Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Like true Memphians, we went to the grocery store for a big shop on Sunday ahead of the ice storm. People who didn't grow up here can laugh all they want at how much we all prepare. Following this tradition has paid off since we're still stuck inside the house for the time being, and for once, we have actually had electricity the whole time. This never happens! (Making do has inspired many desperate recipes in the past.)
Maybe we're still very scarred from the 1994 ice storm in Memphis, when everyone was on standstill without power for up to two weeks. Trees and power lines, making the most unnatural sounds as they fell, toppled due to the weight of ice. It was a pretty trying time; it's a blessing it didn't happen again this round.
So earlier this week at the store, we went through the aisles thinking of possibilities along with stocking up on necessities since cooking sure does pass the time nicely after you've gotten work done, organized all drawers, read everything, and cleaned the house. So y'all in the same situation, stay safe and warm and let us know what you're going to make with your own provisions! Here's what has been going on so far in our kitchen, along with what might happen next:
Amazing Almond Fluor Biscuits (Gluten Free)
Cajun Boiled Peanuts in the Slow Cooker
Squash and Sage Lasagna / Summer Herb Lasagna
Peanut Butter + Banana Smoothie
Vegetarian Pot Pie
Meaty Portobello Chili
Triple Tomato Soup
& of course, since we pretty much make them every week or so, Katie's Black Bean Brownies
Posted by The Chubby Vegetarian at 10:03 AM
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Happy (belated) Valentine's! We worked on this article together last week and were really looking forward to one of our favorite days of the year. Making sushi as tradition calls for, going all around Mississippi (two highlights: here and, of course/always, here), and finding lots of records made for a great weekend. Hope you had a beautiful time with the one you love!
Posted by The Chubby Vegetarian at 10:39 AM