Sunday, December 27, 2009
We got up Christmas morning, put on our winter gear, loaded shovels and drove to the city to dig her out. It took us more than two hours to drive the turnpike at 40 mph. I stopped counting abandoned vehicles at 220 LOL!
Above, our front porch and below is the road in front of our house (old 66)
This what the main highway (new66) looked like . . solid snowfloor
Jim & Tyler digging out cars of the Crossroads mall parking lot. Along with Tor's Jimmy and the cars of the three other girls, they dug out two additional cars nearby
There were a couple of folks taking advantage of a large open parking lot to do some "truck skiing"
Highway 240 going into Edmond
Intersection in Edmond (most intersections were blocked with stalled cars and huge snowbanks)
A line of cars and trucks blocking an on-ramp to I-35
It was an exciting Christmas Day! We got back home about 6 p.m., warmed up the leftovers and are looking forward to leaving for our trip to Cody, Wyoming on Monday! (will send pics from the road trip)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Try it, even Jim who swears he hates squash likes it.
Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray coat a rectangle glass baking dish
Small butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 hot water (or red wine for a tastier version)
2 medium onions quartered, then cut in halfs (small chunks)
Small jar (6 oz.) whole peeled garlic cloves
2 T. Olive oil
2 T. Chopped fresh oregano leaves (can used dried)
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Salt & Pepper
Pour hot water or wine over cranberries and let them sit until you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
Peel and dice butternut (easier if you peel first then cut in half and scoop seeds), throw in a large bowl
Cut onions into chunks, throw in bowl with squash
Add entire bottle of garlic cloves
Add olive oil and herbs
Drain cranberries and add to bowl
Toss well and place into baking dish in an even layer.
Bake on 350 for 1 hour and 10 min (check towards end, you may want to increase or descrease cooking time depending on if you like your squash firmer or softer)
You can add salt and pepper to taste when served or sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar or splenda to brighten the taste of the squash.
Makes about 8 servings
Monday, December 14, 2009
She showed me another great original work of "art" that she purchased at a local flea market. This one is hanging in the back of her shop. Apparantly there wasn't enough room for a capitol "D"
If you are near Van Buren, stop into the Main Street Connection in old downtown and let Marcia know you saw her on my blog!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
When I went out to feed and I walked back up to the house, this gorgeous ice sculpture was waiting for me!
Lucky enough the water was still running through the connections and it didn't freeze into the house.
Check your faucets (before the temps dip)