Getting Ready for Ice Storm
"...so what are you doing to get ready for the incoming ice storm? Made your bread and milk run yet? I'm going to make chili...." -- Amy
Hi Amy, chili sounds like a good option, especially on a cold, icy Missouri winter day. We like to joke about the run on bread and milk when the forecast calls for a storm but there is something to be said to getting in the necessary staples. Everywhere I stopped, people were talking about staying home tomorrow and hoping it wouldn't be as bad as the winter storm of 2007. A lot of power went out that winter because of the ice on power lines. Bet there is a run on renting generators, just in case.
I have made my ice storm run for our necessities here:
I'm already stocked up on chili and soup-making ingredients but I was short on treats. Cat treats for the cats - they love Temptations Treats - and my low calorie hot chocolate mix from Swiss Miss, just in case I run out of milk for hot chocolate before the ice melts. One must have hot cocoa on a warm winter day!
While at the grocery store, I couldn't pass up the fresh potted herbs on sale, $2 each. I picked up basil, cilantro and oregano to join my rosemary, sage and parsley growing inside in pots in my windows. Now I have several choices of herbs to add to soups.
And who can go into a winter storm without a pile of books and magazines to read? A quick stop at Rolla Public Library and I’m stocked up with magazines, books and there's a CD in there somewhere in the pile. It will be a great weekend to cook, read and what my cats love to do, nap.
Hope you can stay off ice roads until this passes. Stay safe and warm!