Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowmegeddon 2011

Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse. Two words that make me laugh when I read about the snow storm that has stretched over 2000 miles. We got a lot of it here! My kids have thoroughly enjoyed the time off of school and the snow. Here's what it looks like in our driveway.
Here's my hard working hubby trying to clear the 2.5-3 foot drift.
 I was busy making these delish bits of yumminess.

A bite of heaven. I got the idea from The Pioneer Woman a few weeks ago and have been waiting to make these when I can eat them. We did a sugar fast for 28 days. Yikes! It actually went great.

Maybe it's the snow that's got me thinking about budgeting. Well, who am I kidding. I think about it all the time.

And I'm okay with that.

No. Really. I am.

We are lucky to find something that we enjoy and can actually do well. Something I enjoy but cannot do well? Play the piano. But that will come with time.

What in particular was I thinking about? Well, cheap meals. Tonight I'll be making ham and beans with cornbread. YUM! Especially when you splash a little hot sauce in it. The bag of beans cost me $1.09 at Target. The bag of cornmeal cost $1.19 at Reasor's.  I'm extremely lucky that Grampsy sends me canned ham. But when we make a ham, the leftovers are endless and we never use it all, so I freeze the ham and bone for later. A little oil, salt, eggs and sugar later and I have a total comfort food meal. Perfect for this snowy night.

Enjoy! Stay warm, stay cozy and stay safe!


  1. My reward for shoveling the snow, fresh brownies. Takes me back to when I was a kid, except for the snow.

  2. The brownies look yummy! Love the pics - is that a flower plate? So perfect for the middle of a flower!

  3. It IS a flower plate! Rachel gave them to the girls about 4 years ago. They are perfect centers to the plate!