After spending last weekend stuck inside without a thing to do but twiddle my thumbs (it snows every weekend here...), I knew being cooped up during "snowmageddon" would drive me to drink (insane amounts of coca cola...nothing too risque). When the forecasters began calling for record levels of snow, I made a list of snow projects, and set out to stock up with the necessary items to complete said projects. Unfortunately for my waistline, most of my tasks involved F-O-O-D.
On Thursday night, I searched three grocery stores, Wal-Mart and Target for chicken....and four hours later walked away with the last package of frozen, fresh or pre-cooked chicken in northern Virginia....sadly, it was chicken leg quarters.
I know, they grossed me out too, but desperate times called for desperate measures.
Seriously, imagine Christmas Eve shopping at the most popular mall times 500 and you've got the grocery stores the night before the storm. Parking lots were packed; sadly, shelves were not. It was serious pandemonium. Don't believe me? Here's proof.
The Produce Department
The Juice Aisle
Picture that through every grocery store in the DC area. I wish I would have taken out some stock in the local grocery chains....While the shelves were slightly bare, I was able to stock up enough to make lots of goodies...
Here's what was on the menu....
Omelette with tomato, cucumber, spinach, onions and peppers.
Homemade Tomato Basil Soup with homemade croutons and feta.
Chicken Pot Pies with Spinach Salad
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream
Roasted Pepper and Vegetable Beef Stew
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Feta Green Beans and Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes
We just received word of another storm headed our way this week. I think my roomie summed it up best when she said, "Seriously the snow has got to stop, I'm turning into Ruby. When all this ends I'll need my own TV show."