October 13, 2016

Weather: Gutters cleaned? Rain is on its way to the San Francisco Bay area.

The first rain storm of the season is on its way to the San Francisco Bay area, with 1 or more inches anticipated along with heavy winds at times.  The heaviest downpour is expected tomorrow morning (Friday, Oct 14) during commute, so if you must travel by car then, please drive very carefully and allow plenty of extra time, as there surely will be many accidents on the slick roads.

Don't forget to clean your gutters, and have flashlights and a battery powered radio available in the event of a power outage.  And fixins for homemade soup or stew, along with a loaf of sourdough bread and cheese.

A recent slow simmered homemade "stoup".
Healthy and oh-so-tasty Comfort Food at its finest.

Happy Rain, Everyone!

Mary Rae Fouts

10 comments:

  1. That stew looks good. Recipe?

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    1. Most of my homemade "stoups", as I call them, don't come from a recipe, most are made with what I have on hand, including leftover roast poultry and meats, and leftover au juis from the poultry and meats.

      This stoup was made from leftover BBQ baby back ribs, smoked chipolte sausage, dried cranberry beans, garden grown green beans, fresh corn cut from the cob, fresh garlic, and garden grown red bell peppers, onion, habanero peppers, and herbs including basil and flat leaf parsley. The broth was made from leftover au juis, a bit of extra BBQ sauce, and some low salt vegetable broth. Simmered for about 3.5 hours before eating. It was even better over the next few days for lunch!

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    2. Oh, I forgot to mention I'm making a similar stoup tonight for dinner. This stoup is fabulous with corn chips on top instead of crackers, kind of a Tex-Mex dish.

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  2. Wish I had fresh sourdough bread where I live. It was cool when I was in San Francisco to be able to order sourdough toast at breakfast. Out here in Ohio its white bread or wheat bread for toast.

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    1. I know, I so miss it when I'm out on business travel in other regions. Fresh sourdough bread is the best! When in France, I remember the choice of toast was either white bread or brown bread!

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  3. Glad your getting rain.

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    1. So am I, its raining "just right" to soak in. Gardens, plants, lawn, and trees are loving it.

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  4. People always seem to drive faster and more reckless when it rains.

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    1. I agree. Glad I didn't have any outside consults today.

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  5. I could never make soup without a recipe. I am always afraid it will turn out crappy.

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Thanks for sharing your comments here! Mary Rae Fouts