Oh, and before you go crazy about us staying for Katrina - we did not. We heeded our city, parish, and state officials and evacuated the area when asked to. We returned a week later to assess the damage, left again, then came back when word was that power had been restored to our neighborhood.
Have you ever had to clean out a refrigerator that has been without power for two weeks? I have. Two of them. You know when you throw your chicken away in the garbage and forget to take the garbage out that night, so the next morning you've got this awful stank in your kitchen? Well, multiply that times 14 more days and you might have an idea how awful my refrigerator smelled. We did everything we could to save our refrigerators and succeeded with the garage refrigerator because it stored mostly beer, wine, and soda. But the refrigerator in my kitchen - nothing got the smell out. Nothing. Our insurance company bought us a new refrigerator and I'll be damned if I let another fridge end up smelling like a dead wildebeest.
Because of this, when hurricane season comes around we start to be conscious about how much perishable food we keep in the house. We also take inventory of what we have and plan out what food we'll eat first. Obviously the frozen food is first on the list. Frozen food? I mean all those Omaha steaks in the freezer that I bought last month.
|Bran gilling up a hurricane supper|
Until next time, Karen