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Taking a Snow Day

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.

Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas
Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe
Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe


Thursday 18th of February 2010

What adorable kids! Your snow day looks beautiful!

The Teacher Cooks

Wednesday 17th of February 2010

I am glad that you enjoyed the day with your family. The snow looks beautiful. That much snow here would shut us down for months! .-= The Teacher Cooks´s last blog ..Sugar Cookies for Your Valentine =-.

Debbie Nevins

Wednesday 17th of February 2010

Good for you, Sarah! What a lovely photo. We do gripe so much about the snow we forget how beautiful it is. And it's so important and healthy for children to play outside and enjoy that beautiful snow! (Now stay away from that range until you get it fixed. Sounds scary!)

zoe p.

Wednesday 17th of February 2010

You and your kids inspired me to go out for a long evening walk in the snow! .-= zoe p.´s last blog ..Meatballs =-.