Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowy, Snowy Night


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!

17 comments:

Darlene said...

BRRRRRR!!!!! Stay warm and safe.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures. But I am so glad we are not dealing with snow!! It's cold enough without it.

Diane said...

Sounds like it's time to hunker down. Isn't it great to have all those quilts? I hope your power stays on.

AMKreations said...

Love the snow photos! What a cute doggie too! =)

Gretchen said...

Your house is definitely a place to be during a snow storm with all that great food & quilts! Love the photos of Rusty. I bet he liked having all his "staff" at home :)

Jan said...

Becky, great post and photos. It's even been cold, here, for SoCal. We're suppose to warm up soon, hope you do, too.

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful pictures. Can't belive that you have that much snow. Stay warm!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Yay you - hope you had fun with the cooking! What pretty pictures - and what a winter! Just warms the heart to see your loved ones snuggling under a quilt you made doesn't it! You star warm now!!

Brenda said...

Rusty looks nice and warm all cuddled up in your quilt. Joe got a pressure cooker for Christmas, Marion will have to share some of his recipes.

Lana said...

Wow! Beautiful snow! Glad it's not here...I would curl up in a ball and cry! Houston is NOT supposed to be THIS COLD and especially not for THIS long!
Your little pictures are great too!
Stay warm!

ABamaMom said...

I'm hoping this white stuff will go away this weekend...I'm getting cabin fever!

Lori said...

that food list made me drool. all my favorites. the sweater made me laugh! hard to keep his tummy out of the snow.

Renee said...

I'm north of you in Georgia. We still have so much snow out there and ice. I enjoyed the first 2 days of it. Now I'm ready for spring.

Micki said...

Your dog has the right idea...trying to keep warm.
Micki

JJ said...

Snow in Georgia, isnt that crazy. We always have it here in eastern WA. I went to high school in Alabama and the school would close for freezing rain. Stay warm and safe.

Gmama Jane said...

I live norht of Huntsville, Ala. and we had an inch last night and expecting more on Mon./Tues. with possibilites of snow threats for the next 2 weeks. Crazy!! But I'm from WV and I love it! Of course I've lived in Ala. for 33 yrs. so the south is my home! BTW, I noticed one of your book choices was the 36 Hr. day!. I cared for my mother who passed away in 2003 from a 6 yr. battle with Alzheimers. That book was my Bible for how to care for my sweet mama among some others. Do you care for an elderly loved one?
Blessings
Gmama Jane

julieQ said...

BRrrrrrr!! Hope you are all dug out by now!!