Monday, February 8, 2010

And it snowed...

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that this past weekend the mid Atlantic region was pretty much buried by the storm of the century. Of course this century has only been going on for 10 years......hmmmmm. But it was STILL an impressive storm! Between shoveling, dressing children in snow clothes, and making food I took a few photos to share with you. And BTW what is it about a snowstorm that makes you want to start cooking enough food to feed a small army? I don't get those urges during a tropical storm or a thunderstorm.....someone should research this for their PhD.

Here's my snow pixs and at the end of this posting I am going to share my receipe for Peanut Butter French Toast, which is beloved by the members of this household except me, I hate peanut butter! Why do I make it if I won't eat it?? Because I live in house of peanut butter lovers and if it was chocolate french toast, I would eat it all up and gain yet another 5 pounds. My diet plan, make what you hate!

Here's me.....why am I wearing a dog leash? So I don't lose it under 2 tons of snow....the previous attached dog is now trying to walk thru 2 feet of snow. The dog stand about 2 feet at her shoulders so just her head sticks up. She does love it though!

Here's my car during the storm....see all the snow piled up on top!

Here's my hubby, Ed, dragging the pine tree off the backyard fence. The branches started snapping off from the weight of the snow. Ed is looking forward to cutting the branches up smaller with some man tools. Not sure what is it with men and chopping things up but keeps him busy.

Here's Mikey and Pepper at the end of street next to us. See the street sign sticking up behind them?

Post storm....the big dig out.....

Now that's ALOT of snow......some people have piles of snow 6 feet high on their front lawn from digging out their is an amazing sight.

Now Ed is 6' 3"........and the snow comes up to his waist in some places.

Guess what?? There is another storm coming.......5 inches and up.....I don't think the kids are going to school at all this week. Luckily I still have at least 20 rolls of TP still on hand....think that's enough?

Then the french toast......I whipped this up when the snow was coming down fast and furious.

It's really simple.....

Peanut Butter French Toast

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
10 cups torn bread

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray 2 square baking dishes or one 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking oil.
3. Mix first five ingredients together with a mixer.
4. Stir in bread with a spoon.
5. Pour in prepared dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

PS I like to cut in some chocolate chips or strawberry jam after I pour into the dish. The photo is the strawberry jam version. Certain people ate the chocolate chip verison before I had a chance to get a photo.

Have a great day!! I'm walking over to a friend's house today so the kids can climb the 10 foot moutain of snow at the end of her street.



Mistea said...

Love them snow pics - especially the one with the pretty blue sky. The French toast sounds yummmm!

Anonymous said...

Just don't put bran muffins on the menu and your TP should last....

Needled Mom said...

It surely LOOKS pretty. It's too bad that you can't just stay inside and watch it.