After living on the coast of Florida for almost four decades, I’ve become all too familiar with the threats of tropical storms and hurricanes I’ve learned to always take them seriously. The wrath of Mother Nature can be fast and furious, and she can change her mind on a dime! Another thing I’ve learned is that when faced with the probability of being housebound for several days, it’s a good idea to have the pantry and fridge stocked up with plenty of hearty, homey comfort foods to soothe the restless natives.
In light of the impending descent of Hurricane Sandy, I thought now would be a good time to share some of the tried and true recipes that I count on when I’m freaking out over being “in the cone”. Over the years, each of these dishes has made an appearance at Chez SGCC during hurricane season. Some are meant to simmer a long time, thus taking your mind off of the raging storm outside, while making your house smell and feel all cozy and safe. Some can be eaten either hot or cold, in case the electricity goes out. Some are simply meant to be “feel good food” that are so delish you will forget about the howling winds swirling all around you. And, all are meant to give you the sustenance and fortitude to ride things out.
For all of you who are in Sandy’s path, I wish you well and pray for your safety. Hunker down and stay strong! This, too, shall pass. read more >>