Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
The weather outside is . . .
15°F (feels like 4°F).
How I am feeling this morning. . .
Happy that my husband is off work today. We may make a trip into town for a part we need for the hallway. Just depends on how long he sleeps in and what else needs done today. I forgot to pick up cat food for the barn cat, and we could stand to re-stock toilet paper, so a trip to town before more snow falls might happen. I'm just happy he is home today.
On my mind . . .
Well, I'm not happy to see that there is talk of banning state travel (meaning no travel in or out by the Federal Government), and Florida is it's first target. It's getting so ridiculous.
We recently dined out for breakfast at one of our favorite local eateries. Not any more. I won't dine where the servers are wearing gloves. I literally watched a waitress pull down her mask, blow her nose with her gloved hands, put the mask back up and served food to customers wearing the same gloves. The glove wearing is not doing anyone any good as you can see. Gross! Blow your nose...wash your hands.
I hope we can find someone to plow us out. The trash gets picked up tomorrow, and the mail won't deliver if the mailbox area is not plowed. Not to mention everyone works tomorrow, and the girls turn into anxiety girls when it snows this bad.
On the breakfast plate . . .
Bean, sausage, egg and cowboy candy burritos, coffee.
On my reading pile . . .
As the Earth Turns
On my TV . . .
No Tomorrow (Netflix)
On the menu this week . . .
-Crockpot cod, corn relish, roasted veggies
-Pizza casserole (new recipe I want to try)
-Baked chicken, sweet potatoes
-new treat recipe (more on that if I try it)
From the camera . . .
New Recipe I tried, or one we really enjoyed. . .
I tried a copy cat dairy queen hot dog chili recipe (food.com). The results? My husband said, "perfect!" You can find the recipe online. I used home canned BBQ sauce and the chili sauce can be made homemade using home canned tomato sauce.
The story behind trying this.....
My husband and I grew up in the same area, and Dairy Queen was a regular hang out hot spot for years. However, the owner and his wife sold it a few years ago, and opened up a pizza place in the southern states (taking their recipes with them). Anyway, we dined there a year ago maybe, and the chili sauce on the hot dog he ordered was terrible. They changed the menu, serving sizes and it was all a bad experience.
For some odd reason I was thinking about it, and I made it using organic ingredients. He loved it. I will probably make it again and start freezing some for summer camping and cookouts.
To relax I will . . .
Watch netflix with hubby, sip hot cocoa with peppermint vodka in it, crochet and work on my scrubbie order. If the dishes are done quicker than I expect, I would love to make the new treat recipe.
Something I want to share . . .
Little Acts of Kindness:
6. Give a homeless person your doggie bag
7. Say "I love you" to someone you love
8. Put a coin in an expired meter (if these even exist anymore, s our big city has machines to put your debit card in, which I do not like).
9. Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.
10. Bring your assistant coffee
(I had to skip some on the list I have, as they can't be done anymore with covid restrictions sadly).
Prayers . . .
Mom - she's getting her first covid vaccine Tuesday. The entire business of the development of the vaccine (when there is worldwide treatment for it) scares me. Plus, she has the weather to deal with too, and isn't supposed to be doing her own shoveling.