School was dismissed early due to the threat of bad storms arriving during dismissal or worse…when buses are on their routes. We are a large spread out county and most high school bus routes are over 2 hours long. Since the timing looked bad, we left a couple of hours early.
Everybody has their weather burden to bear. For our area, if a tornado is forecasted within a 200 mile radius, it’s going to hit right here. We know the risks and fortunately, our local meteorologists are extremely knowledgeable. We have warning systems that now let us know what’s coming and how severe. The days of just leaving things to chance are long gone. We can now know where rotating storms are developing and how fast they are moving.
I don’t say all this to downplay the severity of storms or tornadoes, but to say they are a way of life for this area. We are used to spring and fall severe weather season.
Tonight, I thought I would add a little zing to dinner.
Tequila lime chicken, citrus salad.
Confession time: The chicken is from Tyson. Go to Wal-mart or Sams. So not clean food, but quick food in case the power went out.
- dressing: oil, lime zest
The good news is the storms did not do any damage around here so we can breathe easy for now. That is worth celebrating.