Nice winter we're having this spring. My daffodills still haven't opened and now they are predicting up to another foot of heavy wet snow on top of them. Predictions are for a heavy wet snow with power outages probable. O Wise One again cleans out stalls and applies clean straw bedding for the goats and rabbits and makes sure he has plenty of hay and grain ready in anticipation of this upcoming storm.
This morning I have a loaf of bread rising and have sent hubby to pick up a half gallon of milk in case we can't get in for a couple days. I always have canned milk and powdered milk for emergencies though. Same with powdered butter and cheese. I put on a big pot of spaghetti sauce and made sure all the laundry was done. Made sure I had some stored water also for that freezing pipes scenario.
People ask me all the time if I am a prepper. My standard answer is no not necessarily in the traditional sense that most think of. I don't think much about alien invasions, comets, zombies or world pandemics. I am a firm believer in being prepared for life and it's little surprises though as I think they are much more likely and common. That unplanned for storm, tornado, hurricane, illness, or unemployment can sure put a kink in one's life plans fast.
So I took some frozen stuffed shells from the freezer and venison Italian sausage.
Add some spaghetti sauce and a little mozzarella cheese and that's a meal. Plenty of veggie sides in the fridge and some garlic bread rising. I have 2 quarts of extra sauce that can be used for venison meatball subs, Italian sausage subs or just plain old spaghetti. Sauce is easily frozen until needed and easily warmed. I also took out a container of freezer slaw to defrost.
Some muffins full of grated sweet potato, pineapple zucchini, raisins and pecans.
A little cream cheese icing to finish them off.
And a pineapple upside down cake to half with the neighbor.
Baby O went to the library yesterday and stocked up on books for us all. And I always have plenty of cleaning projects going this time of year to keep everyone not necessarily happy but busy. For this weekend all the light fixtures taken down and the bugs cleaned out and then the fixtures washed. We have 3 Netflix DVD's upstairs to watch so at this point let it snow. Just more quilting time for me.
Hope everyone has a warm, safe and happy weekend and see you on the other side of this storm.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter