Friday, December 01, 2006

Let It SNOW

I absolutly love the first snow of the season, before it gets all dirty and gross and eventually just a pain in the ass. Today we woke up with a couple of inches on the ground, a winter wonderland you might say. To bypass the morning commute in the snow, working from home was on the menu. We have an 8 mile run and a 10 mile run to do sometime in the next three days. I am thinking we are going to do them Saturday and Sunday to give people a chance to shovel if they are going to.

I am in the process of making all kinds of Christmas cookies for the holidays. My Aunt always makes cookies for everyone as part of their presents and I am hoping to start a similar tradition. Yesterday I made thumbprint cookies (which are my absolute favorite) for the first time ever. I thought they tasted a bit funny and when I was at the Jewel this morning picking up a few things I realized that the flour we had in the house was self-rising flour which I had used to bake some bread a few weeks ago.......so although they were still delicious at least now I know why they weren't quite right. I was also following my stepmom's recipe for these delicious do-dads and her instructions for the frosting where "add sugar and milk until the consistancy is good"....I don't know what 'good' meant, but it tasted super good. I am doing a trial run of all the cookies I am going to make before the final batches to give people....this makes Jason pretty happy and you know....runner DO need carbs. Right?

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Cookies...yummm!

Firefly's Running said...

BTW, did you guys get my e-mail from earlier this week?

Tim said...

I'm not sure I ever thought I'd say this, but your picture is making me miss those Chicago winters... Yay snow!