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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Comfort Food

As we prepared for the storm, one thing always comes to mind...food.  Since I had an early meeting Sunday morning to discuss hurricane preparedness for our News Systems, I decided to setup a pot roast in the crock pot.

Sue drops Kyle off at work, which in his case is at the soccer fields.  I go to get him at noon, and there are long lines at the gas stations, and full parking lots at the convenience stores.  Everyone is heeding the warning, and filling up on fuel and milk....

I stop at a Handy Pantry and get some bread and soda.  A few glazed donuts and a bag of BBQ potato chips from 7-11, and some pricey gasoline from the local station who ran out of regular....

This day in history "On this day in 1999, a powerful cyclone in the Indian Ocean suddenly intensifies to the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. The next day it struck India, killing more than 10,000 people. It was the deadliest storm in the Indian Ocean since a 1991 storm that killed more than 130,000 people.
Cyclone 05B, as it was designated by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, began as a tropical disturbance in the South China Sea. When it reached the Andaman Sea on October 24 it became a tropical depression and struck the Malay Peninsula the following day. The storm attained cyclone status on October 27 in the Bay of Bengal and then continued to strengthen as it bore down on the northeast coast of India."

While Sandy is only a category 1 hurricane, it is an unprecedented storm in that it is supposed to for the first time in weather history make a left turn to the West and come straight into the mainland.  It is being dubbed as Frankenstorm, with tropical and Northeaster qualities.  We are supposed to have astronomical tides and flooding as a result.

By dinner time, the school district has already announced that school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.  We take comfort in knowing that all of us will be able to stay inside as we wait out the storm.  

A hearty beef pot roast with dumplings, comfort food.  

Photo of the day "Hurricane Comfort Food"


P.S. Will start cooking baked ziti and meatballs Monday morning.  There are people who eat to live, and others that live to eat.  YOLO

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