February 07, 2010


so… it’s the “day after” the day after a weather event the media called so severe that they recommended people stock up on enough food for 5 days…. FIVE!!!! an event that postponed a big music event here in town, an event that closed down my restaurant for a whole saturday, and event that left me without internet for close to 10 hours!! the horror!!!. now if you’ve read my blog, you know that I’m all about snow. I grew up in syracuse, ny and spent many years in colorado – I’m used to people going OUT for big snows, not raiding every grocery store for their 5 days of bread and milk. to be honest, it frustrated me to the point that I opened the door of my restaurant and yelled to the skies “it’s just snow!!!!” but when I look at it from a different perspective, the places where I’ve lived before know what to do with all of this white stuff, thereby making it basically like any other day - down here, schools will be closed for DAYS and life will not return to normal for awhile. so we pulled together as small towns tend to do and ATE! last night a bunch of us went over to our friend meg’s house for beef tenderloin, roasted shallots and some of the best cheese I’ve had in awhile (silly me forgot the camera last night) we even had a jigsaw puzzle! a perfect snowy evening. this morning the party moved to ann & randy’s house for breakfast and it was the perfect beginning to super bowl sunday! ann & randy’s son bryan and his wife have been without power going on 2 days (they live across the bridge which got a severe beating) and I’m hoping for a report soon that the power is on and that they are warm and watching the game!


mmmmm…… bacon…….


ann & randy’s dogs sarge and mo – “sharing” a toy


this is scrapple – some of you may be familiar with it – if you’re not, google it. it’s a pretty popular around here but I’ve never acquired the taste for it


these are some of the best croissants in the world that ann gets from willams sonoma – beyond good – I could have eaten 20 of them. here they are before….


and the buttery, crispy melt-in-your-mouth after


I’ve taken hundreds of photos of sarge over the years but I can’t help myself… he’s so darned handsome!


the one great thing about this storm is that it’s forced me to kind of slow down for a few days. after we got home last night, roland turned to me and said “we actually spent a saturday evening together” and it’s kind of pathetic just how rare that is. I’m not staying as focused on the goals that I set at the beginning of 2010 when it comes to making time for downtime with the hubs and my friends as I should – I’ve also been slacking a bit on blogging…. but one thing at a time. so having said that, I’m turning off the computer, getting my pajamas on and hitting the couch for food,  my boys and football!! WHO DAT!?! Go Saints!!!