What to Do When You’re Snowed-In in Toronto

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that Toronto weather has been poor recently. You can click here to read a recent news report about the “bitterly cold” spate of weather that hit this Canadian city in January. Arctic mass air led to a massive cold snap and that cold air brought snow with it – many Torontonians found themselves snowed in.

Snow may get you a day off work but at some point, staying under the duvet gets a bit boring. You’ll probably want to do something productive with your day, even if the snow is keeping you indoors. Here are some suggestions.

Learn to Cook Dishes from Leftovers

If you were too busy to prepare for the snowstorm or you just didn’t realize it was coming, chances are you haven’t stocked up your pantry. Being stuck in the house for a few days, with no way to get more supplies, is a great opportunity to learn to cook dishes from leftovers.

This huge list of leftover recipes should provide plenty of inspiration, covering all the staple foods that you cook in your home. From curried noodle patties made from leftover pasta to spinach and shrimp salad with a chili dressing, these delectable dishes will keep you fed until the snow melts and you can get to the store.

Make the Most of Your Internet Connection

The roads may be closed and your house may be walled in with four feet of snow but look on the bright side: if you’re reading this, you have Internet! Forget going down a Wikipedia hole, now is the time to make the most of your Internet connection.

Some good ideas include catching up on all those binge-worthy Netflix shows and major blockbuster movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and all four Shrek movies (both exclusive to Netflix Canada). And – as proof that having a Canadian IP address truly is the best – there are online casinos catering specifically to Canadian customers, offering Canada-specific payout methods (such as Visa and eCheck) as well as offers like free spins on slot games and bonuses. You don’t need to leave the house or brave the snow to play at these casinos: whether you visit now or after you’ve settled into the couch with your noodle frittatas, the offers are there to brighten up your snow day.

Get Organized

No one really enjoys doing Spring cleaning, do they? And if anyone told you that their favorite hobby is tidying out cupboards and drawers then you would probably call them a liar. But, it is necessary to be able to find anything in your home and you may just find some hidden treasure, including some old, but valuable memorabilia or a whole stack of loose change.

If you’re one of the many people who doesn’t like getting organized, this gallery of advice is a good place to start. It won’t do the organizing for you, but with helpful suggestions such as using a kitchen caddy for plastic bags and a smartphone label maker, it is the next best thing.

Hopefully, these suggestions will keep you entertained for the day (or days) that you find yourself snowed in. And if you exhaust all these ideas, you could always put on your snow boots and instigate a snowball fight!

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