!!|
TIP FOR WINE: If you wouldn't drink it DO NOT cook with it. The flavor intensifies when you cook it down.
|Bonus left behind from Xmas Party!|
|Picked this up while in VT. Its good on almost everything!|
|mmmmm simmering soup!|
|Ahhh!!! Yummy comforting healthy soup!!!!!|
devoured enjoyed this wonderful soup I was craving something sweet to finish my meal. I made myself something I usually have for breakfast but was craving...
|English muffin w/ Nutella & Banana!|
|Oh Nutella, how do I love thee?!|
So that is my lazy snow day! Tomorrow I am headed home for a family Sunday dinner. Can you say Macaroni & Meatballs!!!
What is your favorite thing to do when you are snowed in?