Okay, okay, North Dakotans: we don’t know what a blizzard is. It’s gonna feel like one to us.
Anyway, here in Western North Carolina we’re bracing for the snow that begins tonight and continues through Monday midnight. Predictions call for anywhere from 3 to 24 inches, depending on whether the temperature zigs up or sags down. 10-15 sounds most likely, which is a huge amount for here.
And while I should be mostly worried about losing power (the precipitation may change briefly to rain, soaking the snow, before changing back to sleet to apply a nice glaze to the chunks of wet snow on branches and power lines), I’m more or less ready for that. What I really want is hearty delicious meals that we’ll want to come back to after playing outside. We just hopped on the Instant Pot train, so we can do that.
Also, I have a couple of maddeningly picky eaters in my children, so spiciness goes one of two ways: either none at all (like not even black pepper in the making of the food), or full-on deliciousness because I’ll feed them something else.
Final note: my god I have eaten so much macaroni and cheese over the past week. I am not down with the cheesy noodles at this point. But if you have an amazing cheesy noodle recipe, go ahead and post it, because maybe some other poor soul can use it.