Monday, February 7, 2011

The "End Times" Blizzard of 2011

Chicago has some interesting weather, even if one doesn't like the weather up here all they have to do is wait 5 minutes cause it surely will change.   Last week, everyone was getting prepared as the weather forecast was calling for "Blizzard Conditions".  Off to the store, cause during a blizzard a hearty recipe of "Chili" will get one through.  Several cans of beans; red kidney both light and dark, a can of black beans, a can of white beans, ground hamburger, and sausage.   Even a bottle of Seagrams and Svedka Vodka are "staples" of cold weather because they are excellent to cook with, especially a little Vodka mixed in the "Chili".   A mean pasta sauce or some bourbon ribs is always a tasty treat, and the "Chili" too.

As the events unfolded and the snow continued to fall, the social networking aspects of modern life have came in as a lifesaver.   Its always great to communicate with family and friends across the country, and new friends as well.   I have to give credit where credit is due with the "End Times" as that comes from the Chicago Astronomer Astro Joe---over the last week everyone has been shoveling driveways and paths along the sidewalks.   The coverage image from NASA doesn't quite make things on the ground real, but this was a huge storm, reaching 2100 miles in length from parts of New Mexico all the way into Maine. 

Springtime cannot come soon enough.    Until then, enjoying cooking.