“In anticipation of the 15-18 inches of snow headed our way, I stopped this morning to get fresh vegetables & stew beef,” says elfcook. “If I am going to be snowed in tomorrow, I want the aroma of a good beef stew slow-cooking all day as I sit by the wood stove. That, plus I’ll make some biscuits, because I just don’t see how you can eat beef stew without them.”

“Definitely a good beef stew full of root vegetables served with homemade biscuits—I won’t even eat the stew if I can’t have the biscuits too,” agrees gaffk. “Then a nice roasted chicken with mashed potatoes. (That way, if stuck for more than 2 days, there’s hot chicken sandwiches and potato cakes.)”

“We have lots of snow on the ground for a good six consecutive months of the year so are pretty good at comfort foods,” says chefathome. “I have so many favourites: coq au vin, pot au feu, cassoulet, chicken and dumplings, chili, Yorkshire pudding and prime rib, steak and ale pie, homemade pasta and gnocchi, slow baked beans, lentil stew with sausage, bangers and mash, braised short ribs with rosemary and chocolate sauce, chicken mole, sticky pork ribs, fried buttermilk chicken, shepherd’s pie, fish en papillote…”

Passadumkeg‘s snowed-in magic: “Throw elk jerky w/ pinto bean, red chile, onions and garlic in my Dutch oven and set on top of wood stove.”

Discuss: What’s your favorite snowed-in comfort food?

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