There’s been a whole snow-related drama that I haven’t really been talking about this week – the drama of the cookies. Now, as many of you know, I’m selling these cookie plates for Valentine’s Day – and this week was supposed to be the big week that I sent them out. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out when, exactly, I was going to make all these cookies – I couldn’t make them all at once, obviously, otherwise orders later in the week would be stale. And I was really proud of the schedule I drew up.
Enter the snow. Not only did the difficult traveling conditions and snow days completely change up my schedule, but the grocery stores were out of everything. Like eggs. And flour – yes, flour! I went to the Safeway on Columbia road Monday, and the only flour left was whole wheat – not cookie appropriate! The only white all-purpose flour I could fine was organic flour at Harris Teeter – I snagged one of the last few bags.
Of course, I’m very glad that everyone was baking up a storm during the snow days – ya’ll made some seriously tasty-looking baked goods. I just wish I had had the foresight to buy all my flour before the storm, that’s all.
Really lovely snow day recipes I want to try:
- Adventures in Shaw is on a waffle kick – a yeasted blueberry waffle kick, to be exact.
- Tomato soup, simple and satisfying, from Sassy Radish.
- Guess all this snow has everyone making breakfast. Um, and I would like these bacon banana buttermilk pancakes from Pete Bakes!
- Maple candy (requires snow) from Gradually Greener.
- Check out this fab souffle with spinach, Asiago cheese, and sundried tomatoes at Mango and Tomato.
- Plum cake, another snow day baking experiment, from One Bite at a Time.
- Bagels from The Indoor Garden_er (who, sadly, still had to go to work this week).
And in other news (both snow and non-snow related):
- Lisa from Dining in DC is going to be a judge on the Travel Channels’ Food Wars this Sunday. Apparently the show has different chefs recreate an iconic local food item – and for DC, it’s the Jumbo Slice. You know, I really can’t argue with that. I’ll be at choir and making some epic cookies, but you can go cheer her on this weekend.
- The District Domestic, has some handy tips for those of you attempting macarons this weekend.
- Over at Metrocurean Greg Engert, beer director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, shares good beers for cold nights.
- I love Orangette, Molly Wizenburg’s lovely food blog. Wizenburg and her husband just opened up Delancey, a pizza joint in Seattle, which The Arugula Files visited this week.
- Tim Carman at Young and Hungry takes a look at how supply chains affected restaurants’ ability to stay open during the Snowpocalypse.
- Samuel Fromartz, bread baker extraordinaire, hosts a Snowpocalypse Bread Baking Challenge. Can’t wait to see the other entries!