Snow Updates and Superbowl

The theme is still snow since I asked for Midwest blizzard snow pictures.

One came via my cell phone on Friday.

My cell phone only shows the phone number and no contact name so I opened the message.

“This is from my sister in Milwaukee area”

“Our mailbox is almost buried. The drift in front of my house is over my head.”

It took me a few minutes but I figured out it was from my friend Peggy. Wow, Scary Baby and Wizzy were impressed. They wanted more details on snow drifts and how they get out if the road and mailbox are buried in snow.

Thanks Peggy!

I sent some texts with a little bossy peer pressure for these next pictures.

My younger sister lives in a submarine

My niece sent me these pictures of their portholes.

Okay, just kidding. Submarines don’t have siding.

Did Grace do all the shoveling?

Abby said they didn’t have a yardstick or measuring tape. Abby is 5’7″ to give you some idea of snow depth.

My Shovel is Bigger Than Your Shovel

My friend Ann lives near the Quad Cities (Illinois/Iowa border) and they got a little snow too.

Some people don’t mess with wimpy, little hand shovels.

That is an 8 foot privacy fence.

Aren’t you suppose to store or cover your lawn furniture before the snow does?

That is a poor little wiener dog.

Superbowl Fun

This year it was really all about the food and being together.

Because we weren’t really fans of either team. But since we needed to root for a team and the Bears or Colts weren’t contenders we went with the Packers.

Excellent choice I must say.

Christina Aguilera messing up the National Anthem was a blooper we had to rewind several times. She kept singing and covered but it was cringe-worthy.

Our professional assessment:

Half-time show: weird.
Commercials: marginal.
Game: Pretty good to watch.
Food: Very good.

PhilBillPaul picked up some boneless wings that I thought should have been called nuggets. I made a hot dip and a cold dip.

Recipe for Deviled Egg Dip that I only used about a teaspoon of hot sauce in.
Recipe for Mexican Cheese Dip that is ridiculously easy and very mild and you could spice it up if you want.

Plus bacon sour cream roll-ups that Scary Baby and The Grunter wanted.

My friend Ann wanted the recipe so I created this handy photo tutorial for her.

Make four rectangles out of your crumbling expired reduced fat crescent roll dough on a cutting board or wax paper if you don’t want to wash an extra item.

Divide the chilled filling between the four rectangles and spread out.

Don’t spread it all the way to the edges or the filling will ooze out like this when you roll them up. I’ve only made these about 40 times so I forgot.

Slice in about 8 pieces per roll.

Bake until golden brown.


Oh, you want the ingredients?! Sorry, this is not a food blog and I almost forgot that. This is a very complicated Midwest recipe I got from my cousin Sally many years ago.

Bacon Sour Cream Roll-ups

1 can of crescent rolls
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crispy
1/2 C sour cream
pinch of garlic powder

Mix up and chill 3 filling ingredients. Spread on to 4 crescent roll rectangles (pinch seams together first). Roll up and slice. Bake at 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Scary Baby helped make the Knox Blox pennants.

With very little enthusiasm. She poked herself with a toothpick. I told her we can stop this 25 year-old tradition any time now.

Side note: Yes, that is eye makeup, Junebug. No, we don’t allow it except on Sundays when she is bored and no, she did not wear it to church.

I saw pictures of these cookies last week and I knew I had to make them.

Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies – yum!

They were so chocolatey that I thought we should have something “plain” to balance them out.

Browned Butter Cookies were the perfect choice.

Our standard chocolate vanilla Carvel ice cream football cake was delicious too.

We missed the darling twins but had a nice cozy family night. Did you watch the Superbowl? Have you dug your way out of the blizzard?


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  1. 1
    Steff says:

    I am in TOTAL agreement with your “professional assessment”! And, your food looks YUMMY!!

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    Jenn Ross says:

    Okay..I must only have been paying half attention to the poor singing of the National sister and everybody else caught it. I think Paul and I were just relieved that she didn’t try to “re-do” the song into some weird rendition although leaving out a verse pretty much says it all.
    The game was great..go Packers ( my hubby is from Cleveland so we have to root for anybody who is playing the Steelers) Your other assessments were right on the money.
    Did anyone besides me notice the Steelers “we are better than anyone else and you can shove it attitude” whenever they made a good play? ( Not talking touchdowns) Maybe it was just me.
    Your food looks so Yummy…saving these ideas for next year!
    Jenn Ross recently posted..Time to put on my “big girl” panties and hit the reset button on my running!

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    karen says:

    Christina Aguilera is one of my favorite artists; she lost major points last night. FB was buzzing with opinions on the lousy rendition and “ruining” the song. Most didn’t even notice she messed up a line. Call me picky–words need to be right with the national anthem in front of millions. I would have preferred a taped version of Carrie Underwood from last year. Black Eyed Peas: Love them too and although you have to admire all that went into the coordination of the light show, dancers etc Fergie for one just seemed “off” Usher can dance but couldn’t hear him…Mixed reviews from this critic. Many want groups from days past with universal appeal, but that has its issues too since most have “lost” their voices. We Americans are opinionated people!
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    Ann says:

    Despite the snow we have as you can see in the pictures (btw…that IS our tractor but that is NOT our trailer on the other side of the 8 foot privacy fence), we had a fun time with another couple with whom we always watch the Super Bowl. Thanks for the recipe for Caramel/Chocolate Cookie Bars! They were loved by all!! I’m sooooo going to make those crescent roll, roll-up thingies you made. Maybe even for dinner tonight!!!

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    julieann says:

    When my husband asked, “Who is Christina Aguilera?” I told him that he simply didn’t recognize her because she was fully clothed. I heard something about having to finish the national anthem in under a minute and 54 seconds in order to be in sync with the flyover, so that may account for the skipped line (perhaps she was behind). I’m happy with the game results as well because the Packers’ win put me on top in our family football pool. I ended the seven post-season games 4-3, my husband 3-4, and my son (the one who really knows the game and did tons of research) 0-7. And Jenn, I get that Browns/Steelers thing. The only team worse for your hubby is probably the Baltimore Ravens (I still cannot wish them well, Michael Orr or not).

  6. 6
    julieann says:

    Michael Oher. Michael Oher. Michael Oher.

  7. 7
    julieann says:

    Don’t want to end up as an example on Typo Tuesday.:)

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    Lizzie says:

    I am highly upset that you made bacon sour cream roll-ups! You specifically said that you were not going to! I see I missed out on good food. It is fine. Also I thought your you and your son were a little immature sending me texts every time the lame Packers scored! 🙂