17 Inches of snow, according to the reports! I think it's finally stopped snowing but now we're dealing with gusting winds and drifts! This continues to be awesome. Here are some pictures of the backyard. Sorry they're bad - I lost my camera so I'm limited to using the camera on my phone :)
You can tell in this picture that we've almost lost our adirondack chairs under the snow.
Here the drift against the fence is about three feet high. We've had to shovel this little path throughout the day otherwise we really would be trapped in the house!
The day around here has been pretty good, Calhoun and I both have a lot of work to do before the end of the semester so we've spent the day shoveling, cooking, procrastinating and doing some work.
We cooked lunch, modifying one of the hotdish recipes we got from Calhoun's mom.
Pizza Hot Dish
2 cup uncooked egg noodles
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
15 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 cup water
Grated cheese for the top
Grease a 9x9" pan; line with uncooked noodles. Brown meat and onions and add to noodles. Mix liquid and seasonings and pour over. Make uncovered 45 minutes at 350. Add grated cheese and bake 10 minutes more.
We sometimes add or substitute pepperoni, making it taste more like pizza and even easier to make!
But today, given that we were snowed in and not really prepared, we made it with 1/2 pound hamburger and 1/2 pound sausage and substituted marinara sauce from a can for the tomato sauce and water. It tasted a bit more like lasagna than pizza but was still amazing and a perfect lunch for our snowed in day!
Then, Calhoun walked to the corner store to get a dozen eggs and I made chocolate cookies while he shoveled the cars out! Great day.