Snowpocalypse Weekend

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1.25.16

And THAT, my friends, is some snow. Did you know it snowed? Oh, and by the way, it snowed.

That’s basically what this weekend was about.  Maybe for the first time in years, the news was right, and the blizzard they predicted didn’t dissipate or swing left or right and miss us, it hit us.  And for 24 hours straight, I watched it come down as I wore soft clothes and baked and watched Game of Thrones and football, like everyone else in the tri-state area. Since we got fair warning, I stocked up and made an epic menu for the weekend.

A cold weather weekend is perfect to make some chili in the crockpot and what goes better with chili than cornbread!

For the cornbread
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(the countertop was just too packed with stuff going on, i.e. floor ingredients, it’s clean, but please forgive me)

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb butter, melted
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 2 tbsp baking powder
  6. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 2 cups buttermilk
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 3 jalapeno's, seeded and diced
  10. 1 cup cheddar (plus extra for on top if desired)
  11. 3 tbsp honey
  12. 1 cup creamed corn
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
  2. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar until combined, set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs
  4. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon until just combined
  5. Add in cheddar, jalapeno, and honey and mix until just combined
  6. Pour into baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out of center clean
  7. Allow to cool before serving
Notes
  1. *This is a more moist cakey cornbread, not as crumbly or coarse as some
  2. *I prefer not to add cheddar on top, I think there's enough in it already
Adapted from Lemon Sugar
Adapted from Lemon Sugar
Domestic B(i)atch http://domesticbatch.com/

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The chili we made was ON POINT. Who knew letting a bunch of stuff and spices simmer for 7 hours in a crockpot could be so good?

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This recipe clearly makes a lot of cornbread, so definitely better for a bigger crowds, or if your leftover chili needs some company for the next few days.

Saturday was a snuggle in and wait it out type of day.  Travel was banned, most companies and restaurants closed, the snow blew sideways the gusts were so strong. We watched it pile up on the sidewalks and cover cars. I couldn’t remember the last time I saw something this intense. I loved it.  Yesterday, cabin fever and sunshine got the best of us. The storm cleared and we went for a snow filled walk around the neighborhood, grabbing coffee and walking past the brownstones on 147th  wishing we had all the money so we could buy one.

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Manhattanville Coffee has been around for a little while, but it’s one of my favorites. Like Brooklyn had hit capacity for cute coffee houses and so they threw one our way. (They actually have another location in BK).

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There was something so refreshing about the post storm briskness. The crisp air outside really woke you up. It felt nice to stomp through the piles of snow and wander the neighborhood a little bit.

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This flannel shirt from JCrew Factory is one of my favorites pieces this season.  I love their petite line, it’s great for the shorter folk with shorter torso’s like ME.  This shirt is cozy without being sloppy, and it’s warm and soft. I can’t praise it enough.

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I bought these Sorel snow boots last year and they’re one of the best NYC investments I’ve made. Nothing like trampling through the snow and your toesies staying warm and dry.

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Snapped a picture of the hubs, just a cozy layered up bundle of my LOVE.

I hope you all stayed safe and warm this weekend! Happy Snowpocalypse 2016!

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Gap Aviator winter hat (similar) / Stitch Fix Cargo Jacket (similar)/ Gap puffy vest (similar) / Just Black black skinnies [Stitch Fix] (similar) / JCrew Factory flannel /  Sorel winter boots (another great option)

 

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2 Responses to Snowpocalypse Weekend

  1. Amy Sigmon (Distel) says:

    You make NYC look awesome and homey!

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