Record-breaking cold has blasted not only the mid-west, but a good portion of the country over the last week with temps falling 50-60 degrees below zero. Plus add a gusty wind and the air now feels like negative 60-70 degrees. Here in the mid-Atlantic we’ve been exposed to temperatures in the single digits to which my oldest brother who lives in Chicago stated this was considered heat wave.
The polar vortex and global warming are definitely issues for us to think about, and topics I must research to understand fully.
My dearest friend Quy bundled up against the cold at the Mosaic Center in Falls Church, and a photo of the frozen trees in our yard at Heath.
Veggie soup with a fabulous homemade beef broth was made to keep the family warm. I combined broth, tomatoes, red beans, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, red cabbage with thyme, oregano, rosemary, and peppercorns. All ingredients were placed in pot to be slow cooked for the day.
Stay warm and comfortable,