Sunday, October 28, 2012

Frankenstorm and the Week Ahead... 10/29/12

I live in Northern Virginia and we are preparing for the Frankenstorm (yes, that's really what they're calling the mesh of hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter, and a full moon a few days before Halloween.) We've moved things off the deck, brought the grill closer to the house, fixed downspouts and splash blocks, cut branches that used to scrape on the house, and removed the screens from our new windows. We have pitchers of water, a bath tub full of water, plenty of propane for the camp stove, flashlights, and cans of food. I think we're all a bit on edge in this area after this summer's derecho knocked power out for days. Schools are closed for the next two days, federal and local governments are closed, even public transit is shut down. The rain started a few hours ago... we'll see what really happens!

Menu for the Week of October 29, 2012
I've planned this week's menu to be pretty simple. I didn't want to buy a lot of perishables in case the power is out for a few days. I also wanted flexibility to make things on the grill or camp stove, if needed. Depending on the power situation, meals may switch around to different days.

Monday: hot dogs and baked beans
Tuesday: cuban-style rice and beans (from my nutritionist's cookbook)
Wednesday: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Dates
Thursday: pasta with veggies

Friday: Curried Spinach and Chickpeas with rice
Saturday: leftovers (or must-goes, as one of my aunts calls them)

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