Soups and stews are the order of the day and better still if there are a few things to hand to cook one up relatively quickly. Who wants to have to scrape the snow off the car to go and get dinner in weather like this when the time could be better spent making snowmen and going for a brisk walk? So its been a search in the fridge and cupboards for things that can quickly be rustled up into hearty dishes.
Porridge for breakfast - always good on a cold day; then a soup for lunch made from onion, canned beans, sliced leftover sausage (salami, ham or bacon would also do the trick) and the last bits of a cabbage - a kind of muddled up caldo verdo/minestrone.
The search for dinner possibilities revealed beef stew leftovers (always happens when there are two of you to feed - stew and casserole recipes don't seem to be devised for less than 4 - but hey why worry when they are almost always tastier on the second go). We added some big field mushrooms and then some pasta which we cooked and stirred in at the last minute.
All good warming dishes, no trip to the shops needed and plenty of chance to make snowmen because there won't be another chance to do that for nearly 20 years!