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.
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.
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.
Game: Pretty good to watch.
Food: Very good.
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.
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?