Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Dig Out Day....And There's Chili!

Well the blizzard finally stopped......and this is what it left--- plus drifts due to the high winds during the snow storm. The snow dropped upon us was around 12"-14" deep, depending on where you were in the Kansas City area.

My beef is that because of the damn idiots who parked their vehicles on our neighborhood's street and the 2 cul-de-sacs, the plows haven't come. But fortunately, all the neighborhood's SUV's have bravely struggled around the cul-de-sac and then up the hill, "flattening" the street snow to the level that might possibly allow those of us without 4-wheel drive to get out. (Except for that part at the point where your shoveling effort ends and the street begins---where there's a bump of snow.)

Blaine shoveled the whole driveway---ours and the landlord's--- as you can see above, which is good because that pays back a favor to for our landlord, who shoveled both driveways after the last snow episode.

Anyhoo, now Blaine's in the kitchen making a pot of his famous chili, yay!!!

Blaine says he's not going to allow me to go to therapy for my "long day" at the psych center tomorrow. He doesn't want me to drive on poor road conditions---he doesn't trust that the city will plow well enough, salt well enough, or whatever. That's fine. He took tomorrow off and so I'd rather stay home anyway, to be with him.

After all.....I've got to make that chili pie with the chili leftovers!!




Deb said...

Chili is tthe perfect compliment to a snowy day and knitting. Chili pie? Do tell please, I've never heard of it, but it sounds wonderful!

Bo... said...

Thank you, Deb! Everybody has their own way of making chili pie, but here's the recipe that has been handed down in my family:

In a long 9 x 11 cake pan (or casserole dish) put a substantial "layer" of chili. Then put over that a layer of very shredded lettuce. Then put a substantial layer of regular Fritos. Then cover the Fritos with a substantial layer of the shredded cheese of your choice.

Put in the oven at 350 and bake for about 30 minutes (and the chili looks like it's bubbling and the cheese has melted.)

Maggie said...

central IL got over 13 inches, most this area has had for years. Our plant shut down, most of maint guys even called in, LOL, it's getting back to 'normal' starting today.
At least you have plenty of yarn and jewlery supplies to keep you entertained while snow bound.

Bo... said...

Hi Maggie! You're right--I've gotten a lot of knitting done! I'm working on my uncle's sweater and it's slow going because it's a double knit yarn, really skinny. I don't have to tell you about the dig-out days since you guys get more snow than we do. It's a total pain!