Posted tagged ‘winter’

What the heck??????

February 7, 2010

 

See this glorious picture of white stuff??  The car is covered.  The patio over flows.  The deck has disappeared.  The trees are overhung and you would definitely need to clear a path from the door to….anywhere.  And its not even the entire height of it!!  THIS is an accurate depiction of a Michigan winter.  What the heck is it doing over on my friend’s blog?? 

SHE lives in Washington D.C.   SHE doesn’t have a girly who begs to earn money to spend on her Thursday evenings snowboarding with her ski club friends…..yet.   SHE doesn’t have the snowblower charged and filled and ready to strut its stuff.  SHE doesn’t live in a community with salt piles and snowplows standing by.  SHE doesn’t have the long standing habitual need for a ‘snow day.’   Does she?

Old Man Winter?  Have you lost your way?  Come on back to south east Michigan…..where we are ready and waiting for you.  We need us some snow!!!

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What they don’t know…….

January 7, 2009

Tried a new soup here today.  Cauliflower Soup.    Found the recipe on www.thepioneerwoman.com.  Read it this morning as I was contemplating going outside into our 8 degree weather to take the Prince to school.  Told the royals that we were having vegetable soup for dinner.  Hedged around when the Prince asked what kind of vegetables.  Heh.  Tricky mom.  I told him only the things I know he likes.  He wasn’t even suspicious. 

Made a pit stop at the 24 hour grocery store on the way home.  Yeah…like I would have a fresh cauliflower in my fridge?  Get outta here.  Had to kind of throw it all together tonight but you know what?  It was DEE-licious!  Flat out…DELICIOUS.  And yummy for the tummy as four inches of snow is starting to fall outside our front door.

And…..shhhhhh………don’t tell…..but I made a few changes.  I don’t even keep white flour in the house so I used my whole wheat stuff.  Didn’t have whole milk on hand so I used the soy milk left over from trying my fledging vegetarian friend, Mary’s, peanut sauce with couscous.  Used the left over vegetable broth (instead of chicken)  from the same cooking project as well.   I am not telling though.  All those veggies in one bowl of soup?  And they LIKED it??? 

What they don’t know just ain’t going to hurt them….right?