I made my way home relatively quickly on Tuesday, only an hour and a quarter. (Sadly, several of my friends were examples of the many people who fared much worse.) What does a food nut do when she can't leave the house? Cook, of course!
For my main meals, I worked on some meat I had saved up in the freezer. This is a section of a brisket that I cooked a few weeks ago. Add some Arthur Bryant's sauce (thanks to my sister and brother in law) and a loaf of freshly made 100% whole wheat bread, and it's a meal. I used a pork roast and a can of beans for a pretty tasty bowl of chili.
I saved most of my cooking for recreational dishes. This is a batch of chocolate truffles I whipped up on Tuesday night. Truffles are pretty simple---just add chocolate to boiling cream---but they do give you a sense of accomplishment. I also made a batch of brioche dough and used a bit of it for pecan sweet rolls this morning; sadly, they disappeared before I could photograph them.