In the words of my father...I need to "Think Cool". The Pacific Northwest is experiencing record high heat this week. 106° is hot enough when you live in the south and have the air running 24/7 & 365 days a year. But 106° in a house without air is just plain ridiculous!!!! Needless to say I haven't even gone near the stove or grill much less cooked anything. Even making a sandwich has me working up a sweat so there's been a lot of eating out and takeout going on in this household. So, this week I flashback to the days of winter (when I was whining about too much snow)and get in a chilly frame of mind! I know Jigs needs a reminder..he loves the snow! He turns into one big snowball too!
These days he's spending his days in front of the fan and getting misted under the sprinkler! Here he is savoring the crisp air.
I'm not so sure the birds appreciate it as much as Jigs does. But we keep them well fed so I don't think they suffer too much!
Even the hummy stuck around during all of the snow this winter.
My flowers aren't too happy right now..not sure they were any happier under this blanket :-) But ahhhh doesn't it look refreshing?
I love seeing all of the frosty tips
I'm not sure what's worse...getting in a car as hot as an oven and burning yourself on the seatbelt buckle...or facing the slick roads? Right now I'd take the roads...or stay at home and snuggle up on the couch!
Because if you get out in it..you just have to come home again! Looks like more snow in the distance...
Falling allll night long.....how I would love that right now!
I could bake Christmas goodies all day and cook all night instead of visiting Jack in the Box!
I had thought of showing some wintry fare like soup or stew but the thought of it had me breaking out in hives, so I figured
no-cook was the way to go. There is some microwaving involved but if the microwave is heating up your house I'd suggest you go buy a new one and get tested for microwave poisoning...um...don't worry. I just made that up!
These are two recipes that make an easy tasty addition to your holiday gift plates. The hardest part is the dipping and thats not too hard!
- Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together.
- Roll into walnut size balls.
- Chill for an hour.
- Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark.
- Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark.
- Allow to harden on wax paper.
- Takes about 15 min.
- While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate almond bark.
- When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white almond bark.
- I just use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the almond bark.
- Combine all ingredients except for chocolate bark.
- Refrigerate over night or until well chilled.
- Shape coconut mixture into walnut-size balls.
- Freeze until firm.
- Melt chocolate in microwave following package directions.
- Pierce balls with a tooth pick or wooden skewer, dip balls into chocolate.
- Lay on wax paper until set.
If you have a flashback of any kind you'd like to share post your link below!
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