The Best Recipes, Netflix Shows and More for When You're Snowbound

Finally finish "Making a Murderer" or start Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show.

ByEmily Shapiro
January 22, 2016, 1:08 PM

— -- When a massive snowstorm strikes the East Coast this weekend, many are planning to avoid the messy roads and instead hunker down inside.

But what do you do when you're cooped up in the house all weekend?

From comfort-food recipes to the best of Netflix, check out our list below.

Binge on Netflix

This weekend is the perfect time to binge watch Netflix.

Chelsea Handler's new Netflix original show "Chelsea Does" comes out Saturday.

Other recently-released Netflix shows include season 10 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," season 4 of "New Girl," and season 7 of "Parks and Recreation."

And of course, "Making a Murderer," if you haven't finished, yet.

Click here to get the full list of shows and movies Netflix released this January.

Catch Up On Oscar-Nominated Movies

If Netflix isn't your thing, catch up on all of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.

The nominees this year are: "The Big Short"; "Bridge of Spies"; "Brooklyn"; "Mad Max: Fury Road"; "The Martian"; "The Revenant"; "Room"; and "Spotlight."

And if you make it through those, check out films featuring this year's best actor and actress nominees: Bryan Cranston in "Trumbo"; Michael Fassbender in "Steve Jobs"; Eddie Redmayne in "The Danish Girl"; Cate Blanchett in "Carol"; Brie Larson in "Room"; Jennifer Lawrence in "Joy"; and Charlotte Rampling in "45 Years."

Click here for the complete Oscar nominations list.

Try These Winter Recipes

"Good Morning America" has tons of recipes for chilly weather, from pasta fagioli to hot chocolate. Check out the links below for more.

Carla Hall's Yellow Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Rachael Ray's Buffalo Chicken Chili

Rachael Ray's Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Soup Club Cookbook's Winter Minestrone

Rachael Ray's Turkey Chipotle Chili

Valerie Bertinelli's Turkey Meatball Soup

Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Trisha Yearwood's Cornbread-Chili Casserole

Emeril's Simple Braised Pot Roast With Vegetables

Coolhaus' Maple Bacon Hot Chocolate

Use Apps To Keep You Entertained

Even apps on your phone like Cookie Jam and Yoga Studio can help keep you from going stir-crazy.

Cookie Jam

Cookie Jam, a puzzle-based game with over a thousand levels, will take you on an adventure – and a delicious one, at that. The game can be synced across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Amazon apps and Facebook. Since it’s cold out, we recommend complementing your Cookie Jam play with a cup of hot cocoa and of course, a cookie.

Yoga Studio

If the idea of being cooped up indoors with your kids, significant other or roommates all weekend has you stressed out, consider doing some yoga. For $3.99, the iOS compatible Yoga Studio app will let you choose from a list of 65-minute classes that cater to all skill levels.

Get ABC News' full list of apps to keep you busy here.

Check Out ABC News' GoStreams

Last but not least, if you're desperate to get a look at the sunny outdoors, take a look back at some of ABC News' live GoStream broadcasts, like this one of ABC News' Marci Gonzalez as she hiked the Inca Trail in Peru.

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