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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Cooking in/for the snow



    A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.

    Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:

    --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.

    --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe

    --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    Greek church cookbooks)

    Still to be dealt with is banana bread.

    The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.

    gloria p
    prepared for a blizzard

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <ifiuh1$stn$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.
    >
    > Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >
    > --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.
    >
    > --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >
    > --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    > Greek church cookbooks)
    >
    > Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >
    > The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >
    > gloria p
    > prepared for a blizzard


    Sounds like fun. :-)
    How will you re-heat those if you lose power?

    Best of luck to y'all!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinelien

  3. #3
    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 12/30/2010 3:45 PM, gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >
    > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.
    >
    > Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >
    > --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.
    >
    > --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >
    > --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    > Greek church cookbooks)
    >
    > Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >
    > The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >
    > gloria p
    > prepared for a blizzard


    It sounds like a delicious combination to me. When a heavy snowfall is
    predicted, are the supermarkets packed with people buying food and
    water? It is like that here when we expect a hurricane.

    Becca

  4. #4
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    Ema Nymton wrote:
    > On 12/30/2010 3:45 PM, gloria.p wrote:
    >>
    >>


    >>
    >> The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >>
    >> gloria p
    >> prepared for a blizzard

    >
    > It sounds like a delicious combination to me. When a heavy snowfall is
    > predicted, are the supermarkets packed with people buying food and
    > water? It is like that here when we expect a hurricane.
    >
    > Becca


    Of course. When we lived in New England we used to joke that hurricane
    prep was "buy white", i.e. bread, milk, toilet paper, candles (or
    batteries.) It's pretty much the same here.

    People always talk about the Christmas Eve Blizzard of '83 (or maybe
    '82) when many people were snowed in for 5 days or more. That cost the
    Denver mayor his reelection after he suggested that the solution was to
    send out garbage trucks to "pack down the snow" on major streets.

    The city (and many of the suburbs) still plow mostly the major arterials
    (4-6 lanes) and not the residential streets. Of course the snow often
    melts very quickly here (strong sunlight) except for the few weeks per
    year when it gets below zero.

    gloria p

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    gloria.p Guest

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    Omelet wrote:

    >>
    >> gloria p
    >> prepared for a blizzard

    >
    > Sounds like fun. :-)
    > How will you re-heat those if you lose power?
    >
    > Best of luck to y'all!



    Losing power isn't much of an issue here, unlike places we've lived
    where ice and snow snap power lines. Our power lines are mostly
    underground in the 'burbs here. We usually lose power when a car wipes
    out a transformer box on a main street's sidewalk and that can happen
    any month of the year.

    gloria p

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 30/12/2010 5:37 PM, gloria.p wrote:

    >
    > Losing power isn't much of an issue here, unlike places we've lived
    > where ice and snow snap power lines. Our power lines are mostly
    > underground in the 'burbs here. We usually lose power when a car wipes
    > out a transformer box on a main street's sidewalk and that can happen
    > any month of the year.



    I used to be impressed with how reliable our electricity was. We rarely
    lost power. Then for a few years it became very unreliable. Once or
    twice a week I would come home to find that clocks needed to be reset
    because of a short power interruption, and any time there was a storm we
    were pretty well guaranteed to lose the power. However...... a few years
    ago when there was a major problem and millions of people were without
    power for several days, ours was only out for a few hours.


  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.


    Got this via email today: Two Feet of Snow
    http://picasaweb.google.com/sf.usene...23032380424802

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Cheryl Guest

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    On 12/30/2010 6:36 PM, sf wrote:
    > On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, "gloria.p"<[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    >> For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.

    >
    > Got this via email today: Two Feet of Snow
    > http://picasaweb.google.com/sf.usene...23032380424802
    >


    Clever!

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    In article <ifj1ii$6m4$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    > >>
    > >> gloria p
    > >> prepared for a blizzard

    > >
    > > Sounds like fun. :-)
    > > How will you re-heat those if you lose power?
    > >
    > > Best of luck to y'all!

    >
    >
    > Losing power isn't much of an issue here, unlike places we've lived
    > where ice and snow snap power lines. Our power lines are mostly
    > underground in the 'burbs here.


