Friday, April 23, 2010

F2: April Showers

Welcome again to Friday's Feast1. Today I'll be talking about rainy day recipes.

Participants in this weeks Feast are as follows:

Rainy days— they seem to change the whole dynamic. As a child it means that you can't go outside to play. As a parent it means that you somehow have to keep the children indoors and well entertained. I think it also changes what you decide to serve.

I'm not sure if it is the darkened skies, or something else— but I tend to not feel like cooking whenever it rains. I usually try and pull out a simple recipe that does not require a lot of preparation time. I tend to lean more towards things like soup and sandwiches… Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese is probably tops on the list. I also lean towards an occasional roast since I just have to add spices and throw it in the oven.

What about you… Do you change what you serve whenever it rains? Are there certain go-to recipes that you turn to when there is a change in the weather? If you are so inspired to write a post, feel free to include a link to your post when you comment so I can share it with others as well.

There is just one more week in April. Since I am moving more towards a theme a month, here are some ways of interpreting this month's theme if you want to participate in the feast:

  • April is in my [Blank]. What foods remind you of this month.
  • Spring is in the air. What spring like foods do you partake in?
  • April showers bring….
  • This year April also has Easter, do you have any Easter dishes or traditions you want to share.

So… if you have anything that relates to this topic, be sure to leave a comment and include the URL so I can include you in next weeks feast. Even if you have already posted on this topic in the past— your links are always welcome.

1 If you don't know what Friday's Feast is all about, please read the Friday's Feast page for a more detailed explanation. If you want to join in on the feast— be sure to leave a comment and include the URL to your post so I and others can know of your contribution. Also, if you want to see a particular topic— feel free to suggest it as well (I'm always looking for new inspirations).


Anonymous said...

Cooking is way overrated. I say go to The Cheesecake Factory.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love cooking on rainy days, but I am usually looking for comfort food, pinto beans and cornbread, Shepards Pie, or a quick and easy Tuna Noodle Casserole. Cooking is not overrated at all. Click on for the Tuna Noodle recipe. Today is going to be one of those rainy days.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Sorry to jump in here again but I keep thinking about your tomato soup, yum. Pimento Cheese Toasts would be wonderful with it. The recipe is posted here.

Cajoh said...

Thanks Beverly— I have added your suggestion to today's feast since it best relates to that.

LuckyLady said...

To Quirkyloon - your response reminded me of a lady in my office who does not cook or blog. when I read it to her she said it did sound like her response but she added something else. She said for the price of the meal at Cheesecake Factory you could buy a great pair of shoes. Obviously you know she is into shoes. Thoes high spiky heals which would kill my feet. I always wear flats and warn her she is going to be cripple because of the abuse to her feet. I like the tuna noodle casserole thing but mine usually comes from the Tuna Helper Box.

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