The Thaw Before the Freeze

By: pbcmedia

Jan 24 2009

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Category: 1, Creativity, Humor, ICICLES, Life, Personal, Photography, WEATHER


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

Icicles are going to be Photography for Shut Ins 101.

I am testing these shut-in waters a little too seriously these days as my back has gone out and people are coming over for lunch to have my new favorite thing:  Onion Soup Gratinee!  (Click HERE to see my pot and the recipe)

Only problem is I can’t lift the french oven into the oven so I called my neighbor and he’s coming over at 11:30 to deposit the pot of cast iron into the oven.  My luncheon guests can haul it out.

But, in the meantime, I am doing field work for my new niche.  The icicles are beginning to melt but the weather forecast is for a dramatic swoop into single digits by tonight.

One thing is central to shut ins: weather.  It’s fascinating.

©Pat Coakley 2009


3 comments on “The Thaw Before the Freeze”

  1. Give the Randolf and his bride my hello’s. I hope the luncheon turns out wonderfully and your back is soon on the mend! May the ice melt soon so you can enjoy your freedom again… the trains and carwashes are missing you !

  2. Pat, you don’t have to use a cast iron pot to do your onion soup. You can do it in a regular pot with the lid on. Most modern pots can be put in the oven. Especially something like that which will cook for a long time at a low heat.

    Love your picture :) Beautiful!

  3. HJ, the luncheon turned out great! They both loved it. I gave them the recipe. Always makes me laugh when someone asks for the recipe of anything I cook!

    Amber, that is good to know if none of my neighbors are around in the future. It looks so pretty in this pot that I love to use it if there’s any able bodied person around!

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