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Cooking Up An Ice Storm, Day 1

Given the way the weather is going, perhaps we need a bad weather cooking blog...Here's what I made on the first day of what the Weather Channel calls Winter Storm Pax. Please post comments on what you've been cooking, too.

For breakfast, I pulled some brioche dough and almond paste out of the freezer and made a few pastries. Some of assembled pastries went back in the freezer.

During my last minute run to the grocery store, I snagged some chicken thighs for stock and chicken soup. I will have some of the soup today, the rest went into the pressure canner.

I also made some pizza dough and a pizza, with more than enough dough left for another pizza today. This is the first time I've made pizza since the snowpocalypse. My dough stretching and shaping skills are a little better but I still have a long way to go. I used some of the sauce I canned last summer and fresh organic mushrooms on the pizza.

And at night I made a peach cobbler using some peaches I vacuum packed and froze last summer. I was too tired to make a full-fledged crust, so I used this as an opportunity to work on my cobbler skills. I normally use half cornmeal in the cobbler, but I discovered that I had run out of cornmeal. Too late to do anything about it...


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