It's March 3 and we're having another snow storm. Work is closed, schools are closed, everything is closed. Predictions (depending on whom you listen to) are for anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow.
I'm tempted to go outside and shake my fist at the sky and scream "Enough!" like an old man. Because I am one.
Anyway. We knew this was coming--and we're supposed to get more on Thursday, oh joy--so we made as many stops as we could this weekend. Not that much turned up, you understand. For some reason, the thrifts were all mobbed this weekend. I can only imagine what the supermarkets were like.
But here's the Something New--we went to an estate sale! I'm always totally jealous reading about the fabulous estate sales youall go to, several a week for each of you, it seems, and loaded to the rafters with cool stuff. I don't know why, but we don't really seem to have estate sales around here. Not to the extent everyone else does, anyway.
So I signed up with estatesales.net and got notice of a sale that was within a reasonable distance. In fact, it was not far at all from our usual Sunday route. So we went.
It was the last day of a 2-day sale so we didn't expect to find much. We just sort of went for the experience, I guess. I'm not sure I'll be able to go to any more. I found myself feeling kind of creepy and embarrassed. I mean, here was this person's house, kitchen cabinets and closets flung open for the world to paw through in the cruel light of day. And there was nothing they could do about it.
Do any of you ever feel this way? Or is it just me? Will I get over it? Part two is next week and I don't know if we should go or not . Am I just being silly?
I only managed to find one item this week:
1. What? Another cookbook? First there was the Cooky book. Then there was Dinner in a Dish. And now this. You know what they say--three of anything makes a collection, so apparently I'm collecting Betty Crocker cookbooks. I only flipped through it briefly, but it looks kind of cute.
And that's all I found. Hopefully, next week will be better. Keep your fingers crossed, won't you?
What I Made Department:
A: Beef vegetable soup: Knowing what the weather was going to be like this week, it seemed like a good choice. And will be, when we have some tonight.
B: 7-Up Biscuits: No picture, I'm afraid. This was one of those recipes that pops up on Facebook, and I'm a sucker for weird recipes that contain some "magic" ingredient. It's just 4 cups of Bisquick, a cup of sour cream, and a cup of 7-Up. The instructions say the dough "will be soft" but not to worry. Well, I did worry. It was not a dough so much as a batter. Making these was so frustrating! It was like trying to wrangle quicksilver and made a HUGE mess and I ended up tossing almost half the "dough." They came out all right, but they certainly weren't worth the trouble. If I ever make these again, I'll do them as drop biscuits. Oh, they're baked in a puddle of melted butter, by the way.
C: Lemon Chicken with Broccoli: This is actually a Weight Watcher's recipe that a friend (who is a famously picky eater) passed on to me. Neither Hubs nor I were particularly impressed. It was kind of meh. If I make this again, I'm going to up the amount of lemon considerably and add a lot more pepper, too.
And that's it kids. Another slim week, I'm afraid. Maybe next week will be better. On the other hand, I feel like I'm getting another damn cold.