I made candied pecans this morning. I don’t even know if they’re good or not. I think the pecans might be a little on the old side, and I’m wondering if that would affect the flavor of them. Or make the mushy. Because I expected the nuts themselves to be a bit crunchier then they are. Other than that, they’re pretty tasty. I may have to try this same recipe with other types of nuts.
I don’t think what I’ve been doing counts as shopping. See, I’ve been looking at some of the add-on kits for the Imaginext Battle Castle Santa brought us. Apparently you can only get these sets in Europe and Australia, even though the box came with an insert with pictures of all these products. And the pictures are also on the Fisher-Price website. But I cannot find any ANYWHERE online. And the FP customer service person was oh-so-helpful. So I’ve spend the afternoon searching for them. That doesn’t count as shopping, does it?
Jeebus, what’s with all the white stuff? Is it too much to ask that we not get more than 4-5 inches of snow at a time, and make it that fluffy stuff please? Got up this morning and had to get rid of a driveway full of snow. It’s dambed windy out there so you get the joy of some of the snow blowing back into your face as you snowblow and/or shovel. I hate when that happens.
I can’t tell you exactly how much we got because it drifted all night. Some spots were up to my knees, and there was one area where you could almost see grass. Very odd. According to the only reports I could find, we got about a foot. That seems about right. And most of it dropped in a single hour.
Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope the snow doesn’t screw up anyone’s happy holiday. We’re expecting 10-20 inches. I’m not a happy girl, but what are you going to do?
Off to mom’s for ravioli…
Santa has only three more gifts to wrap. I think everything else is all set. Now we just sit and wait. Actually, we decide if we’re going to the 4pm mass with my family (will The Boy and I burst into flames if we set foot in the Church?) and then do Christmas Eve at my parents’ house. And then wonder if we’ll make it out of the house tomorrow because apparently as a laugh, God is dumping a foot + of snow around here, starting at daybreak. Yea. That’s JUST what I wanted. Forget having lunch with my whole family, I’d rather stay here and try to figure out what to eat.
Do I risk going to the grocery store? No freaking way. It would have been busy enough with just the people buying last minute Christmas food. Now they’ll be buying storm food too. Oy, what a nightmare. Well, I have the staples here already, so if it’s horrible, we can have the traditional grilled cheese dinner. Mmmmmmmm. (NOT)