Parsnip, Potatoes and Spinach Casserole - Rachel Ray
Right now, we are waiting for snow, snow and more snow and the temperature is presently 24 degrees. Although I have to go to work today, I doubt tomorrow that school is going to be open. Warm food is called for and I am thinking of trading off my roasted eggplant with a nice hearty soup. Menu plans are meant to be changed when one only hears warnings of what is to come.
It brings to mind, Hurricane Sandy, some time over two years. My daughter had just gotten engaged and we invited everyone over to celebrate (before we knew what was coming) and I started cooking and baking. Then the hurricane hit and we lost our power for two weeks including the evening of the big shindig. Fortunately, the mother of the groom jumped in and took over.
Even going there was an issue since gas was not easily available. We went that night but did not do much traveling otherwise. Even if one could get gas, the lines were blocks long and there was no guarantee, when you got to the pump, there would still be available gas.
Our area was evacuated although not strictly mandated so we stayed. What a lonely neighborhood it was. For blocks there was no one. All went well for us but those people by the water got hit hard and had tremendous damage.
I remember going to the dentist as he casually told me he lost two cars. That was what it was like. People's lives were overturned. We counted our blessings and I am still thankful that we only lost a freezer full of food. We were well and we managed.
We are taking the upcoming storm seriously for good reason this time.
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