Apparently the kitchen nymphs were listening yesterday when I talked about things not going as planned because this morning when I went to make breakfast, my beloved range started acting up. It’s only five years old, and a wonderful glass top model with two ovens. I love it so. But today, it’s not loving me.
Whenever I turn it on, it buzzes at me and the power and lights flicker on it. Scary stuff. So that effectively killed my plans for roasting sunchokes and baking brownies.
But, you know what? That’s okay. Today is a wonderful snowy day. The flakes keep falling, collecting on the branches in that oh-so-beautiful way that makes you stop and take back all the unkind things you’ve said about snow recently. I have to say, snow-enrobed branches are one of my very favorite outdoor scenes … and the pristine whiteness of everything is so calming.
Sure, it’s cold outside – it’s snowing, after all! But no matter, this is a day to enjoy. The kids and I bundled up (I employed the techniques I learned recently while researching an article on bundling up that I wrote for SheKnows) this morning and headed outside.
With big flakes falling around us, today is a perfect sledding day, so Will and I took advantage, making run after run. It was so much fun … and something we ought to do more often (weather permitting, of course).
Meanwhile, Paige set about to clear snow off the slide and swingset. She loves playing outside, but wasn’t so fond of snow on her gloves. Will didn’t when he was her age either.
All in all? A wonderful day … though I pray my oven troubles are quickly and easily resolved.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.