Cold Weather Fun

We've had lots of snow and ice this week, and we have all stuck pretty close to home. We've had lots of comfort food, a little crafting, and a lot of playing.

I finished three embroideries for blankets this week:

The two pirate-themed embroideries are for a new blanket design, the travel-themed one is for a baby set I am making.

I also had my first Etsy sale! I was very excited to see the email -- then I saw that the buyer was my sister. That still counts, right??

I had an email from Lucy inviting me to take part in a recipe round robin. I'm typing up the recipe for the email, I might as well share it with everyone!

Here is the yummy dinner we had Friday night:

Slow cooker chicken, oven roasted potatoes, green beans and sourdough bread. Jaxon wouldn't eat any of it!

Slow cooker chicken
1 small chicken (3 pounds-ish)
salt, pepper, paprika

1. Wad three pieces of aluminum foil into 3 to 4 inch balls, and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. Rinse chicken thoroughly in cold running water and pat dry. Season with salt, pepper and paprika and place on top of aluminum foil balls in slow cooker.

3. Set the slow cooker on high for 1 hour, and then put on low for about 8 to 10 hours.

That's it, and it is super yummy. I've done lots of variations including a garlic rub with slices of lemon.

Oven roasted potatoes
1.5-2 pounds of Redskin Potatoes
Olive oil
Onion Salt
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Clean and cut up potatoes into 1.5-2 inch chunks.

3. Place potatoes on one layer in a casserole dish (I use a 8" x 10" pyrex dish)

4. Drizzle with olive oil and then season to taste. Stir to evenly spread seasoning and oil.

5. Cover (I use aluminum foil) and bake for about 1 hour. Uncover and bake until browned (about 10-15 minutes).

Super duper easy and everyone (except Jaxon) is happy!

We also played in the snow today.

Jaxon and Samantha enjoy their favorite toys: sticks

Jaxon tries to make his first snow angel

Our prize for coming in: Hot Chocolate with marshmallows (chocolate marshmallows for the grown ups!)


Anonymous said...

It's so steamy hot here that I can't even look at the hot chocolate!

every sale is a good sale

luv Abby said...

ohhh yum... thanx for the chicken recipe I am always on the hunt for crock pot recipes.... cant wait to try it out.
luv Abby

Josie said...

Chocolate marshmallows! Does such a wonder even exist? The embroideries look great and congratulations on your first etsy sale....it totally counts.

Molly said...

Congrats on the Etsy shop and sale. Sisters definately count. If you figure out how to make kids eat what you cook, let me know. We struggle with that too.

Ferjenib said...

B - I totally count as a sale since I didn't take the family discount! I'm not just your sister. I'm a satisfied customer. Photos of Jaxon are super cute. I'd like to see some more. Hint Hint. Hugs - J

Levin (and Emily) said...

oh man.....that snow looks so good. it's 40C here now (way over 100F - to hot to work it out). how i would love to roll around in the snow.
the meal looks fantastic, but we are at the tail end of a horrible heatwave and the only thing we can eat is salad. i should be as thin as a rake......but alas.....
did you make the lemon cake???

samantha said...

can you please tell me what that thing is in the first photo holding the snow?! I'm fascinated.

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