Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 29, 2012

Due to the weather forecasts, I did the menu and the weekly shopping this weekend.  Did not want to be out and about during the reign of Sandy.  As the reports are coming in, things look quite severe.  I am not looking forwards to the next few days – and we’re not near the shore. It is the anticipated loss of power that concerns us. We are worried about the two freezers and their contents should we lose power for more than a few days.  To say nothing about the loss of heat. 

We are up high – almost  1000 feet. And the back of the property becomes a wind tunnel that goes back to the Hudson.  Normal wind gusts are intensified here, so heaven knows what speeds we’ll reach in the next 24 hours.

In short, I’m not looking forwards to seeing what the wrath of Mother Nature can do.  I have great respect for the powers of this lady.

[Will get the Oct. 22 menu and pictures up real soon now]

Mon. AM             Steak and Eggs

Mon. PM              Chanterelles Chicken ad Dumpling BOTB 2001 101
                             Tossed Salad

We lost power about 6 PM so it was cooking and eating by candle light. 

Tues. AM             Scotch Broth

Tues. PM              Smoked Sausage Cassoulet BA 3/99
                             Tossed Salad, French bread

Still no power so candles again, this was very good and as I couldn't freeze it, the next day it was canned.

Weds .AM            Pea Soup f/ i

Below is some storm damage, the first is what happens when a high voltage line meets a wet road. That is a burn.

Tree holding lower wire down.

Weds. PM            Chicken and Dumpling s Revisited
 Power came on late afternoon

Thurs. AM           Pasta with White Clam Sauce CCI

Thurs. PM            Cassoulet Revisited
At this point the menu got some what scrambled as the cassoulet had been canned. This is Tilapia

Fri. AM                Black Forest Ham, Pickle and Munster Panini

Fri. PM                 Sausage, Shrimp, Chicken and Ham Gumbo Served over Rice GM 1/84 69
                             Tossed Salad

Sat. AM               Country Waffles

Sat. PM                Garlic Shrimp Tapas
Stuffed Breast of Veal with Spinach, Sun Dried T omato and Ground Veal
                                 Stuffing BA 9/98
                             Risotto Milanese f/i
                             Tossed Salad with Pears
                             Broiled Porterhouse

The breast of veal went in the stock pot.

Sun. AM              Gumbo

Sun. PM               Chinese Chicken Wings CCII
Pork Belly wit Buckwheat Spaetzle and Collards
                             Peasant Bread

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