Okay, this was the week that I was seriously going to get back into the groove and get back to blogging two or three times a week instead of the maybe one a week I’ve been managing lately. But then this happened.
And the power went out for seventy-two hours. Not that I was counting. But the food cannot be stopped here at Bread and Putter headquarters. I’ve never been more thankful for our woodstove. On Sunday, I reheated the gumbo I made on Saturday before the outage on top of the woodstove. On Monday, I got more creative. I baked sweet potatoes inside the woodstove (they are staying warm on top of the stove in the top picture), cooked broccoli & cauliflower on top of the stove in that pot (started with hot water from the kettle I kept on the stove with water throughout the whole outage for tea), and grilled a small steak and two little lamb chops that were rapidly thawing yet still safely cold in my new, apparently well insulated freezer.
Some of us enjoyed the storm more than others.
As I type this, most of my neighborhood is still without power. I am so grateful to be safe, comfortable and warm. And maybe next week is the week I get that groove back.