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Feb. 10, 2013 8:05 am 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 8:13 am
I LOVE SNOW DAYS!  It is as simple as that.  As Blizzard Warnings sounded a couple days ago of our impending weather coming to the plains of South Dakota, I was in utter delight.  The anticipation was thrilling.  In South Dakota a blizzard can be very unmerciful, yet blow threw quickly.  Then again, it may not.  This morning I awoke, peered out the window and leaped out of bed with such amazement of the HUGE flakes that fluttered by my window.  Mesmerized by Mother Nature's beautiful display of winter. It so reminds me of a little girl looking out the front porch window, oh so many years ago.  Waiting for her Dad to pull on his boots to check livestock.  Hoping he would ask for her assistance on this blustery day.  I don't know what is was, the thrill of going "out in the storm" or the trust my Dad had in me to stay close and help where I could.  Either way, it was like walking in a little part of heaven with the snow falling over us as if we were little trees in the forrest.  But now grown, if find myself in my mothers shoes on snow days....in the kitchen.  What shall it be (crossing our fingers we don't lose power!)  Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Raised Donuts (grandmas recipe of coarse) .  A pot of chili or pot roast in the oven...i have been planning for days for this most awaited nature's event.  So it is off to the kitchen I go with my AR close by.  Church has been canceled.  A few morning prayers and a cooking we will go!  May you all have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy the snow if you should find in floating past your windows. Before the north wind finds it way here I might even ask that little girl to venture out "into the storm", looks like great snowman snow to me!
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Feb. 10, 2013 8:51 am
Wonderful story.It's snowing pretty good in Nova Scotia also,my husband is out with the snowblower,trying to clear the driveway,which is a feat in itself.We live in the country,so it takes forever it seems.Meanwhile our black lab(Molly)is out there trying to catch the snow that's coming out of the blower.Not quite a little girl with her father,but a man and his dog.Stay warm.Hope your power stays so you can bake all those yummy things.
Feb. 10, 2013 9:12 am
Oh what I would give for country life again. My husband is a city boy, but for the life of me I have tried hard NOT to convert to being a city girl. The snow has let up for the time being, but they say more to come, along with some high winds which will confirm the blizzard warnings. We got our sidewalks done and snowman made (pictures to come). About 4 inches of snow and still 33 degrees. Not looking forward to the arctic blast coming later this afternoon. The chili is started, hot cocoa for my son and hubby and rolls are rising. AS a look back through my writing here, sounds like I have been so busy this morning...well, don't let that fool you...been pretty laid back and enjoying the day. Awe, Molly! Can almost see you frolicking in the snow. How sweet.
Feb. 10, 2013 9:25 am
You must have been raised in the country?.I grew up in the city of Edmonton Alberta,my husband grew up in N.S.we moved out here when out oldest was 2,it was hard adjusting,but after 31 years living here it's pretty darn nice.We also have blizzard warnings,hope it stays away.Hate it when we lose our power.
Feb. 10, 2013 11:54 am
You took me to the snowy Sunday in South Dakota for a few minutes-thank you, from a Texan with her windows open and still a little warm. I yearn for cold wintery days, and I thank you for sharing your Sunday with me.
Feb. 10, 2013 1:52 pm
I cannot, for the life of me, imagine coping with the harsh winters you endure. We got 10-28" depending on which shore of the island and it crippled us. Please be nice and keep all further storms, LOL!
Feb. 10, 2013 2:30 pm
Loved your post Ma'am. I was just east of Sioux Falls this morning and am currently in Minneapolis. I nearly turned the car around between Marshall and Granite Falls. My wife and I couldn't see the road, but I figured if I stayed between the road signs I had to be somewhere on the road, or at least near it. We're safe in the hotel now, and hopefully my plane takes off in the morning. Chili sounds so good on a snowy, cold, windy day. And corn bread with butter and honey. And hot cocoa would be so nice, but I have coffee and powered creamer to deal with.
Feb. 10, 2013 5:04 pm
Been quite the afternoon. Lucky for you Doc, you got out of SD when you did. The wind is now howling, and Interstate 90 and 29 from Border to border are closed! Snow has been falling the past few hours and near white out conditions. But wouldn't have it any other way. Glad you found a warm room and cup of coffee. And Paula, glad to get you out of the house for a minute or two.
Feb. 10, 2013 5:27 pm
Nice blog! I felt like I was right there with you! Hope you stay safe and warm. My son lives in Custer and my sister lives in Rapid City.
Feb. 11, 2013 8:13 am
Thanks Mother Ann. We ended up with 9.5 inches of snow. The area is working on digging out as high winds were gracious enough to paint our roads with snowdrifts! CONGRATS TO MOTHER ANN for being Cook of the Week! Way to go Mother Ann!
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Married American Female, mother of 5 all American boys,Grammy to 2 girls and 2 boys! Yep, that's me. I find I love to cook more and more. Relaxing, keeps my mind on things other then stressing over things that don't matter.
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My favorite thing to cook is soups. Split pea, veggie beef, chicken noodle and so on. And YES, all from scratch, not a can. I find myself feeling Julia Childlike (so wish I had her talent for cooking) while dicing and chopping!
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That's an easy one. In Grandma's recipe box, this is where I will find our cooking traditions from bread to homemade ice cream.
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I have never tried to make homemade bread, other then a bread maker or frozen bread dough. Nor have I even dared to dabble in using "yeast". That was my sisters department. I baked cookies and made soup! Well this year, after 50 years of believing that making cinnamon rolls would be a complete failure, I tried the recipe from AR called Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls. It supplies a how to video, so I gave it a shot. I DID IT. They turned out so good, that I make another batch the next day.
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LOL, the thought of it still burns my tongue! On the Food Network there is a cook called the Pioneer Women. She made a pulled pork recipe one day and raved how her family LOVED it. It had a a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in it and this was something I had NEVER used before. I gave it my best shot and was so excited for my family to eat supper that night....it took ONE small bite and you could see flames shooting from the tips of every strand of hair on our heads. My husbands bald head(bless his heart) was pouring with sweat as he tried to politely relay to me that I should NEVER make this again! Needless to say it was trashed, sadly as I dumped it in the garbage, my confidence slipped from adventuring off in a direction unknown by us week tongued people.
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