When my children were younger I would sometimes use the decorative cookie cutters to make pancakes. I would spritz them with some non-stick spray and pour the batter in the cookie cutter.
I’m not talking small cookie cutters either. I am talking the huge cookie cutters with the rubber on the top. We had teddy bears,flowers, butterflies and whatever shape I could get one in to make pancakes.
I lacked creativity. Shame on me.
….talking on the phone, snow, and cooking or grilling.
It is not very often that I get to do all three at the same time. The south was hit with a wonderful snow storm. One we have been anticipating since November. My family and I happen to love, love the snow. We are into all that snow fun type of stuff. Of course homeschooling provides more time to play in the white stuff if we ever happen to be fortunate enough to get any of it.
It finally arrived!! Much to the joy and anticipatory pleasure awaiting all. I had to share in my joy over all this white stuff falling around me. I called a friend.
I called my friend in Texas. I had to call the only person I know who has all ready started her garden. She has put in 24 tomato plants all ready. Plus some fruit trees. She wanted proof or just a picture of me outside in the snow grilling our wonderful T’Bone steaks. We are equal opportunist grillers. Our motto is much the same and more reliable than that of the post office.
We grill come rain,shine,snow, sleet, hail, lightening, hurricane and blizzard. We keep three tanks just for this purpose.
Here is the not so flattering photo of me on the deck, talking to my friend and grilling steaks. Oh…they must be rare to medium rare. I cannot over cook a good piece of meat. I have tried and failed. Much to the chagrin of those of my acquaintances who have the poor taste to like dead, overdone, tough as leather meat. I cook it to perfection and you can ruin it yourself by throwing it in the microwave. I’m not doing it for you…..
If you ever visit and I prepare my special grilled baked potatoes and a yummy piece of steak…it will be done to perfection….Mine!! You can do what you will after I remove it from the grill.
By the way…we are expected to get somewhere between 8-12″ of snow. Not a good snow but I guess it will suffice. My husband and I were discussing our idea of a great snow. At least we are on the same page in our thoughts of snow. That could have been a marriage disaster!! To our way of thinking…at least two feet. That would make it a great snow.
I know…we are in the wrong place. I can remember when Virginia would get snows like that. I am afraid we will have to move to a more Northern climate. Hopefully before I am too old and frail to enjoy the stuff.