When life gives you lemons, make the lemon pound cake from our February cover. This saying isn’t far from the truth for Southern Living staffers, who found themselves trapped at work due to the unexpected snow and ice storm that enveloped the South—including our hometown of Birmingham—this week. Cars were stranded, families were separated, and the whole town literally (and figurtively) froze.
The silver-lining for our snowed-in staff is that our office includes 7 fully-equiped kitchens, talented chefs, and pantries filled with the South’s favorite groceries. Homemade biscuits and bourbon-based cocktails? We just wished we could have shared them with our neighbors.
A bountiful basket of homemade biscuits? Now that’s our jam.
Test Kitchen professional Angela Sellers was cooking up a snow-worthy storm.
Colleagues gathered around the kitchen island for a smörgasbord of Southern dishes.
And this wouldn’t be a complete Southern supper without an (impromptu) bar cart. In times of emergency, we have no problem trading Waterford Crystal with Dixie Cups.
What about you? Did you get stuck in traffic for—I don’t know—12 hours? Did you experience or witness Southern hospitality from a stranger? Share your Southern snow stories with us below!