blizzard #2 part two.

This was how we ended Saturday.
We had no power for about three hours.
It was the quietest that I can ever remember hearing.
My ears were actually ringing from the silence.
After the boys were asleep that is.
We had to put them to bed without their fans...and that completely freaked Moses out.
But a flashlight helped him there.
Then the next day we woke up to this.
A blue sky, marshmallow world.
Aaron celebrated by dumping his entire bowl of oatmeal onto his tray...
I fed him right off the tray.
Lucky for him, he is cute.
I have been trying really hard to just look at the beauty.
And refrain from gagging every time I look out the window.
This guy helps.
He loves it. Of course he does, he is three.
It really is fun to watch him play.
I would love to take him sledding but there are no sleds to be found.
Have one you want to donate?

After we came in, I made
Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce (I used some Chick-fil-a sauce I had plus some Tabasco)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (I used mozzarella)
Mix all ingredients together except shredded cheese.
Put into a baking with cheese.

Bake at 350 for 20-30minutes.

I had it for lunch and dinner.
Thanks for the inspiration April!


Christy said...

Do you have a plastic laundry basket with a handle? You could use that? Tie a rope around the handle and pull him around. That is what we did last year when we got snow. We never get snow down in here in SC, so no sleds here either. Or anything with a slick surface, I read somewhere where they used baking sheets.

gabbyfek said...

the blue sky marshmellow world is lovely. but brrrrrr.
as for a sled-- we used the lid to a tupperware? a big one. obviously. hee. cardboard works well, too.
and now i need buffalo chik dip.

emily said...

I just love your pictures and how you are finding the "good".

We are in the midst of the 2nd blizzard in 5 days (baltimore). It is completely crazy!


At the same time my 5yo loves "all these stay home days".

Stay positive... I have a hit out on that groundhog so hopefully we will see Spring soon.

*K* said...

Trash can lids and laundry baskets make great sleds! And I agree with the stop snowing...we havent gotten as much as you, but I'm still tired of the snow and the cold! Spring time come soon!!

Mama Thompson said...

I'm sorry about all that snow...but your pictures are fantastic!

Megan said...

We actually have an extra sled! Want it? (Western North CArolina?)

Look at the pics of yellow snow boots! FAB!

Sending warm thoughts your way!

Janel said...

Well, I live in Denver Colorado, so I am used to this kind of snow! But I do feel for you! It's no fun when you are not used to this kind of crazy snowfall!

Signs of the times folks!

For a sled-use a plastic trash can lid-the big ones found in the garage. They work perfectly!

carey said...

have you always had a playlist, or is it new? i love it. :)

xoxo, Kate said...

is'nt it getting old???? We are in another blizzard warning today!!! Yuck!! We can't find sleds here either but since we live on the water we do have boogie boards, which work just as good!!!!! Let's hope this is the last storm of the season!!! 3 blizzards in 1 winter... crazy!!

Amy said...

I was going to suggest a Rubbermaid lid or a big outdoor trash can lid. The chix dip looks amazing. Too bad my hubby hates ranch dressing. Wishing you warmer days to melt the snow! :)

Shelly said...

Looks like we're neighbors!! All the snow on the tree branches is lovely, though...but I'd really like to feel some sunshine on my bare arms!!

E said...

Beautiful pictures today! I am in Roanoke and we are "enjoying" the same kind of weather.

I also wanted to let you know that I gave you a BLOG AWARD on my blog today. Don't feel any pressure to follow-through, but I wanted you to know I much I enjoy reading about your life. Your honesty is so refreshing!!

Have a good snowy day!

venus said...

I so love your pictures! The yellow snow boots just makes me smile. :) And that dip is making me hungry!!!

LibraryGirl62 said...

LOVE the snowboots! Too cute. My kids use plastic trash bags to try to fly during hurricanes-would that make a good sled too?

RR said...

Crystal, Just wanted to let you know the Cream Cheese Streusel Coffee Cake was fabulous! My husband even loved it. All I can think about is having another "taste".

We used cardboard for sleds when nothing else was available.

Like you my husband and I had many struggles because we chose for me to stay at home. My children (now 30, 29) can't believe the stories I tell them of how poor we were. I know how hard it is for single mothers to stay at home. My daughter (now divorced) can no longer stay at home. It is heart breaking. Hang in there Crystal. Sometimes venting helps, too bad others see it as a complaint. Which it wasn't. Love your work, and simple crafts.

Lace said...

It does look beautiful, but I could see how that could get old QUICK!

I love buffalo chicken dip! I make it with the rotisserie chickens they sell at the grocery! 1 chicken-picked/1 pack cream cheese/1/2 pack of ranch seasoning/buffalo sauce/& shredded cheddar! Just a backup recipe incase you want to play around with it a bit!

Mrs. Scrimp said...

When I was in college, we used cafeteria trays, laundry baskets, and baking sheets to sled. A few people even used garbage bags. Pretty much anything that's slick will do it. You could even just wrap a piece of cardboard in a couple of layers of plastic wrap.

songskatesang said...

MMM.... so pretty!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

WOW, that's a lot of snow! So pretty outside when the sun hits it.

It's funny ppl call it buffalo chicken dip....we just call it chicken wing dip here in Buffalo. It is soooo yummy!! (I add celery to mine)

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