Snow, Man

The great Blizzard of 2016 has finally passed, leaving 17.8 inches of powder throughout DC. Who would have predicted – this year’s storm reportedly dropped the same amount as in 2010 during “Snowmaggedon”. These two storms are now tied for 4th place in DC’s record-breaking snow accumulations, following:

  1. 28.0” (1922): The Knickerbocker Blizzard
  2. 20.0” (1899): The Great Blizzard of 1899
  3. 18.7” (1979): Presidents Day Snowstorm of 1979

(Skiers on Saturday)

Luckily, I picked up some groceries earlier in the week and could avoid the “bread and milk” freakout. CrockPot usage was on my mind all week, and Friday’s remote work location proved the perfect scenario to christen the appliance!

First up was barbecue pulled chicken; it turned out well! And was incredibly easy. I mixed together BBQ sauce, an onion, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, added in boneless chicken and let it cook on high for 4 hours. Paired here with Israeli couscous and frozen vegetables, because the fresh ones ran out.

And after watching the National Zoo’s Tian Tian play in the snow via social media and hunkering down inside on Saturday:


I took it to the streets Sunday to socialize and catch up on fresh air, vitamin D and Dupont Circle snowmen.



– EmPan

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