Snow Day Party

Things are back to normal after our snow days.  The kids went back to school, the adults commuted to work (well everyone but me), all in time for the weekend to begin again.  Snow days as an adult are not what they used to be, not when you are always connected to work.  While I didn’t have to trudge through the snow to the office I was working at home while everyone else was off.  Not that I am complaining, it is a nice option to have no matter the weather.  We did manage to make the most of it anyway.
Let it snow
Most of the snow hit Tuesday night, but Wednesday morning it was still coming down pretty hard. I got out there and shoveled and the kids came out and played in the snow. We finally got a chance to use the sleds even if it was just in the front yard. Though the ten year-old did manage to find some pretty large snow piles at the school to sled down. The departures was not too bad for them to spend a few hours outside. The four year-old maybe lasted a half hour, not his thing.  The husband made a sled hill off the back deck, after shoveling again.  We’d end up doing it a few times that day.
The sun came out and it was a beautiful day so I took a nice lunch time walk to check the neighborhood out.  Not too many people out.  Well except all the women shoveling.  Cracks me up that all the wives around the neighborhood are the ones that cut the lawn and shovel the walks.  Not to say the husbands are not helpful it just showcases our strong natures.  We are no desperate housewives in the neighborhood nor are we the weaker sex.  Anyway, just something I tend to observe.  Lots of people out and about, extreme weather tends to bring the neighbors out! Though not much driving going on, the alleys were all block, even the main expressway into the city was deserted except for a lone plow.
Quick Commute
After getting all the snow chores done and work that needing doing what better way to spend a snow day? Cocktails and appetizers with neighbors of course! Impromptu snacks with whatever is in the fridge always turn out great. Heck we had all worked so hard I even popped open the bottle of proseco that had been sitting around since New Year’s Eve. Topped if with a little fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit, so it is a health drink right?
Spicy crab Dip with Spinach Artichoke Dip form the Farmer’s Market Stash
Fried Pumpkin Ravioli
 Add thank goodness for the no rise pizza crust.  Whipped it up in a flash and made a few pizzas.

Sausage Cheese Bread
The sausage cheese bread was my favorite!
Sausage Cheese Bread
1 lb Jennie-o Lean Italian Sausage
6 pieces of Laughing Cow Cheese, Sun dried Tomato flavor
1/2 C. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1 t. garlic salt
1 loaf French bread, split lengthwise
Remove sausage casing and brown.  Mix in cheeses and garlic salt.  Spread on bread and bake at 375 degrees until melted.  Slice and serve.

Fun was had by all and we cleaned out some food and beer from the fridge and freezer.  Everyone was pretty elated when the phone call came announcing another snow day for school.  I’ll tell you the ADULTS were the ones jumping up and down like excited school children!  I was happy to get the news my office was closed too and that we could work from home since the temperatures were expected to get pretty bitter.  We all cheered when we saw the plow go down the alley, actually they were front loaders from the concrete company in town.  Hey whatever it takes.  But best of all was discovering someone had cleared a path for our car to get out of the driveway.  I was really dreading that.  Thank you shovel fairy whoever you are!

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