Cold Winds and Comfort Foods

The icy cold Antarctic winds continued throughout the night. With each renewed blast, we snuggled closer and closer under several warm layers of blankets to keep the cold at bay. This blasted wind is getting rather tiresome. We borrowed the marina's courtesy ute today (translation: ute=pick-up truck) to do a bit of grocery shopping. We're used to having the larder quite full just in case the weather is bad or we can't borrow a vehicle. With the cold weather, we've been eating lots of soups, stews, casseroles and chilis...all the old standbys. Food that “sticks to your ribs”, warms you going down and keeps you warm. I'll be glad when we can switch to salads again.