    Good planning! It should be that way everywhere imho. :-

    > We usually lose power when a car wipes
    > out a transformer box on a main street's sidewalk and that can happen
    > any month of the year.
    >
    > gloria p


    Around here, it's squirrels that pop transformers. <g> I have one on my
    driveway power pole and a squirrel did that one in several months ago.
    Cops showed up when the power company was working on it as someone had
    reported a gunshot. The explosion was rather loud... and said tree rat
    did not survive.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinelien

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.

    >
    > Got this via email today: Two Feet of Snow
    > http://picasaweb.google.com/sf.usene...23032380424802


    Clever! <g>
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinelien

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    sandi Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:ifiuh1$stn$[email protected]:

    >
    >
    > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.


    Me too. Made the copy cat Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana soup &
    spicy red chili.

    Trying hard not to think about the shoveling of snow in a few more
    hours. I ve got to get/move to Phoneix AZ soon. LOL But I hear
    they got some snow in the past 24 hours too!

    >
    > Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >
    > --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in
    > Sept.
    >
    > --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >
    > --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than
    > my Greek church cookbooks)
    >
    > Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >
    > The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of
    > ethnicities.
    >
    > gloria p
    > prepared for a blizzard



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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    On 12/30/2010 8:57 PM, Omelet wrote:
    > In article<ifj1ii$6m4$[email protected]>,
    > "gloria.p"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Omelet wrote:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> gloria p
    >>>> prepared for a blizzard
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like fun. :-)
    >>> How will you re-heat those if you lose power?
    >>>
    >>> Best of luck to y'all!

    >>
    >>
    >> Losing power isn't much of an issue here, unlike places we've lived
    >> where ice and snow snap power lines. Our power lines are mostly
    >> underground in the 'burbs here.

    >
    > Good planning! It should be that way everywhere imho. :-
    >
    >> We usually lose power when a car wipes
    >> out a transformer box on a main street's sidewalk and that can happen
    >> any month of the year.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > Around here, it's squirrels that pop transformers.<g> I have one on my
    > driveway power pole and a squirrel did that one in several months ago.
    > Cops showed up when the power company was working on it as someone had
    > reported a gunshot. The explosion was rather loud... and said tree rat
    > did not survive.


    Common occurrence around here too OM. At least twice a year as we have
    droves of "protected" tree rats. I guess the city fathers never heard of
    an air rifle with a suppressor. <G>

    When we lived in Corpus Christi we rode out Hurricane Alan in 1980 and
    never lost power or phones, all utilities were buried. Should be a law
    that covers that as it was probably a life saver for those folks who
    needed power to survive. I rode that one out in a very large chemical
    plant and we were up and running twelve hours after the storm passed
    through, that's what efficient county and city planning does for you.

  13. #13
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    In article <4d1dccb9$0$2143$[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Around here, it's squirrels that pop transformers.<g> I have one on my
    > > driveway power pole and a squirrel did that one in several months ago.
    > > Cops showed up when the power company was working on it as someone had
    > > reported a gunshot. The explosion was rather loud... and said tree rat
    > > did not survive.

    >
    > Common occurrence around here too OM. At least twice a year as we have
    > droves of "protected" tree rats. I guess the city fathers never heard of
    > an air rifle with a suppressor. <G>


    Going to have to look for one of those! Tree rat is tasty.

    ;-)

    >
    > When we lived in Corpus Christi we rode out Hurricane Alan in 1980 and
    > never lost power or phones, all utilities were buried. Should be a law
    > that covers that as it was probably a life saver for those folks who
    > needed power to survive. I rode that one out in a very large chemical
    > plant and we were up and running twelve hours after the storm passed
    > through, that's what efficient county and city planning does for you.


    And voting in the right officials...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    "One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."
    --Robert Heinelien

  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, gloria.p wrote:

    > A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    > For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.
    >
    > Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >
    > --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.
    >
    > --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >
    > --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    > Greek church cookbooks)
    >
    > Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >
    > The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >
    > gloria p
    > prepared for a blizzard


    jeez, gloria, you're just supposed to lay in a stock of food. you don't
    have to cook it all at once.

    oops, i guess if you have an electric stove, maybe you do.

    your pal,
    blake

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:36:27 -0800, sf wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, "gloria.p" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    >> For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.

