Cliff to the rescue!
We saw pictures on the news of empty grocery store shelves where people had frantically bought food preparing for the storm. This always amazes me, because even in the worst times when I haven't been to the store in two weeks, I can always come up with plenty to eat. Back when I wasn't milking a cow, I made sure to have a small box of powdered milk on hand just in case I ran out, and evaporated milk also. If I happened not to have any bread, I could make biscuits or bread. Of course, living in the country where you can't run to the store any old time helps one to be prepared.
I made taco soup yesterday. Cliff's sister next door came over and ate with us since the snow kept her home, and there's enough left for the three of us to have it again today. As we were eating yesterday, enjoying it thoroughly, I suddenly remembered I had forgotten to add the onions. It was really tasting good until that realization, but then it lacked a little something... my imagination, I'm sure. I keep chopped onions in the freezer, so before I put our leftover soup away I cooked 3/4 of a cup of those in a little water and added them to the soup. Today I'm sure it will be perfect! Taco soup is one of those things that's such a treat to me, I'm sad when it's gone.
I've been separating Jody from her calf for a few hours each day, then milking her. I have to separate them because I want to make sure her udder is fully emptied at some point each day, and she won't let her milk down for me unless the calf is nursing first. Eventually she will, she just has to get used to the routine. I was very surprised at the cream content of her milk. She gives a LOT of cream.