Our first official snow day of the year! Also known as a teacher's dream come true!
I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland and loved every minute of it. Finn was dying to be outside in all of the madness. We took him out for a little while.
After a day of way too much Sportscenter, re-runs of "Sex and the City," reading my new Simply Christmas cookbook, and watching Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past (I LOVE Jennifer Garner) I was kind of ready to go back to work tomorrow. Or at least I was getting myself ready to go back. My brain was beginning to go into Lesson Plan mode.
Then I got the call.
NO SCHOOL AGAIN, TOMORROW!
What else are we to do?
William popped the champagne. I squeezed some fresh orange juice for a mimosa. Then, I attempted to make sugar cookies (thanks to a Christmas present from one of my sweet students)....sans the butter. I really thought I was prepared for the "winter storm". I braved the craziness of the grocery store to "stock up." But, I forgot butter.
The recipe, of course, called for butter. I called my mom. She told me to consult the tried and true Joy of Cooking and look for a substitution.
I found out that I could substitute corn or nut oil. All I had was vegetable oil. I went with it. Maybe not the best decision. :)
Not looking so good. This dough was seriously stuck inside of the whisk.
I switched to a spoon and trekked full speed ahead.
My little snowballs of sugar. :)
They were terrible. That's all.