Thursday, February 06, 2014

More Winter

On Monday, we were promised snow.  A lot of snow.  I put Daphne on the bus and told her it would start snowing soon, and that she would get sent home early and then we could bake cookies.  And then it started to snow, big giant fat wet snowflakes.  I prepared for the call from Wayde.  And then, just like that, it stopped snowing.  

It was SO LAME.  See that picture above?  That was it.  Lame.

By about noon, it became obvious that the kids were NOT getting dismissed early.  I felt terrible for getting Daphne all excited about it.  And I was pretty sure she was going to be really mad when she got home.  So, I baked the cookies.  Then, I surprised her by picking her up from school instead of making her ride the bus.  All was forgiven.  

On Tuesday, Daphne went to school again, and I made cheese.

I had a little as a snack, but most of it will become lasagna sometime later today.

Then later, I made lentil and sausage soup.  Good stuff.  And lentils are a Super Food!

On Wednesday morning, Wayde called.  Still no snow, but there was a lot of ice.

It was really pretty, and we got our snow day after all.  

But, we had already baked cookies on Monday.  What to do, what to do...

Daphne made SWAPs for her Girl Scout Valentine's Day party.

I started a new knitting project.

And we made "mug cakes."  Mug cakes are chocolate cakes you mix together in a mug and then cook in the microwave.  We had to improvise because we had no cocoa powder.  The cake didn't taste that great, but Daphne thought it was awesome.  Because it was cake.  In a mug.  That took only 5 minutes from start to eating time.  In the middle of the day.  Thanks to my friend Jill for the idea and recipe.  

I made a big pot of sauce for the upcoming lasagna, and we went to a library program about Little House on the Prairie.  We packed a lot into our snow day.

There could be more snow this weekend, but I'm not counting on it.  I am hoping for one more really good snow, and then Spring.  We'll see what happens.  Really, it needs to probably just stop being winter.  As you can tell, winter seems to lead to a lot of cooking.  And baking.  And eating.  Things like cookies and cheese and mug cakes are not things that should be in heavy rotation.

On that note, I think I'll head over to the rec center for a little cardio before I assemble the lasagna.

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Mug cakes: That's clever.

Making your own cheese: Fancy! :)