Charlottesville Breaking News
Fortunately Hurricane Irene didn't bring the rain and winds and days without power that 2003's Isabel did, nor did the Cuckoo quake leave us electricity-less. But with microbursts and Snowpocalyse-type events popping up all too frequently in this area, you know it's only a matter of time before the power goes out.
The hurricane brought the requisite warnings to check the family emergency survival kit and load up with nonperishables that don't require cooking. We wondered what else could see us through the storm besides Spam and Beanee Weenees, and asked some local food and/or survival experts what they'll be chowing down on if the power goes out.
LIsa McEwan– Hotcakes
"Think picnic," says Lisa McEwan. She'll have a baguette, cheese– "goat cheese for me, white cheddar for my husband"– and olives. Dried fruits like dates or apricots will also be on hand. Go with red wine instead of white, she suggests.
His-and-her Pepperidge Farm Cookies are another essential. She likes Genevas, while husband Keith Rosenfeld prefers raspberry Milanos.
For breakfast, McEwan suggests a Luna bar– "the salty-sweet one, which would go with cheese as well."
And for a caffeine fix for those with a way to heat wate...
The article in last week's paper on the Jefferson School (Finally: Jefferson School Ready for Renovation, August 25, issue 1034) misspelled and incorrectly identified the role of Milestone Partners. The firm is not "doing the rehab," but is actually managing the project. The firm handling the construction is Kjellstrom and Lee.