Brrrr…. It’s like 38 degrees outside. It was just 80 yesterday.
Have I told y’all how much I despise winter? I hate it with a passion you wouldn’t believe. It’s depressing. Actually, hate isn’t even a strong enough word for me to use. I dread it more than going to the dentist, which is saying a lot.
Probably the only thing I like about it is the excuse to make soups and chili and chowders.
Yes, it’s 5 am in Birmingham in early November, which means that in three days the high will be 80 with a low of 60, only to be blindsided by a forecast of “possible flurries” next week.
You don’t know whether to bundle up and brace for the cold or wear capris and a tee. Actually, the worst part about our weather is that you can potentially do both in the same damn day.
It’s such a pain in the ass.
It’s called OIA (Only In Alabama), which means that we have the most crazy weather probably in the entire country. We don’t get the traditional “White Christmas” like you see in the movies, nor do we have consistently warm weather. I remember wearing shorts running around outside when I was 9 or 10 on Christmas Eve.
That being said, you never know when a random ice storm could show up and wreck the shit out of your world. Because here, we aren’t prepared. Nope. Not even in the least. Ice and snow storms have come and gone here randomly since the beginning of time but Birmingham seems to think that we don’t need to take precautions for when they show (think Blizzard of 1993).
Did I just ramble? I think I did. Let’s get back to food.
This is one of my favorite things to make when it’s cold outside. Just like my salsas and dips, I make lots of different versions of this and tend to ad lib depending on my mood, but this one is tried and true. I just recently added the pie crust, making it a “pot pie”. It gives it great texture, and I put a layer of cheese underneath the crust that melts while it’s baking.
Here’s the printable-