An epic blizzard is said to be in store starting this afternoon.
According to an interesting Chicago Tribune article:
The snowstorm predicted for the Chicago area this week has revived memories of the record blizzard that paralyzed the region 44 years ago.
Over the course of 35 hours on Jan. 26 and 27, 1967, 23 inches of snow fell on Chicago, clogging streets, shuttering businesses and paralyzing the city for days. Roofs collapsed. Hundreds of stalled vehicles sat helpless in the streets. Dozens died.
Pretty crazy, huh? I’m normally not one to get all worried about big storms—I mean it’s not like we don’t normally get a boatload of snow every single winter! But when milk, eggs, and bread are flying off the shelves like it’s the end of the world and Adam’s school is already announcing early dismissal—well that at least gets my attention.
So I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and grab the necessities after school last night. I stopped at Target to stock up a few essentials (coffee, cereal, hummus, and water…no joke). I never buy bottled water (why contribute to the landfills when you can use a Brita?!) but I planned on picking up a few jugs just in case.
Well I browsed through Target, spent 100 dollars on who-knows-what, and got back home only to realize that I forgot the water. Yep, way to go Stef.
Hey, at least I found the new Cinnamon Cheerios. Priorities people, priorities. I mean who needs water when you’ve got Cheerios anyway?
We’re stocked up on veggies and beans.
Our fridge is filled with fresh fruit.
Our foyer no longer smells like the world’s largest donut.
We have a huge container of Mediterranean Veggie and Chickpea patties. (I <3 Costco!)
And we have all the ingredients for our new favorite snack.
- 2 T. peanut flour
- 1/2 T. ground flax seeds
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 T. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 C. coconut milk
Blend all the ingredients up in a blender/food processor.
Top with more chocolate chips + whipped cream!
Serve with a side of Food Should Taste Good chocolate chips (our choice), apple slices, or pretzels. It would be great drizzled over oats too!
And of course, we have unlimited movies on Netflix and on demand.
Yep, we’re ready for a snow day.