We finally got snow yesterday!
Granted, it wasn’t much, but the roads were slippery, so I did not venture out. Instead I pretended like I was SNOWED IN and ate pancakes.
[Got the recipe]
- 1 cup ground oatmeal [into a flour]
- 1 T granulated sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk [rice milk, butter milk, regular milk]
- 2 t cooking oil
Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, crack the egg, and beat it. Add the milk and oil to the egg mixture. Blend well. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture; stirring well. When the wet mixture is fully incorporated, scoop 1/4 cup servings onto your griddle or frying pan and cook away!
Seriously these are FANTASTIC.
You can then top them with syrup, or [our topping of choice!] stewed blueberries!
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 t cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
Mix the cornstarch and water together, beating out all the lumps. Set aside. In a pot, on medium heat, add your blueberries and sweetner of choice. When the blueberries are thawed a bit, add in your cornstarch mixture. Continue to stir until you have a bubbly, thick, blueberry syrup.
After breakfast, I did something I rarely do these days. WORKED OUT! I haven’t been doing anything but yoga, and while that’s nice, my body can tell.
I did an hour workout broken up into 20 minute segments.
- 20 minutes weights
- 20 minutes elliptical
- 20 minutes yoga
All sweaty I vegged out and watched Gilmore Girls for about an hour, and then headed to the kitchen to feed the beast.
Craving salsa, I threw random ingredients in the food processor and came up with this:
Then I realized we had no chips. So I improvised.
Made my own.
Sadly for me, I had to share this portion with others. Had it been up to me, I’d have kept it to myself.
That spurt of creativity and energy wiped me out, so I bathed to refresh myself, and also ready myself for the next meal.
Better than Wendy’s I say. Linden is THE BEST chili cook. Of course she learned from THE BEST BEST, Mama D.
And she learned this from Grandma:
Baked apple pie!
We always make these little pies when it snows, so yesterday would have been incomplete without it.
Thank you Linden, for making our snow day complete.
Do you have any ‘snow day’ traditions?
I realize it’s very possible that we only have snow day traditions because it only snows once a year, much like Christmas comes, and to others it is not quite so exciting to wake to a blanket of snow. But…share! What are your uncommon traditions? Not necessarily snow day, but unique to you traditions.