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Yippee, Snow Day!!...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I had to close the school for the day...we ended up getting over 1 foot of snow. It is extremely rare when I close, so I felt like a fish out of water! We were in the "wild card" section according to the news team. We didn't know if it was going to rain or snow.

It was a real heavy snow. I was worried about the weight of the snow on my house's upper deck. It looked like a good work out, so I went for it! It was really heavy but I enjoyed it. I had country music blasting out of the outdoor speakers.

I should have worn these:

I then prepared Goya's 16 dried beans and cooked them the rest of the day with chicken broth, diced fire roasted tomatoes, sweet peppers, celery, carrots, onions, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground chicken and red pepper. It made for an awesome dinner!

...What to do next? My husband read an article the other day about how Roxy's favorite biscuits (milkbone) can cause cancer. I decided to try a recipe I found on-line.

Yes, they are snowman shaped! And Roxy loved them!

Here is the recipe:


2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk (I used skim)


Preheat oven to 375

Mix it all together then roll it out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut it into desired shape with cookie cutter.
Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown.

My husband and I also used the day to research SUVs. We have been looking and visited several car dealers for three months now. Our Saab (Wasaabi) is on it's last wheel.

She made it to 130,000 miles yesterday and the heater died!! Then Wasaabi stalled out at a light on the way home. We have been putting a quart of oil in every 1,000 miles. Our mechanic advised not putting any more money into the car.

We decided we really like the 2011 Saab SUV. We were hesitant because Saab is no longer in business, but have been assured that we can get parts. We saw two on-line with low miles that we like in Illinois, so we may fly out early next week to check them out. We found a real cheap airfare, and think the road trip back will be fun.

So, I got a lot done during my snow day!

I hope you did too!!

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    Instead of snowmen I saw cats missing tails. LOL
    1553 days ago
    The bean soup looks delicious as does the snowmen cookies for Roxy.

    LOL at the snowplow sneakers!
    1554 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Love the snowplow shoes emoticon
    We got 14 inches of that concrete snow! I am so stiff and sore from shoveling yesterday I can barely move, let alone walk. . .
    Doggie cookies look wonderful - leave out the salt.
    1556 days ago
    LOL! What funny snowshoes! Snow shoveling definately is a good workout!
    1557 days ago
    Love the "snow shoes". Glad you had such a productive snow day. Not only productive but filled with some fun too.
    1557 days ago
    Oh! That dinner sounds divine! I had a snow day yesterday and was thrilled! Could you see in the pics how much Sassy has grown? She is still adorable and glad she doesn't like milkbones! Jack never did either. Wonder if something he did like contributed to his cancer? Thanks for this treat recipe! sounds good!
    1557 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    watch the salt in your recipe for Roxie, otherwise I would love to have some do you ship??
    1558 days ago
    emoticon for snow days! They're great for re-charging, but a foot of snow is a bit much ;-). Love the sneaker pic, lol. Thanks so much for the dog cookie recipe, I've been looking for one since Sweets is coming up allergic to most of the commercial ones. Appreciate it!
    1558 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    Your meal looks delicious and cookies are much healthier for Roxzy.
    1558 days ago
    Your cookies look yummy! Here I am in the only state without snow.
    1558 days ago
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