Snowed In

December 21, 2010

It’s snowing and it just won’t stop. I don’t have any of my own pretty photos for you because it’s still mid-blizzard and has been since Sunday! But here are a couple that give you a taste.

Images from here and here.

Meanwhile, I’ve been messing up recipes left and right. Yesterday I wanted to make just a little more of Nancy’s buttercrunch, so I halved the recipe and burned it. I shouldn’t have tried to mess with perfection!

And just now, I was trying to make this peanut butter fudge that looked so easy and so appealing, and I burned it. I forgot and put it on the only burner that heats up way too hot and walked away for two minutes – burned!

I have a couple cakes to bake for a friend tomorrow, so here’s hoping my baking bad luck is at an end!

Do you ever have those stretches of recipes not working right, or your brain not working right? It used to happen to me a lot more often, before I learned I need to read the whole recipe through before I start, not as I’m going along. Now it happens a lot less, but man, it still makes me a little grouchy!

So, because I’m going stir crazy and need about one ingredient for each of the recipes I’m dying to make, Michael is taking me to the grocery store. If we’re not back in a few hours, call the search party!


  • Reply Mary Catherine December 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Hi, Emily. This is a second attempt to comment! Here in balmy southern New England, we are only having snow showers blowing by every so often. Cape Cod is getting buried, but the storm is just far enough out to sea to miss us. Right now, the sky is even blue and there is a wan winter sun shining. I don't even have a Christmas tree yet. My elves, your cousins, are down with a Christmas plague. I hope they are all better by Christmas so that they can enjoy the cookies I am still planning to bake! Your odds of baking perfection are still good. Enjoy the day and pretend you are with Santa at the North Pole! Love from the tropics! Mary Catherine

  • Reply Nancy December 21, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Oh Emily,
    I am sorry about the buttercrunch. I have never tried to half it. What do you use for the chocolate in Dublin? WE had snow this morning and the kids made great big snowballs at recess. Then it started to rain and it has been doing that for hours. The snow is gone again.

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