Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

Winters in Nebraska *sigh*.  For those of you who live here, enough said.  For those of you that don't, well lucky you.  This year has actually been very mild so I really can't complain....yet.  I promise we'll make up for it.  But today we got lots of snow and although I wasn't thrilled, my little Alexa was in heaven.

All day she asked if she could "play inna snow", "play inna snow", "momma play inna snow....pleeeeeesssee".  I guess she figured if she used longer sentences it would help her case.  She even slipped on her hat and boots all by herself to see if that would help.

I kept telling her that she had to wait until Daddy came home and of course by the time Daddy came home it was dark outside but that didn't stop her.  Daddy did play along for a bit but wanted to stop playing way before Alexa.  We finally had to explain to the rosy faced child that she did have to come inside and get warm, much to her dismay.

I'm not really sure where she even got the idea that playing in the snow is fun.  Last year we tried taking her in the snow and she just cried.  What a difference a year makes I guess.  

 Feb 2010
 I'm sure the outfit didn't help any

But one good thing about snow days are, it's an excuse to make soup.  Mmmmmmm!!  Paul's favorite soup is Baked Potato so that's what was on the menu tonight.  If you're looking for a good potato soup recipe, I'd recommend giving this a shot:

Baked Potato Soup
5 Potatoes
2/3 c. margarine
2/3 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
7 c. milk (skim is fine)
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 c. green onion, sliced
10-12 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 c. medium or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Bake potatoes at 350 degrees until tender.  Cool, peel, and cut up.  Set aside.  In large sauce pan, melt margarine; stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.  Gradually add milk (heating the milk a bit before adding it helps).  Bring to a boil, stirring out lumps.  Continue to let it boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from heat; whisk in sour cream.  Add potatoes; stir well.  Stir in green onions, bacon, and cheese.  Save some to garnish.  ENJOY!

Hope you had a nice snow day too!

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