High-tailed it to the supermarket this morning to fill my empty larder and it took me two hours to get through the aisles. Yes, another storm is coming tonight into tomorrow and the entire population was there, buying for armageddon. Cheesh!
NJ has called a state of emergency for tomorrow (Thursday). Schools and businesses will be closed, trash pickup is cancelled, and I have 45 robot messages from the mayor telling me to stay in the house. Ok with me! I plan to make soup and chili and stew with some of the food I bought today -- and maybe risotto. I bought arborio rice and shrimp and asparagus and thought it would be a treat for Friday night dinner. Before I left for Fla I bought a large butternut squash and have to decide whether to make soup or add it to the risotto.
I am going to crawl into bed, but before I do I want to share with you a photo I got yesterday from Carol Capshaw. She won one of my lovely log cabin blocks at the schoolhouse I did in Houston a few years ago when my book came out -- and she transformed it so fabulously that I was hard put to find the original bits in her gorgeous redo. Here is the before and after. Don't you love how she reinvented it? I do!
On that cheerful note, I am off to dreamland with the expectation that I will awake to another winter wonderland tomorrow. Oh, joy.