Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard 2017’

The Blizzard of 2017 That Wasn’t

March 15, 2017

Yup! It didn’t happen. At least, not in our area. For sure, you’ll hear not a peep of a complaint from moi! It started snowing in the middle of the night but by early morning, it turned to a mix of rain and icy rain. The “Blizzard Warning!” was rescinded and snow accumulation amounts were reduced considerably. By around noon, precipitation stopped altogether though there was a very brief period of snow flurries around 3 p.m. The always reliable Sanchezes showed up to plow our driveway of what was about 3 inches of heavy, waterlogged snow.

Jen kept the leftover stuffed cabbage from our Purim dinner, so on Monday evening, I made another batch for Michael and me. Perfect comfort food for a blizzard. Or for just frigid wintry weather.

At Home: Bobe Bopsy's Holiptches

Last night’s dinner:

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Vegetarian Chopped Liver*

At Home: Bobe Bopsy's Holiptches

Bobe Bopsy’s Holiptches with Steamed Potatoes

*Vegetarian Chopped Liver is composed of French-style canned green beans, hard-boiled egg, and fried onions. I combine them the old-fashioned way — in a wooden chopping bowl using a hand chopper — and chop until it resembles chopped liver.

The recipe for the stuffed cabbage is here.

March Weather Madness Continues: Blizzard Warning!

March 13, 2017

Yesterday, we were in the Winter Storm Warning zone (Red). Today, we’re in the Blizzard zone (White)! Snowfall: 6 to 12 inches.

March Blizzard 2017

March Blizzard 2017

Whenever we’ll be in the city for several days, I don’t replenish comestibles we’ve run out of until we get back. I generally avoid going to supermarkets on Sunday since even on an ordinary Sunday, they tend to be jammed. When we come back to NJ Saturday morning, I shop that day. However, when we come back Sunday morning, I wait until Monday or Tuesday.

We left for the city this past Wednesday evening and came back yesterday morning (Sunday). Of course, before we left, we didn’t know that a blizzard was heading our way. So, yesterday, I braved the supermarkets. No surprise, they were zoo-like. Honestly, I don’t understand why people wipe the shelves clean as though they’ll be stuck in their houses for months instead of a day or two. Fortunately, the things I needed were in good supply. What? Nobody eats vegetables and fruit during a blizzard?!

During the blizzard, our electricity could go out because of the high winds. Ergo, no heat! Now that our chimney is in good shape, we feel comfortable about building a fire. So, Michael went out this morning and bought some bundles of firewood and some starter logs. If need be, then, we can huddle and cuddle near a fire in the family room. Since I will have two functioning gas burners on my cooktop (but no oven), I’ll be able to cook.

While it’s not unusual to have a major snowstorm in March, it seems odd because it’s been an unusually warm winter.

Battening down the proverbial hatches….