So, Friday, the snow was so bad that our county declared a State of Emergency and no one was allowed out. The mall closed, the shopping centers closed, pretty much everything closed.
That means I got THREE days off in a row! That hasn't happened since I was on vacation last year! Sweet muffins!
By Friday night the snow finally stopped and we got a total of 27 inches. In the lawn where we still had accumulation from last week we now have 34 inches! That's crazy talk! and I'm loving it :)
Here's Dave walking down our front walk.
Remember how our mailbox had a Russian hat? Well, after all the snow it became a conehead:
Here's a view of our back yard:
The snow got so heavy it started breaking off branches. When I was shoveling Thursday night I was scooping up snow at the edge of the driveway. I heard a snap and turned around to see a branch had come down like two feet from my head. After that I felt like I was in that scene from The Princess Bride in the fire swamp... every time I heard a pop or snap I jumped back to avoid the branches that were falling down around my head.
Anyhoo... back to Friday.
Around 1:00 we realized everyone would be home for dinner so we started digging through the freezer to see what to fix. All we had was roast or ground meat. I had just been listening to Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson and the main character was making enchiladas - I thought ... mmmmmm... enchiladas.
But we were out of tortillas :(
So I pulled out good old Betty Crocker and discovered that tortillas aren't that hard - so I made my own!
Bubbly tortillas in the pan!
I made a whole giant stack of Mexican pancakes!
Here's the meat and cheese filling:
And the yummy sauce - I kind of changed the recipe a little to fit my picky palate and because we did not have chili peppers in the house.
Then I rolled them up
sprinkled cheese on top
and slid them into the oven.
It was yummy - I served it with tortilla chips, which were good for scooping up all the stuff that fell out. The sauce had a nice kick to it... and there were leftovers for me to take to work the next day!
Yeah for cooking! I love it, but don't get much opportunity - thank you snow for giving me the opportunity :)