Getting Ready for Ice Storm

Getting Ready for Ice Storm

"...so what are you doing to get ready for the incoming ice storm? Made your break 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. 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:

 Must haves for a Missouri ice storm include fresh herbs, cat treats, hot chocolate and books.

Must haves for a Missouri ice storm include fresh herbs, cat treats, hot chocolate and books.

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.

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? There's a CD in there somewhere but 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!

Charlotte