It looks like it will stay around freezing for the next week and I think more snow is predicted. I think the city can handle a couple of inches but not much more (no plows). Our cars are rear wheel drive and have summer tires, so we really aren't well equipped. We are each carrying two bags of sand in the "boot" to provide a little more traction. Hopefully, it won't get much worse.
Given the fact that he's having so much fun and the potential for more light snow over the weekend, we decided to stay put. So, no trip report this week.
Note: we got snow about this time last year too (link).
We've been playing "Ticket to Ride" on family nights and watching a movie rental or two. It's nice to take it easy.
I decided to go all-in with "fancy" meals this past week. Not sure if anyone cares, but I've enjoyed the Jamie Oliver book so much I decided to do more than 1 or 2 recipes from it this week. They've ranged from good to fantastic so I'll keep plugging away. It's fun to try new things. (And if I can do it, I'm sure most anyone can).
Alex: Dad, I like these fancy meals and all, but when do you think we can have some plain ones?
[Okay, I guess I need to work in a few "plain" meals this week.]
3-course feast last Sunday -- started with some crab cakes with the leftover crabmeat we had
Stilton, Apple & Walnut Crouets (w/ mushrooms)
and mushroom soup (w/ cream and truffle oil)
Though I rarely get these in "15 minutes" they don't take too long. JO does a really good job of combining flavors and I'm enjoying trying new things. We certainly ate well this week.
That's all. Have a good week everyone. Hopefully I'll have something more exciting for you next week.