Winter came sliding in on Monday. There wasn't much snow here. Just enough on top of freezing rain to make the roads treacherous. The local news reported nearly 150 vehicle crashes and several injuries. After a harrowing drive home from work Monday evening, Son braved the elements and started out early Tuesday morning. After his car slid through the first two intersections he came to, he turned around and came home, called his workplace and took a vacation day. There is a mentality of bravado here in Minnesota when it comes to driving on icy roads. Many risk life and limb just to be able to brag that they didn't let a little ice or snow slow them down. Those of us with functioning brain cells realize that if our cars are wrecked or if we are wrecked, we won't be going to work for a while. No work, no paying the rent. Better to miss one day than a lot of days. It is called common sense.
Yesterday was a strange day. I spent the better part of it snuggled under my warm, fuzzy blanket. I just couldn't seem to stay warm. The only thing that tempted my appetite was a bowl of the turkey soup I had made. And fruit juice. Son came over to use my WiFi and I slept in my recliner through most of his time here. I knew things weren't right when the coffee he brought with him didn't appeal to me. My poor landlord came by early in the evening to do something or other in my apartment. I'm not sure just what that was, for he took one look at me and said he would be back in a couple of days. Guess I looked pretty rough. Thankfully this morning I woke up feeling fine.
So now that I have had several cups of coffee, it is time to catch up on the household chores I let slide yesterday. I have two large stock pots of turkey broth in the fridge to can up as well as the rest of the turkey soup. The soup turned out really good, but I find that I am pretty much turkeyed out. I have given up on trying to make small batches of soup. Just can't do it. I still have leftovers even when I palm some off on Son. I still have a large pot of the soup left, so I will can that up as well. I think it will taste pretty good to me in a month or so. In the meantime, supper of scalloped potatoes with ham sounds good. What a difference one day can make!
How we spent our Memorial Day weekend
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Sounds like a rough virus. Glad you are feeling better. Your potatoes sound yummy. I have a sweet potato chili in the crock pot for tonight and made some corn muffins to go with it.ReplyDelete
Lisa...I think it was just one of those sneaky little 24-hour bugs. Sure knocked my legs out from under me, though! Would you like to share your recipe for sweet potato chili? I must lead a sheltered life for I had not heard of that dish before. Sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you stayed cozy through the storm and your son took the day off. The weather in/around Minneapolis was on my night time news two nights in a row. The roads looked horrible. Good for him to have some common sense and stay home.ReplyDelete
Your scalloped potatoes sound wonderful. I'm making a baked pasta dish for dinner tonight that should last a few meals. SJ in Vancouver BC Canada
SJ...Our weather forecasters tend to make every other snowflake sound like the storm of the century. Other areas around me got more snow, but here SW of Minneapolis, we dodged the bullet again - except for the ice. I am glad Son used his common sense, too. No employer pays enough to make it worthwhile to risk an accident in conditions like we had on Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Scalloped potatoes sounded good to me, too. There won't be any leftovers here, though. Son called me a while ago, wanting to know if I needed anything and when I told him what I was making for supper, he allowed as to how that sounded good to him, too! :)
Glad you're feeling better.ReplyDelete
would also ask for sweet potato chili recipe. thanks
these 'tiny' viruses seem to be going around. daughter has one for two days. hope she will throw it off tomorrow.
Thanks, Gorges...Wasn't worth more than about two cents yesterday, but just fine today!ReplyDelete
Deb...I had never heard of sweet potato chili, but it sure sounds good, doesn't it!ReplyDelete
Whatever it was I had, it just hit me out of the blue. Chills, kind of achey all over, no appetite, all I wanted to do was sleep. And gone today. Hope your daughter feels better real soon.
I was like that too, i get overly warm in the car go outside cool down indoors too warm out again. Its a cycle, that why folks get sick. My wife bumps up the heat, I turn it down she bumps it up again. It a daily game. I tell her your cold but the kids are cooking in their rooms. Scott is in his room dressed like its summer still, and I'm in sweats and cool. Glad you and son are safe. The snow we got was wet and heavy to shovel.ReplyDelete
Rob...I haven't been out since Thanksgiving, so I think it was just a little virus that slipped in just long enough to make one day kind of miserable and then left. I can turn the heat in my apartment on and off or switch to air conditioning, but the temperature is programed in and I can't change it, so I don't have the problem of too hot or too cold. We got very little snow. Folks have been chipping ice off the sidewalks instead of shoveling. I think I would rather have snow than ice!ReplyDelete
I wonder if your turkey soup helped kick out your 'bug', Vicki. I'm glad you're better and back at canning. It's too bad more folks don't have common sense. Maybe they would be canning soup as well.....ReplyDelete
Fern...My Dad used to claim that chicken soup and a bottle of 7-Up would cure almost anything. Dad was usually right about most things. :)ReplyDelete
Common sense does seem to be going the way of the dinosaur, doesn't it. I believe that we will soon need to rely on those old-time skills like canning, gardening, sewing, etc. There doesn't seem to be much interest in these among the general population. Sad, really.