These pictures are from just about 30 minutes after it started (about 2:30 this afternoon), and it was already sticking to the ground.
Just one hour later.
That’s Nick, sledding down our hill :)
And it’s still coming down!
We already have between 6-7 inches right now and the brunt of this storm isn’t supposed to hit until later tonight and into tomorrow!
I don’t know how much we’re going to get, but Nick, Roxy and I are ready to be snowed in this weekend.
About an hour after it started snowing, Nick and I drove up to the store across the street to pick up some beer for a recipe tonight – no dinner out tonight, sadly. The roads would have been way too bad and I’m kind of glad we didn’t try to get out to the restaurant.
Even just an hour after it started snowing, the snow was sticking to the roads and slushy + slippery! They’ve been salting the roads and getting ready for this storm for the past couple of days, so I wasn’t expecting it to build up so quickly.
But dinner was great!
I stared working on it while Nick was out sledding with our neighbors :) No worries – we’ll all be out there playing tomorrow, I’m sure.
The perfect cold + snowy-night meal.
- I used Virginia (!) ground bison instead of ground beef and only 1 lb. total
- I used 2 15 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
- I forgot the tomato paste! Just realized it.
- I used 2 large sweet potatoes and cubed/roasted them in the oven for 30-40 minutes (with olive oil and salt) instead of cooking them on the stovetop
I loved the sweet potatoes + raisins in this! It was such a great balance with the salty olives and the cumin + coriander spices.
We had some steamed broccoli with the picadillo, along with some of the beer that was also in the picadillo.
We love Starr Hill! This was our first time trying their Winter Lager, and it was great. I think we’ve tried just about every one they make and have enjoyed every one. We’ll have to visit someday – maybe a trip to Charlottesville needs to be planned.
Right now, Roxy is napping Nick’s lap and I’ve got one load of laundry to fold.
Other than that…it will be a pretty lazy weekend I think.
We’ve got one movie from Netflix plus a DVD with 3 One Tree Hill episodes :) Nick won’t be happy about that, but I think I might make him like it. We’ll see!
I can’t wait to see how much snow we have when we wake up! That’ll make breakfast even more fun.