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Fun in the snow February 27, 2013

Filed under: Life — kellywernex @ 10:41 pm
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Ein pulling Emma sledding

Ein pulling Emma sledding

clearing the roads

clearing the roads

My family waits for snow days!

The kids love snow days because they can go sledding.  On the farm that means that they want to be pulled around on the hood of a car or a stop sign (don’t ask) behind the four wheeler or gator.  The last time they did this a broken ankle occurred.  I am happy to report that there were no broken bones this time around!

My husband loves snow days because he too can play.  His choice is putting the plow blade on the tractor and plowing the driveway, the road out to the blacktop, then the next road, and next road, and…you get the idea.  Once the roads and neighbors around us have been plowed out it was off to save friends 7 miles away.  I must admit we had the only plowed and passable roads in the county immediately following storm number one.  We couldn’t get to the highway, but could get to our friends! Thank goodness, I needed out of the house!

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Snow Days and Twinkies

Filed under: Cooking — kellywernex @ 9:41 pm
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Here in Missouri we have been nailed with two snow storms in less than a week.  As a teacher I usually enjoy a snow day off here and there.  But anymore, snow days are not what they are cracked up to be (if you have older children).  The kids get bored real quick, and their favorite questions are: “What’s for lunch?” and “What are you cooking for dinner?”.  These are usually asked between 10 a.m. and noon.  At least if I am at work, I only have to fix one meal a day.  We lost power for a day and the whining got worse.  No TV and no video games.  Then their electronic devices ran out of battery.  I thought someone was going to get hurt!  Needless to say, my snow days have been loooonnnggg.

I have tried to use my time wisely by catching up on some reading, spring cleaning the entire house, repainting a bathroom (that is a story for another blog), and cooking.

Today my daughter and I made homemade Twinkies.  I found the recipe on a friend’s Facebook post and wanted to try it.  Glad we did.  It was worth a couple of hours diversion.

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After making one batch which made 9 in my mini loaf pan, we made another knowing those 9 would not make it to dinner time.  In all we had 20 Twinkies.  After they had cooled the fun began by filling them.

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I had all so doubled the filling recipe but didn’t need to.  There was plenty of filling left I had to throw away.  Emma poked a hole on the end and I squeezed the filling in using an icing bag and long tip.  Then we tried them.  Not enough filling inside to the other end, so we turning them around and squeezed more filling in the other side.   Perfect!  Incase you are interested in trying it, I have posted the website where you can find the recipe on the page In The Kitchen.

So if you get snowed in and all your projects are done, I would recommend you give the Twinkies a try.  You might find several moments of quiet as they eat them!

 

 

 
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