I made a big roast beef today, with au jus and mashed potatoes and broccoli. We lose power at the drop of a leaf around here, and when it goes off, it stays off. So, I've planned no meals beyond this and have stocked up on easy stuff I can cook on the gas stove top. I blew it last year at this time, and did a big grocercy shop and lost tons of food to a week long blackout.
The roast beef will get sliced up for sandwiches if we find ourselves without power.
Vegan Stew with garbanzo beans, potato and artichoke hearts for the vegans of the household. Chicken soup with homemade stock (veggies and wild rice) Homemade Whoopie pies are on tomorrows agenda. And I've got to try the flour-less PB cookies posted on the PB thread!
Not alot of wine on the house, but with 2 sick people the Ginger ale and chicken stock will be more popular. Plenty of beer and ice.
You should try in the absence of lobster pot pie (long live Trattoria Acqua in La Jola, CA! wow it was the best meal.) you could do the true Kentucky stew Burgoo! - And yes there was a Kentucky Derby winner bearing that name, in honor of the food: Burgoo King (1932 Kentucky Derby & Preakness Stakes) .. expect no less with the citation from me
Be sure to stock up on more booze in the am for "Sandy"!
Sooo since I have ni idea what and if the storm is going to be as bad as they say...I have dine nothing except stock up on drinking water. Gas for the genny but I think the genny is at the neighbors...LOL Hope we can get to if if we need.
If the power does out...it will be fair game for what is in the freezer/fridge rather than buy lots of stuff that works best for us...rather eat what "might" go bad.
That's what I should have done... I have three chicken drumsticks that just didn't roast as well as I would have liked and are waiting to go in some kind of soup. Chicken and dumplings would have been a great idea had I been thinking!
I expect that dinner for the next few nights is likely to be grilled cheese and tomato soup on the stovetop (love having a gas stove!) and big Red Delicious apples with sliced cheddar and summer sausage. Suits me fine.
"I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
- Harry Dresden
A friend has, in this order. Cigarettes (I know), several lighters, wine (lots of wine), Ensure and chocolate. She figures she has it covered.
hahaha love it....my one friends facebook posts have revolved around baking apple and cinnamon bread, ordering domino's, and a dash to target for snacks and movies. Clearly got her priorities straight.
We're just on the edge of it so will likely just get wind and rain, but tonight we had steak, baked veggie casserole, mushrooms and green beans. Yummy!
I made a delicious turkey chili last week though & am very tempted to do it again. Chili in the slow cooker is definitely the way forward.
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
I tend to cook a bunch of food up on the weekends to reheat for meals during the week. This week I made the mistake of sending hubby off with my list to do the shopping. (This was in exchange for me taking his mother shopping.) I told him I hadn't written anything down for a meat course; he should just pick something out that looked appealing. Of course, NOTHING looked appealing.
Luckily I had some chicken thighs in the freezer and a plastic sealed ham steak in the fridge. Ham steak got diced up and thrown into the crock pot with some black eye peas. Chicken thighs got tossed into a casserole with some stock and whole grains and slow cooked into a kind of pottage cocoction. We've got a generator, so we can use the microwave if the power goes out.