Looks like the New England states, New York City, Long Island, and places south and west of there will get kinda clobbered this weekend. As in, starting Friday night. Up to two feet of snow; blizzard conditions, coastal flooding. We’re doing the storm-from-the-south meets storm-from-the-northwest thing again.
So, in preparation, here’s a list of Making Light posts that dealt with some of the issues we’re going to be seeing:
This storm looks like it’ll be backed by hurricane-force winds, so all the posts about hurricane preparedness stand: Hurricane Lantern.
During a snow event, a major killer is carbon monoxide. Snow blocks vents. Snow makes us keep the windows shut tight. And, when the power fails, sometimes snow makes us do silly things involving open flames or charcoal indoors. Check your carbon monoxide detector and recall that anything that has a flame is producing CO: Stop, Drop, and Roll.
So, stay safe, everyone. Don’t travel if you don’t have to. And remember: Weather disasters mean it’s time to make French Toast! (NOTE: While stocking up on bread, milk, and eggs, don’t forget the butter, bacon, and syrup. What kind of savages are you, anyway?)
Break eggs into a pie plate; beat lightly with a fork. Stir in salt, cinnamon, and milk.
Fry up a pound of bacon in a fairly large skillet.
Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture, two at a time. Put the bread into the skillet where you’re frying the bacon (after pushing the bacon to one side).