Rainy Day Dishes
On cold damp days you really can’t beat the feeling of having a hot, hearty meal. Some are soothing, others simply satisfying, symbolically though, they mean you're safe from the storm. With this in mind we’ve selected our favorite dishes for the rainy days ahead. Settle in with one of our selections.
The fail safe - Chicken Noodle Soup. No matter how cold or wet you get, a hot bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup will always save you. The best part about this recipe is that you can make a full batch in 45 mins that will serve you through the night and most of the week. It’s perfect for the late Winter/early Spring days when the sky is painted grey and the temperature is just above freezing.
Nothing says comfort like a skillet full of warm, gooey mac and cheese, especially on a rainy day. With a crispy layer covering the three-cheese filling, this is the perfect dish if you’re looking for something a little more substantial. Much like the Chicken Noodle Soup, it should serve you for the greater part of the week, unless of course, you can’t resist seconds, thirds, and fourths.
Sometimes the heavy weather means heavier hours simply out of the fear of getting caught in the heavy downpour. For the time strapped looking for the perfect dish Tagliatelle is the one. Ready from start to finish in 20 mins or less and packed full of delicious goodness, you can’t go wrong. It also pairs nicely with a bottle of red and a date if you want to make a night of it.
Creamy like the Mac and Cheese with the Chicken from the soup and the simplicity of the Tagliatelle, the Creamy Mushroom Chicken is the best of all worlds. Though the chicken is the star the mushrooms soak up any excess moisture making for a thicker sauce and a meaty side. Everything you could want in a dish on a damp day. When it rains it pours.
Most people complain about the dark clouds and seasonal showers but we see it as the perfect excuse to run for cover, dim the lights, and cook something nice. Nights in with no excuses are few and far between, so take advantage… for your own sake.