If you're forced to stay indoors thanks to the storms and hurricanes that are taking over a good portion of the country, take advantage of the situation by practicing your cooking skills. We've rounded up delicious food and drink recipes that will be sure to comfort  you through the roughest of weather. Some require little preparation, some can be cooked from food you already have, and some might be a little more complicated, but hey, what else do you have on your, err, plate? Stay hungry, stay dry!
Sharp Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
There's probably no other dish that puts the "comfort" in comfort food like macaroni and cheese . Up the yum factor by adding some sautéed leeks.
Hot Chocolate With Coconut Milk
Warm up with the ultimate cold-weather drink: hot "cocoa nut,"  made from powdered coconut milk.
White Bean Chili
For a spin on the classic red chili,  make use of ingredients you might have lying around: green chilies, white beans, chicken, and cilantro.
Celery Root and Leek Soup
When it's cold out, nothing sounds better than warming up to a delicious bowl of soup. Cook this celery root and leek soup  in a large batch so you can enjoy some later.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
For a freezable dinner recipe, try your hand at this savory vegetarian roasted dish . Incorporating sage and thyme, it calls for a longer cooking time but will be well worth it in the end.
Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Heat up your kitchen with spicy chicken broth . All you need are some cooked shredded chicken, sliced avocado, fried tortillas or tortilla chips, and cilantro.
Baked Potato Soup
Got a baked potato lying around? Turn it into a nourishing soup  with this genius recipe.
Mouthwatering banana bread  is the quintessential cold-day treat. Salvage overly ripe bananas and chocolate chips for a delicious loaf of nostalgia.
You can never go wrong with a tried-and-true cocktail classic , especially if you've stocked up on as much booze as you have food.