What a winter in Atlanta! First, there was actually snow on Christmas Day. The first time in over 100 years. Sunday night began a major snow storm. Well, major for us! Our weather folks are saying we've received 5 or 6 inches of snow. We are praying that we don't lose power/electricity. As long as the electricity flows, we are in great shape. We began cooking on Friday preparing for "Snow 2011".
Beef/Vegetable soup is one of my very favorite things to eat. Friday, I actually did the cooking. I know my friends will be shocked. It's not that I can't cook. It's that I don't cook. DH is an awesome cook and likes handling the meals:) Here is the pot of soup in our "natural refrigerator" - the table on our screened-in porch. The pot actually was icy today at noon:) Saturday, DH used his pressure cooker to make Jambalaya. I don't have photos of that meal, but it was superb. We were sad to see our New Orleans Saints eliminated in the NFL Play-offs. Bummer! Sunday was Gumbo time. All three of these dishes get better tasting after a day or two. DH is now making spaghetti. I also see some red beans soaking in a pot.We're all set for food!
Our backyard bird feeders were filled. The birds are set for food, too. Haven't seen any birds. They've probably let the state with all this cold and snow.
DH, DS, and DD (dear dog, of course) have been camped out in our family room. The gas logs have been a blessing. I brought down extra lap quilts. DH is using his LSU quilt, DS has our Autumn Ridge quilt and I'm encased in Crossed Paths in Sunshine. My little friend has found his spot, too.
The snow and ice on the ground has been a challenge in many ways for Rusty. He can't figure out where his grass has gone.
He walks out the door and turns right around when the cold hits him. He was quite put out with his sweater.
Here's hoping that you are keeping warm and comfortable wherever you are!