Show of hands: who here got snowed in over the weekend?
We got some snow-slush here, but nothing major to report. For someone who wasn’t snowed in, I sure acted like I was. I curled up with my kindle and started binged reading Station Eleven while binge listening to Dave Matthews Band.
Binge oohed and aahed over all y’all’s instagrams of snowy day photos and snowy day crock pot meals and baked treats.
Left the couch only to go for a couple snowshoes, then back to the couch I went.
Lifted zero fingers to write a blog post.
Ate like I was preparing to hibernate through the snowpocalypse.
Speaking of hibernating…
I’d be lying if I said I don’t sometimes wish uuuge pots of chicken and rice would – POOF! – appear out of the ether and feed me for weeks on end. Some ladies wish fancy clothing would materialize in their closet, other gals just want to hibernate with a damn fine cauldron of comfort food…without having to put in any effort.
As real life would have it, no food fairies have bestowed massive vats of chicken dinner upon me thus far. And you guys, I’m not going to lie…this is no 30-minute meal. As in, once you start this thing, you’re in it for the long haul…which is actually quite perfect for a snowed in occasion, or a special occasion.
Which brings me to my next point:
When I googled “chicken biryani” to get more deets on the classic Indian (slash Pakistani) dish, what I found was this dish is traditionally served at weddings and family gatherings. So, not exactly your mid-week throw-it-together-after-work sitch. Now that I’ve sufficiently scared you away, I will say this is one of the best meals I’ve ever made in the entirety of my lifehood.
The RICE, you guys! So flavorful with all the seasonings PLUS the chicken fat lubing it up for some intense explosions in your mouth face. Don’t skip the dried cranberries or pecans, mmkay? They’re little touches of heaven.
While this recipe takes some time and effort, it’s worth every stitch. I adapted the recipe from One-Pot Paleo by Jenny Castaneda, and lemme just say, this pot o’ flave is my slow jam. The recipe feeds 4 to 6 people very comfortably, and if you’re into leftovers, this is absolutely a meal you want to prepare and eat on for dayz.
Eat, drink, and be merry
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