|Snow and bitter cold are just other reasons to make bread. And when it comes out like this, well, it’s all worth staying inside for.
Myself, I might not come out until I run out of butter.
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From the National Weather Service:
BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 12 PM EST SUNDAY
Tonight…Snow…Locally heavy at Times. Blowing snow after midnight. Very windy. Snow accumulation of 10 to 11 inches. Lows around zero. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph…Becoming north 25 to 35 mph after midnight. Wind chill values as low as 25 below.
Sunday…Mostly cloudy in the morning…Then becoming partly sunny. Very windy. Blowing snow. Snow likely in the morning…Then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Storm total snow accumulation 12 to 15 inches. Highs around 10 above. North winds 25 to 35 mph…Decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as 25 below.
Sunday Night…Mostly clear and blustery. Lows around 5 below. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph…Decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Wind chill values as low as 25 below.
Not quite the 20-30 inches of snow that the overly-excited TV weatherboys are interrupting our regularly scheduled broadcasts to talk about… But it’s quite an impressive storm so far.
It was also quite impressive when during my regularly scheduled grocery shop, it appeared that entire families had been forced to the grocery store by panic over running out of such necessities as pop tarts and Coke. I saw one woman with about 20 3 liter bottles of Coke. Most of the family-based carts were literally heaped with necessities like Blue-Box mac & cheese, pop tarts, frozen pizza, chips and oreos. Should we get double stuffed oreos or not? One gallon of milk or two? Wonderbread or artisan?
There were no parking spaces and no shopping carts or baskets. You literally could not get through some aisles. I kept going through the baking aisle. No one was there. Apparently everyone was all set on flour and sugar and yeast, but a lot of people needed salsa.
OK – last night I really did cut some fabric. Really. But tonight — another round of 40% rye bread.
OK, and in order to keep the yeasties warm, some cookies.
Dr. Seuss meets Mother Nature:
|I cannot tell you what a relief it was when the (previously extremely sticky) unbaked loaf came out of the brotform unto the baking stone! Smells great. Rye toast for breakfast!|