Whether you need fuel for sledding and snowball fights or comfort food for a day spent by the fire, these recipes — from snow cream and hot cocoa to warming casseroles, stews, and soups — will keep you cozy.
Everything grinds to a halt when Mother Nature dumps snow and ice on North Carolina. Still, there’s something special about seeing glistening ice or a bright mound of snow piled high where it doesn’t seem to belong.
When it comes to essential snow day comfort foods, we know you’ve got the tomato soup and grilled cheese down pat. So we’ve cooked up a few more recipes for keeping cozy on the coldest days in North Carolina.
On New Year’s Day and each frosty morning after, dawn breaks clear and bright across our state, from coastal whitecaps to mountain snowcaps. In North Carolina, the brilliance of a winter sunrise brings the promise of fresh possibilities.
And now, we wait. Will January bring snow, sleet, or freezing rain? Big, fluffy flakes for sledding and snow cream? Or a crystalline coat of ice for every pine bough? In North Carolina, the skies can surprise us.
The white stuff that blankets North Carolina’s slopes during ski season may not be nature-made, but, as one writer discovers, it’s as real and beautiful as the flakes that fall in front yards across the state.