It looks as if the Blizzard of ’17 is coming to an end. We didn’t get the two feet forecasted but we got a hellava lot of ice and sleet. And cold, cold wind. It’s still blowing like crazy, but the worst of it seems to have passed.

I guess at some point I’ll have to get out there and start clearing the drive. I’m in no hurry, though. I’ve reached prime heart-attack-while-shovelling-snow-age. I shall take my time.

In the meantime, a boy must eat. With enough provisions set to keep us going until the next blizzard, I thought corned beef hash with a basted egg would be a nice spin on things. I bought a pre-cooked corned beef a few days ago thinking I might make Reubens or maybe a Corned Beef Special for Victor, but hash called my name, today. There’s still enough to do sandwiches. Maybe.

The hash was as basic as basic can be. Cubed potatoes, cubed corned beef, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Fried. When it was 99% done, I cracked a couple of eggs on top and covered the pan for the eggs to baste.

It was the perfect luncheon on a cold, wet, snowy day, and the perfect fuel needed to go out and tackle the drive.

For dinner, we’re going south of the wall. Not sure exactly what, but it will have a Mexican flair!

Stay tuned…