1 family. friendly food. » Basic, out-of-the-pantry meals when you’re stuck at home on snowy days


When I started this post all I could think about were the fresh and puffy pillows of snow outside and how gorgeous and peaceful it is. But, it also meant that there won’t be any driving to the grocery store. So, I dug into some recipes that one can cook out of the pantry, fridge, or freezer.

We started the morning late with Ebelskivers


Yes, it’s a bit of work compared to making pancakes, but totally worth it.


It was the 3rd day of no school and having kids at home. Tomorrow schools will be closed as well and maybe on Friday too.

Some friends report they are close to losing their mind—well, with 1-3 kids in the house who wouldn’t? So why not make a smoothie instead of pulling your hair out? Melt your built-up tension out on the machine. Shred. Grate. Liquify. Buzz buzz buzz away…


For lunch/dinner, I’ve got an arsenal of pasta dishes you can make with whatever you have in the pantry, freezer, and fridge. Here are some ideas, from ones that need a few more ingredients or leftovers like Mishmash pasta dishes or Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens


…to more basic ones like Noodles with cottage cheese or Orzo and garbanzo beans when your inventory is running low

pasta w cottage

How about tortillas wraps or tacos with whatever you have in the pantry, freezer, and fridge… Those are always easy and kid-pleasing and taste good. Here are some ideas:

Fish tacos

Mexican inspired grilled lamb tortilla wraps

Amazing, but simple, Chicken Wrap

Leftovers dinner (or lunch) in 10 minutes



I thought about baking beer bread. It only has 6 ingredients! But I found that our beer inventory is 0 right now (And our milk supply is running low—Soon I’ll have to drink teaaaaaaaaaaaa).


Snow is sure pretty and fluffy but I hate to be stuck at home for days. It’s starting to feel like a jail/asylum.

Thank God I love the kitchen—it keeps my hands busy and my mind off the craziness. Also, thank God for music and Disney movies Smile and Netflix, and…

I’m looking out the window at the non-stop falling snow and praying for it to melt soon. Hopefully by tomorrow we’ll be able to go out and be back to normal.

In the meantime, keep safe and warm all’ya, OK? Don’t do any crazy stuff, OK?



I think I’ll go bake something now… Chocolate cake? I ‘m pretty sure I have some heavy cream hiding in the fridge somewhere…


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