    >
    > Got this via email today: Two Feet of Snow
    > http://picasaweb.google.com/sf.usene...23032380424802


    <snort>

    your pal,
    blake

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    gloria.p Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    > On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, gloria.p wrote:
    >
    >> A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    >> For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.
    >>
    >> Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >>
    >> --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.
    >>
    >> --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >>
    >> --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    >> Greek church cookbooks)
    >>
    >> Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >>
    >> The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >>
    >> gloria p
    >> prepared for a blizzard

    >
    > jeez, gloria, you're just supposed to lay in a stock of food. you don't
    > have to cook it all at once.



    If I didn't cook it when I was in the mood it would have sat in the
    fridge until it was ready for the trash. I was having an inspired
    cooking day.

    >
    > oops, i guess if you have an electric stove, maybe you do.



    We rarely lose power so that wasn't the reason. Besides, if we lost
    power I wouldn't be able to reheat anything and we'd be eating tuna
    salad probably.


    gloria p

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sat, 01 Jan 2011 14:54:04 -0700, gloria.p wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >> On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:45:02 -0700, gloria.p wrote:
    >>
    >>> A heavy snowfall is predicted for today in Denver.
    >>> For some reason this sent me into a cooking whirlwind.
    >>>
    >>> Either on the stove or already in the refrigerator I have:
    >>>
    >>> --pork green chili using some of the Hatch chilis I froze in Sept.
    >>>
    >>> --sweet and sour red cabbage using (mostly) Dimitri's recipe
    >>>
    >>> --moussaka a la Greque (NY Times Cookbook recipe, simpler than my
    >>> Greek church cookbooks)
    >>>
    >>> Still to be dealt with is banana bread.
    >>>
    >>> The house smells so good, but it's quite a variety of ethnicities.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p
    >>> prepared for a blizzard

    >>
    >> jeez, gloria, you're just supposed to lay in a stock of food. you don't
    >> have to cook it all at once.

    >
    > If I didn't cook it when I was in the mood it would have sat in the
    > fridge until it was ready for the trash. I was having an inspired
    > cooking day.
    >
    >>
    >> oops, i guess if you have an electric stove, maybe you do.

    >
    > We rarely lose power so that wasn't the reason. Besides, if we lost
    > power I wouldn't be able to reheat anything and we'd be eating tuna
    > salad probably.
    >
    > gloria p


    i've been in my apartment for ten years plus, and we've never lost power.
    i think they have an emergency generator. i would go berserk.

    your pal,
    blake



  18. #18
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    In article <25eyqji586jk$.1fj2d6fdp11c4$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:


    > i've been in my apartment for ten years plus, and we've never lost power.
    > i think they have an emergency generator. i would go berserk.


    If you live in the big city, your utilities may be underground. Most of
    our power failures have been due to lightning, wind or animals. Last
    one was a giant goose.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  19. #19
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Cooking in/for the snow

    On 12/31/2010 7:29 AM, George Shirley wrote:

    > When we lived in Corpus Christi we rode out Hurricane Alan in 1980 and
    > never lost power or phones, all utilities were buried. Should be a law
    > that covers that as it was probably a life saver for those folks who
    > needed power to survive. I rode that one out in a very large chemical
    > plant and we were up and running twelve hours after the storm passed
    > through, that's what efficient county and city planning does for you.


    I think the main problem is that all of those utilities from 1980 are
    still the same 30 years later. At least here, they are very old
    infrastructure and aging badly. Same with water pipes.

  20. #20
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 1/2/2011 2:53 PM, blake murphy wrote:
    > i've been in my apartment for ten years plus, and we've never lost power.
    > i think they have an emergency generator. i would go berserk.


    Really? Where you are, you probably have PEPCO. They have the worst
    run of the whole area lately. Our datacenter at work has lost power
    about 4 times in 2010 in Rockville. We didn't have enough generator
    support, but we do now.

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