Monday, March 10, 2008


"I survived the Blizzard of 2008."

Last Thursday when I picked up Sweet Pea R from preschool, R says to me, "Mommy, Miss Karen says we are going to get a big snow this weekend!" I smiled and said, "really?" but then changed the subject. We have had no big snows this season, maybe one that was about 4 inches, but really, it has been a disappointing sledding season and I thought the weather forecasters were just trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Turns out we got the mountain, not the molehill, this time.

By Friday night we had 4-5 inches of snow, and first thing Saturday we already had 10 inches. By the time it was all said and done on Saturday evening, it was official...20.4 inches of snow. The biggest snowstorm, er blizzard, in Columbus. Ever.

A week ago today the mercury topped out at 70 degrees and R and I were playing in the garden, clearing out old leaves and weeds. Spring was in the air. But as they say, "if you don't like the weather in Ohio, wait 5 minutes."

Although I am itching for spring, there is something magical about a snow like this. Everything closes, our frenetic pace slows, neighbors lend a helping hand and a sort of aww-shucks, old-fashioned fun seeps out from everyone. At least, I know us Sweet Peas had fun:

As we hunkered down yesterday, I had a chance to plan some meals for the week:

Chicken Parmesan
Turkey Burgers
Homemade Pizza

What's cooking on your end?


Steel Magnolia said...

WOW J! I love the new look. I can't believe you got all that snow...amazing. And, we are having 3 of the same meals this week-homemade pizza, turkey burgers and chicken!!!

Slacker Mama said...

Love the new header and layout!

We're doing your Chicken Tetrazzini tonight. We're also doing balsamic and rosemary chicken with sauteed spinach one night, pesto pasta one night and burgers and oven fries one night.

We tried to do homemade pizza on Saturday, but I was rushed/distracted and somehow ended up ruining the dough. I think I didn't let the yeast come to room temp and/or added too much flour. Oh well...better luck next time!

Anonymous said...

Look at all that snow!
We are having your BBQ one night and then three recipes from cooking light. Herbed Chicken Piccata, Fettuccine w/ Prosciutto and Asparagus, and Turkey Pesto Sandwiches.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Thanks ladies for the input...Slacker, if the rosemary/balsamic chick is a winner let me know! Thanks Renee for your recipe ideas too.

The Mrs. said...

Look at that snow! I can hardly believe it!!! We had turkey burgers tonight!

Mama in Training said...

Give me the scoop on your turkey burgers, J. Do you add anything to the meat? What sides do you serve?