Snow Days seem to happen less and less as we get older, but growing up in Illinois, I know that a lot of snow can happen in a short amount of time. Thus, Snow Days can happen when you least expect it! So, when you're stuck inside on a snowy day, these recipes are guaranteed to warm you up as you binge-watch your latest Netflix obsession!
Picky Eater (Bean-less) Chili
1 lb. hamburger
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tbs. chili powder
1 can of tomato juice
1 can of tomato paste OR tomato soup
Brown and drain hamburger - Add onion powder
Add all ingredients to a large saucepan - Heat on medium and serve!
Homemade Pizza Dough (yields 4 servings)
1 pkg. yeast
1 c. water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. olive oil
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 all-purpose flour
1 tbs. cornmeal
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add salt, olive oil and 2 1/2 cups of flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minutes.
Continuing on Speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Knead on speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.
Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down.
Brush 14-ince pizza pan with oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Press dough across bottom of pan, forming a collar around the edge to hold toppings. Add toppings as desired. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
1/2 lb. hamburger
1 minced onion (optional)
2 cups cooked macaroni
1 can tomato paste
1 can water
1/8 c. sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Cook macaroni and set aside
Bown hamburger and onion in skillet - Drain
Add macaroni to hamburger in large bowl
Next, add tomato paste, water, sugar, salt and pepper - Stir & Serve!
Crockpot Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 c. milk chocolate chips
6 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Place in crockpot on low heat until chocolate chips are melted and everything is warm!