Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When Mother Nature Hands Me Snow, I Bake.

The Northeast is being pounded with possibly a second blizzard in less than a week today. We got almost 22 inches of snow this past weekend. Last evening, the weatherman said we were likely to get 5-10 more inches overnight, maybe more. Schools also announced closings for today.

It is 7 am as I am typing this and I have yet to look at the window. I just don't want to know right now how much we got during the night.

These snow pictures are from 4 days ago. There is a patio somewhere.

Still looking for the patio...

There is a street under all of that snow. My husband took this picture before anyone ventured outside to shovel. It looks so beautiful and peaceful.

When life hands me a snow storm, for some reason, I feel compelled to bake.

Banana Muffins...

Our dear neighbor helped us out by snow blowing a path down the sidewalk. Honestly, I think he was giddy underneath his snowsuit. His snow blower is a toy that he only gets to play with maybe once or twice a year. Today will be the fourth snowfall where a snow blower was be needed.

Chocolate Chip cookies were needed to soothe our souls and thank our kind neighbor.

I'm going to go look out the my window now. Whatever is out there, I'm thankful for my fairly stocked kitchen and that we have electricity. I'm sure baking will be on our agenda today.

What did you wake up to this morning? I would love to hear about it.

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  1. Around these parts (southwest Michigan), we had just a dusting this morning compared to you - 8 inches or so. Take care, and if you have leftover chocolate chip cookies, I can give you a mailing address to send them too. They look delicious. :)

  2. I feel guilty admitting it, but it was sunny and nice here today. It was cold this morning when I left for work -- about 54! I live in the most Southwesterly City in the Continental United States -- Imperial Beach, CA. We did get snow in the mountains yesterday!! 8-)

  3. Gorgeous photos, but oh how I look forward to the coming of spring! We have over a foot here in Indy, nothing compared to your snowfall and so thankful to only have been stuck twice this season. 3 Angels stopped and pushed me free yesterday, warmed my heart! Enjoy your cozy warmth and the delicious looking goodies.

  4. Yum! Looks like some fun treats. I wish we had more real snow days where my hubby (the baker in our family) was off. Unfortunately even if we are stuck at home, he can work!


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