Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Day!

 This is what we woke up to this morning...


We had a little snow with a coating of ice over the top of it. It was cold enough that it didn't cling to the trees and the power stayed on. The road is snow and ice covered. We haven't seen a plow truck, therefore our mail box is still standing. You may remember that every time it has snowed the plow truck has taken out our mail box. 


Our neighboring farm always looks so idyllic with a little snow cover. The farm help worked quite late yesterday preparing for the impending storm. This morning it looked like all the cows were still snug in their barn.


Last night I made a yummy mac & cheese. This is my own recipe where I make a standard cheese sauce with cheddar and monterey jack cheese, then add sauteed onion, cumin, and red pepper flakes. When I mix it in the pasta I add a couple cans of Rotel tomatoes. Top with seasoned panko bread crumbs and bake until bubbly. Collard greens rounded out the meal. It was the perfect dinner to enjoy snuggled up on the sofa, streaming episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under", and hearing the sounds of sleet falling on the metal roof.

11 comments:

  1. We have 8 below early this AM and about 3 inches of snow. If I get the drive cleaned off I'll go teach the clay monkeys later this afternoon. Neighbor who has 4 sons had a plow come in to clean his yesterday.unbelievable.

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    1. My ex-husband plows snow and I remember what a pain it was. Some people didn't want to be plowed unless it was 6"+ others wanted him there for a dusting. The phone was ringing constantly with people complaining... of course everyone wanted to be first on the list.
      My driveway was always last. :-/
      I am hoping it's not too icy later... I need to go to the bank. Be safe if you venture out.

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    2. All cleaned off the drive and the roads are in good shape.It's going to be darned cold in the studio for a few days.

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  2. you got m ore than us, we just got ice, I'll be right over for that mac and cheese, looks delicious

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  3. When a dusting of snow sticks to the trees, we call it sugar snow because it looks like every thing is dusted with confectioners sugar.

    It's a balmy sixteen here with snow falling. Warm enough with no wind that I should be able to work in my studio today!

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  4. Great casserole weather, eh? Or sledding if you're just 8, like my little neighbor. Keep warm!

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  5. Same "comfort food weather" here in Raleigh. There's a beef stew with leeks, onions, lots of carrots and cauliflower braising away in the oven. We have similar approaches to mac and cheese, although I haven't tried the cumin and rotel. Like you, I use a monterey jack and cheddar combo since cheddar by itself can break and be greasy. Panko on the top too - especially nice when finished under the broiler and evenly toasted. Stay warm and enjoy your mac and cheese.

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  6. Your evening sounds so cozy. Hooray for a standing mailbox!

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  7. I shouldn't gloat that the south is getting a taste of our misery--we havn't seen the ground in weeks under feet of snow. Which is average, not unusual, but still... t

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  8. The mac & cheese looks delicious, of course being in that beautiful casserole helps.
    Maybe you should hang a sign on your mailbox that reads “Hit Me” so the plows will miss it.

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  9. The snow and ice combination under a grey sky looks about as cold as it can be.... just as well that you create such magic in the kitchen! Mac and Cheese..... mmmmmmmmmmmm!

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