It is amazing, after days in a house in the 30's, the furnace comes on and 60 seems hot. Our amazing bodies get use to what they need to.
Top things we didn't have for the power outage, but will next time.
More candles, you can never have too many and don't forget the dry matches or lighter.
Wool socks, yes, I love all of our hand knitted socks, but we really LOVED them this last week.
A battery powered radio, that takes no more than 4 C batteries, if this is your sole source of info you would be surprised at how fast it goes dead (I am going to buy one of those crank ones). They have some that even charge your phone and are solar.
Water, we have a well, no power, no water. I have found some 5 gallon boxes to fill up, with a spout, these can be used to manually flush your toilet.
We are big campers, so my husband manned the camping stove. This was a life saver, when your house is in the 30's even a cup of tea is a luxury.
Happily for my husband, I am in a big cooking mood. We are appreciating running water and heat. We didn't miss the cable TV. Well maybe the food network and sci fi. I did miss my Internet!! We are pondering giving the cable up and seeing what we can get with an antenna. Does anyone out there operate with just an antenna?? I would love some input.
I'm making mac n cheese tonight and Black forest cake, my modified version below.
I like this photo, I wasn't sure how it would come out. I like the sun shinning through all of the ice on the trees.
I'm so behind in my blog reading, apologies to all, I can't wait to catch up.
Black Forest Cake
1 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cups cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk (skim OK)
1 teas. baking soda
1 teas salt
1 teas vanilla
1 21 oz can of cherry pie filling
Combine your eggs, oil, sugar and mix
Add cocoa, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and continue mixing, now add your flour and milk alternately until totally mixed.
Now add your Cherry pie filling and fold in.
Pour batter into a 9 x 12 cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for approx 30 min or until center springs back if you press on it gently with your finger.
Now you can serve warm and plain, I usually dust the top with powered sugar, to make it look festive.
May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies...