Thursday, February 11, 2010


Today it snowed more in Texas than I have ever seen in my lifetime. They said on the news it was the first time in 35 years it has snowed this much here. Last I heard we were getting anywhere from 6-9 inches. It's so beautiful. I love watching those big giant fat flakes falling from the sky.....such a wonderful gift for us to enjoy.
I love how it turns us all into kids again. As I drove around town running errands, I saw more grown men making snowmen than I saw kids outside. In fact, when my brother dropped Kyle off this morning, as I opened the door they had snowballs ready to throw at me. Kyle's shoes and jeans were soaked up to his little knees. I don't even think Steve noticed. He was probably too busy and excited about playing in it to realize.
Every morning my dad takes breakfast to my 97 year-old grandmother. He called me this morning also excited about the snow, and said that when he opened the blinds on Memaw's window to show her the snow outside, she said "Oh I wish I could run out there and play in it." I thought that was so sweet. It brings out the kid in us all.
Aaron, me and the girls went out for a while and built ourselves a snowgirl. Alyssa wanted to name her " Taylor with a Th" I guess that would be "Thaylor." I thought that was rather smart of my 4 year old and funny :) We all had fun except for Aubrey who didn't like it for long at all. She kept taking off her gloves and getting mad when her hands would get cold. "Thaylor" turned out pretty cute. We gave her green eyes out of jawbreakers, candy red lips and a red nose. Her head was topped off with a pink cap and we wrapped a red, and black scarf around her neck. Her stick hands must have been cold because we thought she needed some pink gloves too. She wasn't the most matching snowgirl on the block, but she was the cutest!
So tonight we are going to wind down and take it easy with the fire going, and our jammies on. I have made my mamaw's recipe of beef stew and cornbread and may be making little oreo cake balls in the shape of hershey kisses dipped in chocolate for my sweeties. Aaron went to Blockbuster to get a movie, but I don't know if I will watch because afterall it is Grey's Anatomy night. Sounds to me like the perfect evening. I love the winter time, and I love cold weather and snuggly PJs, warm fuzzy socks that feel like hugs on my feet, and being inside with my family and making stew and cornbread. I LOVE it!

Just in case you wanted mamaw's recipe for stew: It's so simple but so very very good. We make it after we have made potroast with the leftover roast (I don't know exact measurements)

One large onion chopped
2 large potatoes cut up
left over pot roast or a small roast cut up
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 small can of diced tomatoes
salt and pepper

Put chopped onion and potatoes in boiling pot of water and boil til tender. Add tomatoes and roast and salt and pepper to taste and simmer for about 15 minutes.

It's so easy but so tasty. Mamaw says that the secret for the flavor is a lot of onions so if your onions are small you could put 2 in there. Try it and I guarantee you will love it. Serve with buttered cornbread of course:)

1 comment:

Jen said...

I know! Wasn't the snow incredible!?