Comfort food for snowy days

February 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm 6 comments

It’s snowing like crazy outside, and we’re well on our way to at least 8 inches of snow. This weather means staying inside all day Sunday (not such a bad thing :)), and making a cozy meal of cheesy garlic beer bread and chicken vegetable soup. Mmm.

View out the kitchen windows while cooking:

Where one of our gardens is in the spring. *sniffle*

On to the important part: the food.

Beer bread recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium or large mixing bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups self rising flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon sea salt, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 beer. Mix well. Batter will be lumpy and wet.

Pour into well greased bread pan.

Smooth batter a bit. Batter should fill just more than 1/2 the pan.

Then, if you want it to be extra delicious, top with about a 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, and just a few dabs of butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or so, or until the loaf is golden brown.

Let loaf rest in bread pan for a couple of minutes, then turn upside down - loaf should slide right out. Put right side up on cutting board.

Slice. Heaven.

Serve with any yummy soup. This is my version of the “kitchen sink” soup, made with homemade spicy chili chicken stock, frozen cubed potatoes, cream of chicken soup, corn, green beans, chicken, milk and cheese, salt, pepper, garlic and deliciousness.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Di  |  February 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Sounds like a cozy day in with a couple of yummy dishes. Love Beer bread.

  • 2. merrilymarylee  |  February 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I love beer bread! Also love all of your clever owls! I keep looking at your old posts, marveling!

    It was 64 and sunny here today and the sidewalks looked like a parade, there were so many walkers. If that is boos and hisses I hear, it’s very brief– rain again tomorrow.

    Send soup and bread.

  • 3. Olivia  |  February 22, 2010 at 8:35 am

    This looks great!
    Very in need of warm winter comfort food here. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • 4. sleepycathollow  |  February 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Holy Toledo! I wish I had dinner at your house yesterday!

  • 5. hpcoker  |  February 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    The soup looks great! I’m going to have to make it!

  • 6. Hilary  |  February 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Hi Mallory, thanks for dropping by my dog site 🙂 That food sounds DELICIOUS – just right for staying in and keeping warm. You have a lot of snow there!


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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