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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blizzard, Cookies {RECIPE}, and Four Christmases.

Hello, hello, hello!!!

It snowed all day yesterday AND all night last night. "Blizzard like conditions"! When we woke up this morning the temp was 4 degrees, with a windchill of -17, winds up to 30+mph, and 12 inches of snow! Can we say "brrrr..."

 Jack Frost paid us a visit.

Here are some of the pics from the snow day yesterday:


So much snow that my husband couldn't even get the sled to go, it kept getting stuck!


I stayed inside most of the day and made yummy snacks! I had some random stuff in the cupboard and decided to make chocolate covered pretzel sticks (with sprinkles for fun)

Perfect combo of salty and sweet.

 Harley wasn't a fan of the chin deep snow, I'm sure he was cursing us for bringing him to this frozen state, when he could be toasty and warm in Southern Georgia!

 This picture doesn't even do real justice to what our backyard really looks like!

That snowbank is almost as tall as me. It's at least a good 4 feet! 

Yep, that's our driveway!

Looking out from the garage.

Last night I was in the mood for cookies so I baked these yummy Classic Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip ones. They were a new recipe that I had never tried before and they turned out better than I hoped! I thought I would share the recipe with y'all! (That's right I said y'all!)


 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 3/4 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream together the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add Baking soda, powder, and salt and mix. Add flour, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

I'm calling them my Oatmeal Choco Blizzard Cookies! :) Posting this recipes reminds me of when I lived in England and I used to have a website to keep all our family and friends up to date with what was going with us and post pics etc. I post a weekly recipe on there. It was fun and I might do it again. I love, love, love to cook and bake so it wouldn't be hard for me to come up with yummy recipes I could share.

Also, I saw this yummy Cresent Chicken on Carrie's Blog and thought it looked so good, that I wanted to try this out. This recipe is from Whatever... (go check it out!) It iis so simple and easy, and I had all the ingredients (there are only 5!) in my kitchen already! Thanks Carrie for posting about this!!

Last night we enjoyed an extra night together. As I mentioned before, my hubby works nights so we only see each other at nights on the weekend. We enjoyed the snow day as a family and then after the little one went to bed we snuggled up on the couch and munched cookies and sipped hot cocoa and watched Four Christmases.

SOOOOO funny!!!! I was laughing all the way through this movie! I was laughing so hard at one point that I couldn't breathe and had to rewind to see what go said while I was struggling to catch my breath!


 Have a lovely Wendsday everyone! I'll be back soon with a survey and snowflake pictures!


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  1. i am so glad you like your dinner!! :)
    that movie was funny. i think i may need to see it again this year!

  2. I'm making that crescent chicken too!! I make the beef version about twice a month, mom's secret recipe! :)

  3. Oh and I forgot to mention I do the recipe thing every Wed. It's so much fun! Four Christmases is a very funny movie, we saw it summertime, when we were wanting Christmas to be here! lol

  4. glad you like the chicken! That is some serious snow we would be in some deep trouble here people freak out if a flake hits the ground!

    Love the cookie recipe thanks for sharing!

  5. great photos! the frosty window one is excellent!

    chocolate covered pretzels are my FAVE!!!! yum :)