I would say, “Here in Kansas it snowed today.” But, because it apparently snowed in the greater United States, I guess that’s not too noteworthy.
Even though a glimpse of the lovely snow-cover made me itch to get outside, it seems that some others were just as eager to get inside.
After fueling up on breakfast, the next task of the day was deconstructing the Christmas tree. Then, Dan bundled up and lugged the packed-up tree to the garage. I just felt so bad for him being outside in the cold all by himself, so I decided to pull some boots on and join him.
Plus, I had to see if it was good packing snow.
After a few minutes of mocking him was the indoor warmth, I decided to let him in and sit down for lunch.
The snowball fight worked up such an appetite that I went back for some big seconds on the soup. Really, though, the soup served dual purposes: It was filling and warming. Perfect for a snowy day!
No joke, but I spent the next hour kind of aimlessly wandering around. I can see just how easy it would be to go stir crazy!
Finally, I found some direction with deciding to do some Pilates. I went through my standard half-hour-ish workout and called it good.
The rest of the afternoon was pretty laid-back. Mid-afternoon I decided to scan the pantry to see if I could whip up a warm treat. To my delight, I found a box of cake mix, a can of pumpkin and some spices. With just those few ingredients, I had everything for one of my favorite desserts.
I don’t know if I’ll ever learn my lesson, but baking before dinner is usually a bad idea. In this case, I limited my “taste testing” to a muffin… But that’s not counting the extra licks of batter. Whoops!
Fortunately, I did still have some appetite for dinner.
Easy Egg Salad
- One hard-boiled egg
- Two pickle spears
- One celery stalk
- 1/2 T light mayo
- Salt and pepper
- Chop up the egg, pickles and celery into similarly sized pieces.
- Mix in a bowl with the mayo and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with bread or atop some lettuce.
Like I said with the muffins, one for a snack, one for dessert. Legit, right?
Now, I’m settled down watching the BSC National Championship. I don’t have any big preferences, but I guess I’m cheering for Oregon. Either way, I just think it’s cool that neither team was ranked in the top-10 during the pre-season. That means there is hope for Kansas next year!
Questions: Have you ever seen “The Shining?” I always think of that movie during stir-crazy days!