Bread and Snow are on my mind this evening. I have been hearing stories of my friends and family back in the Midwest getting ready for a big snowstorm. I know what it is like back there when there is a major threat of snow. Milk, bread and other staples disappear quickly from the grocery stores as people get ready to hunker down and ride out the storm.
So, my wandering mind also had a bit of snow here to wonder about as well. We had a nice winter storm blow through here yesterday which dumped snow on the hills and also on Mount Diablo.
I took this first picture while stopped in traffic in Livermore on the way to work. You can see the beautiful green hills that we have in winter here along with the snowy peak of Mount Diablo. You can also see a hay field in front that has recently been mowed. An interesting contrast.
This second picture was taken as I was stopped at a traffic light just a block from work. You can see snow covered Mount Diablo towering in the distance. I also like the way that we have the nice stand of Palm trees partially blocking the view. By the end of the day the snow was mostly gone, but it was pretty while it lasted.
Just last week I had written a post about Mount Diablo and mentioned that it is not every year that we get to see it covered with snow. This is definitely one of the years when it does get a short lived covering of snow. To see a picture of both peaks of Mount Diablo covered with snow two years ago you can visit the previous post: Mount Diablo
Bread and Snow was the title, so is there some Bread in this post as well?
I decided to have a little fun with my quest for a temporary replacement for Home Pride Bread. When I was at the grocery store last night I saw someone with a loaf of this bread in their cart and decided to go find it. In my Home Pride Update post on Saturday I had mentioned that I was not sure if I would try another bread since the potential return of Home Pride is drawing nearer. This loaf caught my eye and I knew that I would have to give it a try. So, the bread this week is King’s Hawaiian – Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread. Think of a sweet Texas Toast and you will have a good idea of what the bread is like :-).
I hope that all my friends and family in the path of the storm are safe and well stocked. Maybe not with Hawaiian Sweet bread, but hopefully with what you need.
What do you stock up on when it storms?
For more posts on this subject, click on Home Pride Bread.