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Snow Day Slow Cooking

PEI is in for a doozy of a snowstorm today. As I type this, I’m gazing out the window watching the winds gusting and snow falling. There's really nothing to do but get cozy inside and hope the power stays on! As an entrepreneur there is really no such thing as a snow day (boo!), but I do still love the excitement of a good old-fashioned island storm. With a fire roaring and hot coffee poured, I’m all set for a cozy workday at home. It's the perfect opportunity to put my slow cooker to use! After checking my fridge, freezer and pantry, I’ve decided to put on a batch of spicy rice and beans for supper tonight. I chose this recipe because I have everything needed on hand (I dread going to the grocery store before a storm hits). The smell of chili spice has already begun to fill the house, which adds warmth and comfort on this blustery day.

This recipe was featured in my last Slow Cooker Class and makes a lot. Tonight, I'll top each bowl with jalapeno peppers, green onion, cheddar cheese, avocado, romaine lettuce and a squeeze of lime juice. Leftovers can be easily frozen in portions for quick lunches on the run or repurposed into other meals like this take on huevos rancheros (below).

Move over storm chips, make room for storm day burrito bowls!

Stay safe today everyone!

For more slow cooker recipes like this one, register for Nourished Kitchen's next Slow Cooker Saturday!

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