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From Twitter 02-01-2011 [Feb. 2nd, 2011|03:01 am]

  • 00:01:54: I have never understood the pre-storm run on bread and milk. Canned food, yes. Candles and lamp oil, yes. Bread & milk?
  • 00:03:05: It is possible to combine two different leftovers: key is the right bonding material. In this case, mushrooms and fresh lime juice.
  • 08:47:21: Cold front arrived 2:30 am. Now 25F and falling, strong gusty winds, had rain, hail, and sleet overnight.
  • 08:48:09: As the saying goes: "There's nothin' between us and the North Pole but a bob-wire fence and it was blowed flat..."
  • 17:01:35: RT @patinagle: RT @zen_moments: My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not. ~ Da ...
  • 17:38:48: RT @patinagle: RT @sarahw: Holy hell, the death of writer & @PublishersWkly contributor Melissa Mia Hall sadder than I first thought. ht ...
  • 17:39:11: RT @melaniemf: A HUGE thank you goes out to all the DFW power and telecomms workers who are out there fixing power and comms lines. You' ...
  • 22:31:36: Praise to the power company workers out this bitter, windy night who restored power to our town after some hours of none.
  • 22:32:32: RT @robinmckinley: Yep RT @AdviceToWriters: Inspiration is for amateurs. CHUCK CLOSE

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-02-02 11:31 am (UTC)
Why not buy bread and milk? I buy perishables that will last a week or two in case deliveries are disrupted. G and I both like milk and we go through about a half gallon about every 4 days. So when Weather is coming, I get some extra. In some cases this gets out of hand -- A few years ago we had, something like three remnant hurricanes that might hit here in a little over a week. I did an emergency supply run for each hurricane and we wound up with 6 half gallons of milk. We easily consumed them all before they expired, but they took up a lot of room in the fridge.

And this week I almost bought bread in anticipation of the cold because I thought having French toast for breakfast during a cold snap would be fun. Actually I thought it would be a nice reminder of winter mornings when I was a kid in Connecticut. But then I got sidetracked buying tortillas and forgot to buy the bread.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2011-02-03 05:20 am (UTC)
French tacos?
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[User Picture]From: blueeowyn
2011-02-03 04:57 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine refers to "French Toast Emergencies" since the grocery runs here are for bread, milk, eggs & TP.
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[User Picture]From: msminlr
2011-02-02 11:31 am (UTC)

Bread and milk

French Toast as comfort food?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-02-03 01:53 am (UTC)

Re: Bread and milk

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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2011-02-02 02:14 pm (UTC)
I think it's the small comforts that make it easier for kids (at least, my kids) to get through a weather situation. Being trapped at home by snow is far more enjoyable if you can have hot chocolate!

The bigger concern is a situation like this is losing power, which argues against stocking up big-time on perishables, and risk to frozen foods. After the Hanukkah Storm a few years ago, where we were without power for several days, I ended up throwing away all of the contents of our fridge and freezer. Next time we have a major storm incoming, I'll stock up on dry ice to maintain the freezer temperature.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-02-03 01:53 am (UTC)
With the weather we're having right now, I could keep my freezer food outside and keep my fridge food inside in a cooler along with some ice from outside to keep it cool.
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[User Picture]From: 90sbondgirl
2011-02-08 04:59 pm (UTC)
There have been many times our garage has subbed in for a "larder" when it is in the single digits - another way of saying our garage has very little insulation, and it's definitely below 40 degrees out there, colder than our refrigerator.
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