Well, the snow did come yesterday-about 4″. So no family coming today. Hopefully, Dave, Jess and the boys will get to come about the middle of the week. I’m not sure when Chuck will come. The girls are excited today. There is enough snow to make snow cream, which is a favorite around here. There probably will be some sledding today too. The winds are supposed to start later today so we’ll just have to see how everything goes. The cows don’t seem to mind the snow at all.
I took these pictures from our dining room window. Later today, we will be going down to the barn to get milk. I will try to take more pictures then.
Hubby completely surprised me yesterday morning. We very seldom get each other gifts at Christmas but this year he got me this wonderful mixer. He even braved Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve to get it for me. Complete surprise! I got up yesterday morning, went to turn the coffee pot on and there it was. I squealed out loud and he just smiled that beautiful smile of his that always says “I love you”. He said with all the cooking and baking I do, he thought it would come in handy. Well, it certainly will. I made a batch of banana nut muffins in it this morning. I used a different recipe than I normally use and I think I like it much better. The recipe is:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat), 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 2/3 cup mashed bananas, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Combine all ingredients. Pour into muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min. I used my large muffin tin and got 6 muffins. Very good.
No church today because of the snow. I sure am glad we got to go Friday night to the candlelight service. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I hope that you can all get together soon. What a wonderful surprise. My husband and I don’t generally get each other much, or we do something that we need for the house.
Your recipe sounds good for the banana muffins. I will have to try that. I like the nuts, but the girls don’t care for them as much.
Have a great day with your family and enjoy the snow. Ours is mostly gone now. There is a chance for more this week, but not sure when. I am thankful my husband has the week off with pay to spend the time at home with us.
I loved being snowed in on Christmas. That was the sweetest Christmas surprise ever!
We only got about 2 inches of snow which is ALOT for our southern state. We had snow cream too 🙂 We LOVE it and make it every time we get snow (which is quite rare here). Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and hope you can get together with your family soon. That was a super sweet gift your hubby gave you. I am sure you will reward him for his thoughfulness with all the goodies you’ll be making with it. Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