Your Essential Snow Day Shopping List

updated May 1, 2019
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If you haven’t heard, there’s a blizzard making its way up the East Coast. But not just any blizzard — a bomb cyclone, which is apparently a real thing. Nevertheless, it will result in snow, wind, extra-cold temps, and lots of it. Likely, transportation will come to a halt and grocery store shelves will be ravaged of Nutella, jelly doughnuts, and frozen pizza. Are you prepared?

We’re going to take this storm as an opportunity to hunker down inside and warm up with some super-cozy, comfy recipes. Here’s what you really need to add to your shopping list before you curl up at home for the next day or two.

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Your Blizzard Shopping List

Shop calmly. Do not panic.

1. At least two bottles of the following:

  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Sparkling wine
  • Bourbon

If you’re stuck at home, might as well make the most of it and enjoy yourself. And of course, don’t forget the milk. Nothing goes with a snowy day like a mug of hot cocoa.

Arm Yourself with These Snow Day Drink Recipes

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2. Extra butter and sugar

If just the sight of these warm, gooey cinnamon rolls makes you feel cozy, imagine how you’ll feel when you bite into them. These are a breakfast essential when you’re snowed in for the weekend.

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3. Maple syrup

Because what else will you top your pancakes with?

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4. Chicken, stock, and beans

Whether you make it on the stovetop or pull out your slow cooker, snowy winter days are the perfect time to make a homemade batch of soup and chili. These are the meals that will keep you warm from the inside out.

Arm Yourself with These Soup and Chili Recipes

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5. Everything to make chocolate chip cookies.

Big pots of stew or chili make a great dinner when it’s cold out, but the blizzard is really an excuse to stay in and make cookies. And let’s be honest — you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry; no need to go to the grocery store for this one.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes to Snuggle Up With

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6. Some vegetables, I guess.

Let vegetables be your blizzard superhero in case things last a bit longer than expected. If the electricity goes out, eat your greens.

Veggie Recipes

Remember: Be warm, stay safe, and turn on your ovens! When all else fails, huddle by the side of your slow cooker.