We put a big heavy pot filled with chipotle-and-salt-rubbed brisket and lots of sliced onions into a slow oven on Wednesday, the afternoon before the big snow storm. It kept the kitchen warm and its rich aroma lifted our spirits. When it finished cooking, we buried the pot in the snow. Yesterday was spent digging out pathways and cars before evening brought on more snow, and yes, thunder and lightening. (Surely, we thought, frogs and locusts were to follow!) This morning was all sunshine and light and mild enough outside to melt the snow and all our cares away. So, you may be wondering, whatever happened to that buried pot of brisket? We dug it out, brushed off the snow, and reheated it on top of the stove for lunch. We spooned big pieces of the tender, spicy meat and flavorful broth over rice, and served it with avocados, scallions, cilantro, wedges of lime, and soft corn tortillas to scoop up all the goodness. Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends. Hope something this spicy comes your way too!