Monday, January 16, 2012

White As Snow

The view outside your kitchen window is white as snow.  You smile to yourself because this is a cook's dream.  Your favorite room, your kitchen, has the best view in the house.  A view of beauty and wonder, stillness and peace, magic and nostalgia.    

You remember the days when you couldn't wait to get out there and roll around in the snow with your friends.  But now you are older and you are content to stay inside where you are snug and warm.  The snow still calls to you, but the kitchen calls louder. 

You start off your adventure with a cup of coffee, or maybe even a hot chocolate.  Of course you need that dollop, or two, of freshly whipped white cream.
 As you putter about you imagine all the ways you will enjoy your day in the kitchen. The scent of fresh bread baking is the first thing to cross your mind. You can picture yourself slicing into loaf of white bread and slathering it with butter, peanut butter, or jelly.
Later on for dinner you'll enjoy a comforting dish blanketed in a lovely white cream sauce.  Or, maybe today is the day for a glorious side of buttery white mashed potatoes?  Pizzas and pastas laden with cheese. Or perhaps the stillness of the day challenges you to try that fancy fish recipe.  You know the one.  The one where the flaky white fish is bathed in a flavorful sauce.  
 But then your sweet tooth gets the best of you and you realize that you must have dessert.  You start daydreaming about vanilla cakes, meringues as fluffy as the clouds, and warm and spicy rice puddings and before you know it your decision is made.  Or is it? 

Please make or post your White As Snow recipes by January 22nd.  Don't forget to link your post of the week with Mr. Linky below and leave a comment afterwards so we don't miss you gorgeous recipe. If you're new to IHCC, just click on our Welcome post to get all of the details.

If you missed out on our rice is nice recipes then visit here.

Outside it is white as snow.  What are you making in your kitchen?

I Heart Cooking Clubs *White As Snow* Participants

1. Heather - Italian Sausage & Potato Frittata
2. Kayte - Baked Fish Parcels
3. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Winnie the Pooh Waffles with Honey
4. Natashya - Skordalia
5. Deb In Hawaii--Skordalia
6. Michelle ~ Fusilli con Cavolfiore (sort of!)
7. Kim -Baked Feta
8. Andreas - Braised Endive
9. Donna-Gelato al limone


NKP said...

What a challenge to think of white foods - I think I have some Greek garlic mashies in my future...

Heather S-G said...

I love all of the white pictures! Although I haven't posted it yet, I made my recipe yesterday...started out with lots of white ingredients, but the finished dish wasn't white...after seeing this post, it almost makes me feel like I should make something else! (But I probably won't...)

Kim said...

Heather - Sounds like you started out white. I wouldn't worry about making anything else. We're stress free, right? xoxo

NKP said...

Absolutely! White ingredients don't necessarily equal a white finished product. I'm sure yours is super delicious!

Heather S-G said...

YES =)

Heather S-G said...

Okey "started as white" dish is posted! And it was deeelicious :)

Kayte said...

I think I could have made all of the dishes in the White section of the Apples for Jam book...but this one sang the loudest, and with just cause, it was fantastic!

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Another one with white ingredients :) Fun challenge, so many white recipes I wanted to try, I also made the white milk loaves but might post those next week.

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that amazon has Tessa's book Venezia on sale for $14.00 today 1/17, I just picked up a copy!

NKP said...

Great deal on the book Andrea!

My skordalia is up! And you can probably still smell my garlic breath. From there.

Deb in Hawaii said...

We can hang out Natashya--we were on the same wavelength this week and I made skordalia too.

It's posted and it was pure garlicky goodness! ;-)

Michelle B said...

I fully intended to make Fusilli con Cavolfiore, but it ended up being more of a jumping off point. Hope that's ok.

Kim said...

Loved Tessa's Baked Feta.

Joanna said...

Just dropping by to say I miss you ladies! Mamahood and work has me too busy to blog much, but I've been bookmarking your recipes :)

luckybunny said...

This was one of my favorite recipes I've made so far - the lemon ice cream. It's too good - it's kind of hard not to eat it all up in one serving. This week was fun! I'm off to see what everyone else made now!