Rain and maybe snow

@GardenGerty (106612)
United States
January 11, 2019 2:31pm CST
We have had rain all morning and it may change to snow. Should have known it was coming, as I woke up with a headache around 3:30 a.m. Eventually I gave up and got up. I worked in the kitchen. I have made yogurt, and it is in the dehydrator, warming and culturing. I also made sausage gravy, and our lunch which was beef with red beans and rice.With that we had a microwaved sweet potato, cornbread and hot tea. Oh, also have done dishes. Time to do some more. After breakfast we chose to go run some errands we needed to do, in case the snow starts. It rained heavily. I tried to post from my phone. Not a success. I have also put together a breakfast casserole for the rest of the week. I think Bob will make hamburgers this evening. One day this week we will have "turkey pot pie". I still have some turkey and stuffing to eat as well. I guess we will not starve, even if we have a blizzard. Hope you guys are all comfortable and well fed.
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@JohnRoberts (69946)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jan
You have been super busy today.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
I think it is my excuse to avoid worrying too much. I had a lot to catch up on from his time in the hospital.
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@amadeo (81627)
• United States
11 Jan
It is very cold here.Will be all weekend.Bundle up.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
We have been fortunate not to have wind with the snow and rain. It makes it not feel quite so cold.
@DianneN (97418)
• United States
12 Jan
You were wise to stock up, even if it poured. Bob must be feeling well enough to do some cooking.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
That is how he guarantees his burger is just how he likes it. I did all the prep work, slicing onions and such, but I was glad to let him man the skillet.
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@DianneN (97418)
• United States
14 Jan
@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I hope you stay warm and dry. I gather Bob feels well enough to cook which is a good sign.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Cooking is one of his favorite things. He had to make two meals of his burger, though.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
@GardenGerty It's good he is feeling up to cooking.
@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
12 Jan
Glad you won't starve, and have plenty of food ideas for the week. Hope the snow wasnt much, if you got any.
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@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
14 Jan
@GardenGerty sorry you were without, ever. that's never good. I don't like beans. neither do my mom and brother. but my boyfriend likes some. Oh wow that is great or the hamburg!
@LadyDuck (195513)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
I am thinking to the noon lunch, I think that today we are only going to have vegetables. I have 4 artichokes, I am going to steam them with garlic, olive oil and parsley.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
I have never cooked artichokes, and have only ever had them in a hot dip with spinach. I bet I would like them. I use a lot of garlic.
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@LadyDuck (195513)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
@GardenGerty I used a lot of garlic to season my artichokes and they were delicious.
@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
It sounds troublesome to go out today there. I also noticed that before it snows, it will rain hard.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
We got home before we had snow and got some good bargains at that.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@GardenGerty I do think that you are lucky that it wasn't troublesome.
@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jan
Just ate dinner. We are looking at all snow tomorrow.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Well, I think ours is finally passed and it may even get nice tomorrow. At least that was the last I heard. It has been 27 most of the day today.
@wolfgirl569 (16325)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Jan
@GardenGerty We got between 2 and 3 inches.
@Nevena83 (10236)
• Serbia
11 Jan
Snow has fallen here for days and the height is about half a meter.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
You have quite a bit to contend with. It has not snowed that much here in a long time.
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@Nevena83 (10236)
• Serbia
14 Jan
@GardenGerty Today, the snow melted quite a bit.
@CarolDM (12299)
• United States
11 Jan
Stay warm and dry. Hamburgers sound good. Cold here and maybe sleet the weekend.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Hubby likes them best when he makes them himself., burgers, that is. Sleet is yukky.
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@CarolDM (12299)
• United States
14 Jan
@GardenGerty Nothing like a good homemade burger.
@1creekgirl (13656)
• United States
11 Jan
Sounds like you're ready for whatever comes! I better check our forecast, just in case.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
I try to stay ready. I hope you are pretty safe.
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@1creekgirl (13656)
• United States
14 Jan
@GardenGerty We are, it's just dreary and almost cold.
@sallypup (30665)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan
Busy, productive you. The roads this morning were icy so I drove slow but had no encounters with ditches.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Most of the routes we travel have been brined when they think snow and ice is coming.
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@sallypup (30665)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Jan
@GardenGerty I'm lucky if I encounter gravel on the roads.
@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
11 Jan
We have snow coming in and are under a winter warning now, and what is it when you put yogurt in a dehydrator. I'm glad your not going to starve and I'm making chili tonight to keep us warm.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
I made chili today as well. I explained on @maezee s response how I make yogurt. Yogurt is a fermented product and has to be kept warm or incubated while it is growing. My best place to keep it at an even temperature for several hours is to put it in the dehydrator at the lowest temperature.I figured I would need to explain it. A long time ago I had made a post about my method on here. I do not know if it is searchable now.
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@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
14 Jan
@GardenGerty that's interesting, hope you enjoyed your chili.
@BelleStarr (40743)
• United States
12 Jan
I made bacon and eggs for breakfast. We have leftover macaroni and tuna salad and white bean and ham soup so we are covered as well though no snow coming here.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Very hearty. Hubby does not eat pasta, but I have some onhand for when he makes liver or chicken liver which I do not eat. I am working my way through my cooked meals and I am set for a few days.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
Bless you both. It is cold with snow here too.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Large portions of the US seem to have cold and snow right now, but it is January. Perhaps it will kill off some of the pests that come in summer.
• China
12 Jan
What a lousy weather there ! Bob must get better and better now.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
OH we sure hope so. He needs to not overdo it on days when he feels really good though.
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@maezee (35272)
• United States
12 Jan
Stay safe in the storm! I have never made home made yogurt. Is it very involved?
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
No it is not hard to make yogurt. There are many ways to keep it warm. I have a square dehydrator and the jars will fit inside, but there are lots of other ways to keep it about ninety degrees or so while the yogurt grows. I scald my milk in the microwave so I do not scorch it. I stir in extra dry milk powder. When it cools to around 90 or 95 I stir in a good brand of Greek yogurt, and put it in canning jars with lids. I turn on my dehydrator. I have used a cooler chest filled partially with hot water, and I have used a slow cooker with a water bath. My nephew says there is a recipe to make yogurt with an insta pot. My method usually takes 6-8 hours, and I make a little over two quarts at a time. I use it just to eat with fruit or I make smoothies, etc with it.
@FourWalls (16980)
• United States
12 Jan
This time of year you never know about the weather. Glad you’re stocked up on food!!
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Due to erratic incomes over the years, especially when working in schools and having holidays and summers off I learned to keep a supply of food, buying things on special and labeling it.
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• United States
11 Jan
It's cold here, but dry for the day so far. Sounds like a busy, and productive day there!
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
I try to stay busy. It helps my attitude.
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@WiseGhots (2972)
12 Jan
Rain and snow? This is NOT a good combo.
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@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
14 Jan
Especially if the rain comes first and freezes to ice. We seem to have avoided that issue locally, it turned to slush rather quickly. We have not had to drive anywhere far.
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@WiseGhots (2972)
14 Jan
@GardenGerty Oh, that's pretty bad.