Jan 28, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Really, it's more like, "Baby, it's icy outside! Winter has come a bit late this year to our area. Admittedly, we have had several close calls with frigid temps since the official start of the winter season, but yesterday, today, and most likely tomorrow, is our first exposure to the wet, nasty stuff. The kids were home from school today and most likely tomorrow. I worked from home as well because many of the buses were having a bit of a trouble making it up the hill in front of our complex.

A quick perusal of the internet reveals just how obsessed folks are with the cold, the snow, and the ice. Many have blogged about their favorite way to keep warm when it’s snowing outside. Hot soup, warm blankets, loving spouses, etc., etc. For me, it's simple -- STAY INSIDE. Nothing more complicated than that. My heat works fine, the electricity remains on, and the gas stove still burns bright as my oldest
puts together our dinner. You see, it's her day in the kitchen (today she's the house mama who is responsible for answering the phone, cooking the meals, and cleaning up afterward; tomorrow her sister will take up the mantle). She made a wonderful wintry warm lunch of hot chicken noodle soup, grilled black bean and cheese sandwiches (yes, you read it right), and hot green tea with a dash of honey. I must say that despite the quixotic sound to it, the lunch was quite filling. I expect tonight's dinner to be just as out there. I'll let you know.

Stay warm.


KimT said...

I like the idea of having your kids be in charge of the cooking for the day. Very cool. I am sure they will be better people as a result. Sounds like a great way to build character. I am inspired.

VicJoRob said...

Thank you. I am just carrying on the tradition started by my parents oh, so many years ago. That is how I learned to cook and clean. Doesn't mean I like to clean but cooking can have its moments.

smariek said...

Love seeing pics of snowy scenes since I don't get snow over here. I like that idea of the kids cooking, though I'll have to wait a while to start this on as DD is only 3.