23 February 2010

Breaking News: SNOW!

It's snowing right this very minute!

I won't go into the 75+ degree weather we had the day before yesterday. I won't tell you how excited I was that spring had come.

Because we are getting real snow!
In Texas!
In the last week of February!
Big, fat, if slightly wet flakes!
And there is actually some accumulation- amazing considering that hot sun we had 48 hours ago.

16 February 2010

Pancake Day

In some parts of the world, today is the day to make pancakes and use up all that rich butter, eggs, and sugar before Lent. For those of you who haven't been to the farm for breakfast- I have been known to eat large amounts of pancakes. I don't even need a reason or a special day set aside for pancakes. I am a life long pancake connoisseur.

So what did I have for breakfast? . . . Waffles that I made last weekend and froze. Waffles generally have more of the good stuff than pancakes, so at least I stuck with the general concept. But had I been thinking about this when I was fixing breakfast I would certainly of made pancakes.

I considered making them for dinner, but I don't think that the Texan would appreciate that. Plus, pancakes wouldn't go well with the chocolate cake I made for Valentine's Day.
 
So I'll just share what some of my fellow bloggers have to say about Pancakes today.

A Taste of Savoie
Everyday Food
Pete Bakes
Savour Fare - OK, this one isn't about pancakes, it's about King Cake a traditional Mardi Gras treat in New Orleans.
Serious Eats
Tasty Kitchen
The Pioneer Woman

12 February 2010

Daffodils

I took these pictures six days ago And for the last six days I have been trying to come up with words to describe how much I adore daffodils. I still can't do it justice.

Daffodils bring hope that spring will come, even this year.

These daffodils were a gift from a good friend of my mom. I'll claim her as my friend too, since she surprised me with a big box of daffodil bulbs.
Thanks M.G., you can't imagine how much I am enjoying these!