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Old 05-12-2006, 06:20 AM   #11
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I saw weather report yesterday and it did look like you were in for some very nasty weather. Hope you made it through okay and shame on you, making your poor hubby stop at a pizza shop. :)

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Old 05-12-2006, 07:52 AM   #12
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Well, we managed to dodge that bullet. Apparently 2 small ones touched down about an hour south of us, but the rest of it passed us by.

We ended up with positively torrential rain & strong winds, then everything went very still & very dark, & then the sun came out. Just in time to have pizza - lol!!

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Old 05-12-2006, 07:57 AM   #13
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I agree with those who have said that tornado (and for that matter, hurricane and blizzard) warnings have become so commonplace these days that if you stopped life for them, you'd never cook anything again. The ability to have these warnings is a blessing, but the best way to deal with them is to have your supplies for them in stock all season, your alternative fuels on-hand, throughout the season. Then just proceed. Pound your cutlets very thin so you have minimal stove time needed. I'm with the group who says to toss 'em out if you have them partially cooked and your electricity is out for more than a half hour or so. But you need to have things like ham, tuna, etc on hand anyway, just substitute. Personally, if I really thought a tornado (hurricane, blizzard) was going to hit, I'd prefer my husband come directly home rather than be wandering around town finding food "just in case" it hits.

If I'd quit cooking every time a hurricane or tornado warning went out in Florida, I wouldn't cook from April through December.

In both Hawaii and Florida when the electricity did go out, I'd cover the pan immediately and leave it on the burner. On electric stoves, the residual heat will easily cook a thin cutlet or chop through, just slower.

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