One of my favorite things about living in the beautiful Pacfic Northwest is that we generally have winter. Winter that can be driven to within an hour. Or viewed on a sunny day, enjoying the distant blanket of snow on the Olympics. Or the Cascades.

And about every five years, we deal with snow and ice for about a week. We must have been due this year.

So with less than six hours into our power outage, it was time to find a solution. My laptop battery had died. My iPad was at less than 50% battery. My smartphone only wanted to text. Emergency calls only. Enough is enough.

Rescue me!

We arrived at our “shelter” to a warm meal. Handmade sausage. Rich pasta sauce. Farella. YUM!

And Casa de Meyer didn’t stop with a meal. Hospitality galore. The evening wrapped up snuggled under blankets, watching Food Network. Sipping on a glass (bottle) of Saldo. Then, bring on dessert. Fresh raspberries. Chocolate sauce. Whipped cream. Chocolate pound cake.

Is it really winter outside? I forget. Thankfully, it doesn’t take a storm like this one to slow down, enjoy life with good company and good food. But this was FABULOUS company and FABULOUS food! Much appreciated!

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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