Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snowed in!

Usually I choose to do a pantry challenge based on overspending on my grocery budget or being bored.  But this weekend's pantry challenge was brought to me by 17 inches of snow.

I thought about pulling the sled and walking to the store yesterday (before the co-op had to close early).  But I got about a block away from the house and turned back.  In case you've never tried it before, walking in snow up to your knees is hard.  Really hard.

The whole family's been snowed in for nearly 2 days and I'm realizing just how much I value my alone time on the weekends.  But I'm taking this opportunity to clean and cook and work puzzles and do lots of laundry.  Mike's doing a fantasmical job of entertaining the kids with games of Risk, football and poker.

So far we've enjoyed: popcorn, 32-bean soup over rice, biscuits with jam, hot tea, hot cocoa, left over mac 'n cheese, peanut butter toast and probably more that I've forgotten.  Shoveling can seriously stimulate my appetite.  I promise some food photos next.  And who knows?  Maybe they'll plow our street and I can leave the house!


Catherine said...

I hear ya -- I managed to stumble to the Wedge over the snow drifts after church this morning, but thankfully, most of the sidewalks were shoveled and they were open! Whew.

Yesterday was definitely an excercise in creativity! :)

A-K said...

32-bean soup! That's a lot of beans. I was working at Seward and we closed early too...what a crazy ride home! But there have been a lot of people helping other people, which is nice to see.

Frugal Vegan Mom said...

I have much admiration that you even tried to walk in it!

How old are your kids? I LOVE Risk! I was home alone most of the day, but was did manage to make some easy chocolate chip panckes for my husband after he shoveled =)

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! so much snow- that is crazy!!