While much of the United States has been pummeled with storm after winter storm for the past few months, north Texas has steered clear of frozen precipitation. That is, until last week.
First we had sleet, which created an icy mess that kept most area children home from school both Monday and Tuesday. And while the kiddos couldn't really play in it, it was nice to see a little white outside my window.
Friday, though, we got full blown, fluffy, white snow. I can't tell you how excited this former Michigander was to see those flakes a falling.
Maddie wasn't quite sure what to think at first.
But once she warmed up, she had a grand time.
Naturally, all that cold weather meant cooking lots of warm, hearty meals.
Things like stew.
You can find that recipe here.
That recipe is here.
And the ever-popular, Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
Of course, I had to whip up a few of these, too.
Cold weather sure makes for some mighty fine eatin'. Keeps the kitchen nice and warm, too.
The good thing about winter weather in Texas, though, is that it doesn't stick around very long. Now before you go thinking that I'm bragging, just remember there's a trade off. Those who get hammered with snow in February, enjoy July temps somewhere in the upper 70's, maybe 80. Meanwhile, Texan's will be baking in temps upward of 100 degrees.
Which would you rather have?