This week on Catching up with the Kelnhofers, I did a whole lot of snow day cooking and I’m sharing what I made. Plus, I’m sharing two items that will help keep you warm in cold weather, but are also super tech-friendly.
We got a lot of snow here in Wisconsin. Like whoa a lot. And then some.
It was one of those weekends that makes you want to hunker down and stay cozy inside.
And for me, that includes cooking. So we did a lot of snow day cooking.
We made a whole lot of great food ??
- Banana pancakes
- Sourdough pizza
- Sourdough scallion pancakes
- Chorizo sandwiches (also homemade ciabatta)
- Crispy from frozen broccoli
- Oh, and lentil soup with all the veggies we had leftover in the fridge!!
- 5 ingredient breakfast tacos – this recipe is so flexible, which is one of the reasons I love it – use any meat, cheese or toppings that you’d like.
- What to cook in February – this is a great, handy roundup of tasty recipes to enjoy throughout the month.
- Corn cauliflower chowder with bacon – this recipe is one that warms you from the inside out on a cold winter day.
- How to make a heart shaped cake – this is an old blog post that I recently updated and added a fun free printable for you!
- Love List – our weekly list of fun things from around the Internet.
- I was in the kitchen a LOT.
- The kids are loving soups, so I’m glad I had some butternut squash soup in the freezer. It’s so good for a quick meal. I serve it with apples and either toast or grilled cheese cut into cubes. Tip: this soup is so easy to make if you find pre-cubed fresh or frozen butternut squash!
- We made something called Birria tacos – it’s where you make a Mexican beef stew, and then you dip the tacos IN the stew and fry them. A lot of work, but delicious and unique
Game Day Recipes
Some great options to enjoy during the big game!
- Cheesy Sausage Dip in a Bread Boat – a dip perfect for the big game
- Spicy Roast Beef Sliders – if you’re feeding a group, these are super easy to put together and everyone will love them.
- 5 Ingredient Sour Cream Dip for Cheese Curds – ok, yum! Dipping sauce for cheese curds sounds like the perfect indulgence.
- 5 Ingredient Loaded Tater Tots – a simple snack to throw together that everyone can get on board with.
I love when you (my readers) ask questions on my recipes if you’re not quite sure of something! One reader submitted the below question on my post for chicken enchilada casserole.
- Could you use red enchilada sauce? I thought I had green at home and I just have red.
Have you ever had the same question as this reader?
The answer is, YES, absolutely! 100% you can use red or green enchilada sauce and it will be amazing either way.
Check out these delicious looking Cuban pulled pork sliders that one of my readers sent in. Yum!
- Touchscreen gloves – When I’m waiting for my car to warm up, I want to be able to text, post to Insta stories, etc. So these gloves are the very best for a cold Wisconsin morning when I still want to use my phone.
- Loved Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday. It was super fascinating (I’d recommend reading it, the audio book was a little monotone, but I think that was on purpose.)
- Currently reading The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins and it’s just the light lovely read I need after reading a few more reflective books (I’m ready to get lost in the story vs. self reflecting when I’m reading a book that gives advice, ya know?)
Cookbook of the week –
- I know I’ve shared about this cookbook before (I shared a recipe for zucchini cheddar bread from the cookbook), but I need to mention it again, because we have made a handful of recipes from the book, and they’re always amazing.
- This past week we made something called Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread (we improvised based what we had on hand). It was super tasty.
- We served it with a random side salad (with vinaigrette)
- My sister in law had a drive by car parade birthday party for her kids (such a fun socially-distancing birthday celebration idea). The kids and I made the biggest sign we could.
- The kids made me a blocks necklace (with blocks that you can put on a string) and then Ben brought them to me with my mom-apron he had made for me. Mom fashion at its best.
- My sister in law came over to watch the kids, so Nick and I went on a date night!! Wow – two date nights in a month, so nice to get out of the house with Nick. We go and get curbside from a restaurant and then park and look at the river or lake. Date night, pandemic style lol. We went to The Diplomat and it was SO GOOD! I got the beet reuben (<- cool, right?) and he got a french onion soup sandwich. And we got a dessert, I loved how it was all packaged so beautifully.
- When we were getting ready to put Ben to bed in his gnome jammies (<- whoa they’re on sale!) he wanted Nick to wear matching ones and to make silly faces. Frankie and I just laughed at them.
- We have a weekly Love List post that is always so much fun! Starting this week, my team and I added a new section. We all have such different styles that we are going to feature one item a week and each of us will link to our favorite of that item.
- This week, we’re talking throw blankets!
- Healthy peanut butter Twix bars from Ambitious Kitchen – they actually turned out and were so delicious. They didn’t even last a week at our house!
- Moxie – this comes out soon and I cannot wait to see it!
- White Tiger – I had heard amazing things about this movie! It has Priyanka in it and she is such a wonderful actress.
- With all the snow and cold, I’m in need of a new hat and I just ordered this bluetooth hat!!
And, oh yeah, one last thing I chopped off my hair!! I had short hair for years, but haven’t had it short in over a decade! The bottom was feeling dead and thin and weird, but the roots were thick. My hair stylist (<-magician/wizzard/friend Kate) said there was tons of ‘baby hairs’ and lots of growth near the roots, which is why it felt so thick and then thin. It’s so crazy how a haircut can make you feel so different. I feel like this is just more “me”.