Those of you in the Northeast know we got slammed with a snowstorm on Saturday, leaving nearly 3 million people without power. October snowfall is rare in this region. We’re still very much in the middle of autumn and many of the trees are still sporting their foliage. The weight of the snow on the leaves was too much for many trees to bear. While driving to our local diner on Sunday morning, we spotted numerous trees leaning over from the weight of the snow. Branches littered the streets, blocking many of the side roads and causing traffic delays. We spent the entire weekend without cable, internet or cellular phone service. Luckily, our power did not go out. We heard stories from several local business owners and employees, who had to camp out in their shops because they lost power in their homes or could not make the drive up the narrow, winding roads of Litchfield County. This weekend was definitely an adventure for many. If this is any indication of the winter ahead, we’re in for a rough one!
The fridge is chock full of leftovers, so tonight we’ll be eating those up. Last week’s gnocchi got bumped up to this week and I’m looking forward to the garlic bread that will accompany it! Here’s what’s on the menu for this week:Monday: Leftovers Tuesday: Bacon and Cheese Sliders, Homemade Sweet Potato Chips, Side Salad Wednesday: Gnocchi in Marinara Sauce, Garlic Bread with Cheese, Green Salad Thursday: Leftovers Friday: Leftovers Saturday: Arroz con Pollo y Longaniza (Rice with Chicken and Longaniza), Black Beans, Tostones (Fried Plantains) Sunday: Steak Au Poivre, Crash Hot Potatoes, Buttered Green Beans
What’s on your menu this week?