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Storm party

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.



  • arugula
  • orange
  • almonds
  • 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.

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)

Sunday 10th of April 2011

The chicken sounds fabulous! Love the flavors. :D

We're expecting some thunderstorms tomorrow night. Not fun! I think it's due to the crazy shift in temperatures, as we're bumping from 60 to 80 in just one day.

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

Friday 8th of April 2011

That's great your area is on top of watching out for severe weather. I can imagine how calming that is to have that knowledge of what to expect. We've had some bad storms lately here and they always shock me.


Wednesday 6th of April 2011

Oh wow that chicken looks fabulous!

And I know what you mean about the storms! Half our city has lost electricity and there are trees down everywhere. I'm so glad that none of our trees tumbled and that we still have power. :)


Tuesday 5th of April 2011

I live in tornado alley too, Kansas outside of Kansas City. I'm not a native to the area and am probably too complacent about it. I remember they canceled and award reception when my son was a high school senior because of a tornado watch or warning and everyone just drove home. Kinda silly when I think about it.


Tuesday 5th of April 2011

The storms were awful here too. No damage at my house but we are definitely thinking of getting rid of some big trees now. There were a lot of trees down and we just got lucky.