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.


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…


Filled my tummy with toast and almond butter with banana…


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


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…


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


Baked up a side of yam chips to go alongside. 


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


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.


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


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.


Popchips and Kindle.  Sounds good to me!

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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.