Saturday, January 19, 2008

Winter Thunder Storms

So the other morning on Positive Hits Radio, they were talking about the winter thunderstorms we were supposed to have last week. Then one of them said that when there is thunder in the winter that means within the next five days there will be snow.

I wonder if this is an old wives tale?

I will tell you one wives tale I know—if it snows and it does not melt quickly, it’s because it’s laying around waiting for the next one. The Next One = Tuesday or Thursday if the weather people are are correct.

The place where I work does not close for inclement weather. Last Thursday’s snow resulted in an email stating that fact and that we could go if we were worried but that work had to continue seamlessly.

What I really wonder though is what makes people think that they need milk and bread and what do they do with all their extra milk and bread when it does not snow? And if they get to the store and there is no bread left on the shelf or no milk in the refridgerator section, what do they do? I suppose they could buy cream or evaporated (not sweetened condensed) milk and water it down, but the bread I am not so sure about. I suppose if they own a bread maker, they could buy the mix. Or depending on what they had planned to do with the bread, they could check in the frozen section or buy the bake it your self crescent rolls, but I don't know. Do you?

And really, who wants milk and bread when it snows? One word: Beans. Hot soupy beans and of course toilet paper. And maybe milk to make cornbread.

Speaking of Cornbread, here's my recipe for it (about time don't you think):

For a medium cast iron skillet that has been seasoned
Pre-heat the oven to 350.

1 cup yellow self rising corn meal (3/4 cup if you want it to be more cake like)
1 egg
1 tablespoon flour (add 1/4 cup if you want it to be more cake like)
4 tablespoons sugar (if you like it sweet--if you don't just omit this)
milk (regular or buttermilk)

Mix everything but the milk together. Then add milk a little at a time until it's all wet, but not runny. Bake for about 30-45 minutes.

Happy Saturday!
PS- class was not what I expected at all. Stressed for almost nothing. Almost.

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