Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hello Deep Freeze!

The Artic front came into our neck of the woods last night. Around 9:30pm it started raining then during the night we woke to hear sleet hitting the window and the wind roaring.  We had thunder and lightning and sleet showers. We got up this morning to the grass almost covered by sleet and snow.  Our temperatures have hovered around 20 degrees F today with 40 mile an hour wind. DH bundled up to go to feed and water the animals. He put on several layers including wool socks. He put on rubber boots. We don't have the ones with liners. He was outside an hour or so and when he came in his feet were numb and hurting (specifically his toes). It took about an hour for his toes to stop tingling. Our overnight lows are forecast to be in the teens. AND the temps are not to get above freezing until Friday. Oh joy!

I mixed up more Denver Biscuits today and Pumpkin Muffins. I cooked us stew for lunch.  I love making the Denver Biscuits. They are so convenient. The recipe makes a large amount and you can cut them and freeze in a single layer and then transfer to freezer bags. When you're ready to cook some take out the number needed let thaw and rise for 30 minutes or so then bake. I took these to retreat and treated my fellow quilters to hot bread! They were a hit. Did I mention I gained two pounds at retreat? Yeah. How did that happen? Let's see lots of good food and sitting and sewing. A perfect set up for weight gain. LOL

The newsman just said we were going to have the coldest night in a decade. Shiver. Being a quilter and owning quilts is an added benefit on night's like this.


1 comment:

  1. I know it's frigid! Have you had any rolling blackouts today? We've had some today. A most unusual winter! :(

    Stay warm,


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