Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hibernating!

I'm sure everyone has heard or seen Atlanta's continuing ice and snow. I bet even the researchers at the Antarctic research station have seen the footage of Atlanta drivers sliding and crashing into each other. We still have below freezing temperatures and scattered snow left in shady spots. I don't remember ever having such a long period of really cold weather here in the South. At Chez Crazy Cat Lady, we are all in hibernation mode. Nothing much going on here but staying bundled up in quilts.
This is the amount of snow that can shut down Atlanta (about 1/2" or so) with a little ice underneath.
My oak leaf hydrangea in the snow and the poor camellias that are probably a lost cause.

One way to stay warm is to do some major cooking and hang out in the kitchen. I decided to make some hearty comfort food--Shepard's pie. Lots of fresh veggies

Mashed potatoes and parsnips mixed with non-fat yogurt instead of butter and milk
Here it is ready for the oven.
Super yummy goodness and there's lots more for the rest of the week until we thaw out.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Brrr...cuddle up with those kitties and stay warm! Your shepard's pie looks yummy!!

A Quilter Awakens said...

That looks major yummy! I've been sewing, so cereal for me tonight. Karmen

dianne said...

it's the ice underneath that will do you in - stay warm!

Gari said...

I drove through Atlanta during an ice storm many years ago. We watched the car in front of us do a 360 on a bridge. I almost came to a stop and then crept over the bridge. Then white knuckled it through the city and on up to DC. That's when I said I would never go north during the winter again. ;-)

Karin said...

Thaw is on the way...stay warm. I am even ready for Spring and the pollen that comes with it!

Carol said...

This is the craziest winter I can remember for the South...we've never had cold this long. I think it's getting better the end of the week. Shepard's pie is perfect!

Brenda said...

Hope you managed to stay warm. This is some really weird weather that we are having.

*karendianne. said...

OMG it's freakin' cold in Hotlanta! That's just w.r.o.n.g. I'm just sayin'. And I'm wondering how does one swing an invite for dinner? That's some mighty awesome pie you're cookin' up there. Lordy bee!!!

Becky said...

Yea. Just plain cold. I'm wearing clothing at home I didn't remember owning like thermal underwear. My flannel backed Christmas quilt may never get taken off our bed. Your shepherd's pie sounds great. I don't think I've ever eaten it. Is that a dish your Mom made?

Cathi said...

It's slowly getting milder here so I hope the cold snap is leaving your area!

sewprimitive karen said...

Shepherd's Pie, wow, does that look excellent!