Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Weather and Crock Pots

It has been raining all day here. I mean freezing rain, ICE. There are icicles hanging from everything. Trees and power lines are down all over.

We were warned by the weather forecasters last night there was a very good chance this would occur. So I decided to put a pot of soup on in my crock pot before I went to bed. Thinking when my husband came home for lunch this would warm him and taste ever so wonderful.

Guess what???? At 8:30 A.M. this Morning the lights went out. When my husband came home for lunch at Noon the soup in the crock pot was Still hot. Was he ever so happy(not to mentioned how thrilled I was for thinking ahead something I do not always do).

Tonight it is still showering us with ice. (oh The lights did come back on later in the afternoon). They are saying there is snow to come tonight in to tomorrow and even colder temps. Of course the power could go out again.

You guess it. There is now a different soup cooking in that crock pot. Got to keep hubby fed, warm, and happy. LOL

Please keep warm and safe!!!!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Mary--I'm so sorry about your ice and snow. We got lucky this time--and only had rain, at least so far.

Glad your crock pot soup worked out... YUMMY!!! There's nothing better on a cold, winter day/night.

Stay Safe!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I saw on the news all of the ice ya'll are getting. Stay warm and keep the soup going girl LOL.

justabeachkat said...

I'm so glad you had your "thinking cap" on and I'm sure your husband was VERY happy to come in out of the cold and be able to have such a treat. I'm so sorry your weather has been so severe.


BittersweetPunkin said...

Thats a great idea...good thinking! We got some snow this morning...its gone now but brrrr it's cold!

Lallee said...

I know ice can be treacherous so I hope your husband is safe traveling out in it. What a smart girl you are to have cooked the soup overnight. Why have I never thought to start it then? Thank you for the idea! I hope you have no more power issues.

Sandi McBride said...

i LOVE MY CROCKPOT! There should be a bumper sticker proclaiming the virtues of a crockpot, don't you think? How clever of you to think about setting the crockpot up during the night...I'd never dream of that...good tip, pal!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

A crockpot is a good friend many times. How wonderful that yours stayed hot even without the electricity...that's kind of amazing really.

Hope that the weather has already eased...ice is so not fun. Pretty, but not fun.

Denise said...

I am a crock pot guru! I cook in it all the time....Love it......... Makes cooking for Mom and Dad sooo much easier........... Glad your hubby had his hot soup!

Stay warm..... we are iced in here! Should thaw sometime today I hope!

Marianne said...

stThanks for the comments on my blog! You have a beautiful blogsite! I especially love you music selections- some of those great songs I hadn't heard for a while. Hopefully it warms up for you there. It's not quite that cold here in Utah!
Have a great day!

She'sSewPretty said...

Mary!! Oh my gosh! That sounds so cold. I don't know how you all deal with the cold. It drops below 40 here and I think I'm dying. Stay warm. Eat lots of soup. Spring will be here before we know it!

kathy said...

Wish I had some good soup here -
Made some last week -- Tag making is fun !! It is pouring rain here in the south -- Stay warm - Kathy - ga

ShabbyInTheCity said...

What's in the pot today?

Let me rephrase that...

Mimi and I have been making Valentine tags...she is torn between playing with me or with the many boys who are playing Zoo Tycoon and having snowball fights.

PEA said...

Thank goodness for crock pots! lol I made my homemade spaghetti sauce in mine the other night and it was so nice to wake up to it being all done:-) So many States are being affected by that ice storm right now, please stay safe and know that I'm thinking of you. We're getting snow here today...like we need more! lol xoxo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I am just so tired of this winter too!!! And guess what? I have chicken noodle soup in the crockpot right now, lol!

I am so sorry about the power outages, that is just the worst, especially in the winter!


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Rose Haven said...

Oh, I really hate it when the power goes out. Good thing you had the soup in the crock pot!!!

I hope you're not without power again today!!

We had since lastnight, about 11" of snow. No ice, thank goodness! No power outages either.


Mary said...


I saw on the news were parts of the US are under one inch of ice. That is a lot. They showed pictures of branches falling off trees, powerlines down and a variety of other problems.

Stay safe and warm. We got the snow for the last 18 hours. (It's still snowing.) We are to get the freezing rain overnight. I hope it bypasses us.


Marie Antionette said...

Has there ever been truer words spoken? LOLGot to keep the hubby happy.I'm so sorry ,you are going though some bad weather.Its cold all over .We are cold ,but nothing like you have.Its cold one day and hot the next.Ya'll be safe and May God bless you.Hugs Marie Antionette


Hi Mary,
So Glad that your power is on and I'll pray that it stays on...
Come visit...it's good for a laugh or 2!!!
Keep warm..

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a wonderfully perfect treat for your hubby to come home to, good thinking! Stay snuggled out there!


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I don't think I could function without a crock pot! When mine broke, I went to get a new one that same day.

Keep warm!