Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snow Found

So it appears that the snow I was trying to entice into town last night did arrive.  It just needed a bit of overnight help.

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Technically it is still a work day for me (seeing I did not have to venture out in a vehicle like most of Victoria) but because the majority of my day to day coworkers are American I really only had my daily tasks to perform.  Happy Thanksgiving BTW! :)

I took the opportunity to treat the day a bit like a snow day.

Made a big pot of coffee instead of my usual 1.5 mugs…

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Filled my tummy with toast and almond butter with banana…

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Then set out with my boots, gloves, toque and James Dean for a walk to the park down the street…

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Back in the warmth of my apartment I got a bit of work done then set to pulling the meat from the leftover roasted chicken to make soup.

Soup #1: Corn Chowder with Chicken

Totally cheated using this soup mix I received from Low Fat Kat eons ago…

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Just add water…and some chicken…et voila…lunch!

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Baked up a side of yam chips to go alongside. 

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After lunch I got to work on making the chicken stock for soup #2…

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I saved you from the picture of the chicken carcass.  You are welcome.  Simmered the bare bird, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary and s&p for four hours.  The house smelled fabulous all day.

While the stock simmered I finished work, ran a load of laundry, snacked on a new Larabar flavour and watched Eat Pray Love.

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During the movie I heated up a Chicken Enchilada from the freezer.

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I don’t know about you guys, but I really enjoyed the movie.  Maybe it’s because I’ve never read the book but I thought it was quite well done!

After the show I got to work on soup #2 but it’s still simmering so the recipe will have to wait until tomorrow.  I think the perfect way to complete this relaxing yet productive snow day is with a couple of hours of reading and maybe a crunchy snack.

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Popchips and Kindle.  Sounds good to me!

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3 comments:

Jessica said...

I loved the movie too! I thought it was FANTASTIC and I read the book too!!

Letters to Juliet is super cute too!! Cheeseball ending, but cute!

Laura said...

i can't get through the book but the movie is on it's way & i will watch it.

i loved loved the last snow picture, it's amazeballs!

Amy said...

I've got Eat, Pray, Love on tap for tonight.

With some cheese maybe.

:)