Friday, January 21, 2011

It's Been a Cold, Slow, Tired Week

An arctic air mass enveloped the state of Minnesota this week. Thursday's low was around -15°. Right now in Saint Cloud it is -5°. A lot of Minnesotans thrive on this frigid weather, going ice fishing, snow mobiling and skiing. My husband and I think these people are insane. This type of weather just makes me want to curl up in a ball in bed under a pile of blankets. Except for walking to the car from work and taking the dogs out on quick jaunts, we try to not go outside at all (with the exception of my husband shoveling the driveway when absolutely necessary). We much prefer to sit in front of the fireplace with mugs of hot cocoa.

Needless to say, I was feeling very tired and lethargic this week. Mid-January is always hard for me. It seems there is no sign of warm weather in sight. It's also needless to say that I combat this by cooking and baking warm and comforting foods. This week it was Lemon Chicken Soup and Golden Sweet Cornbread drizzled with maple syrup. It doesn't get more comforting than that! This weekend and next week I plan on cooking casseroles and more soups. I think some cookies are also in order since we finally threw away all of the old, stale Christmas cookies that were cluttering up the kitchen counter.

Here's how Stanley and MooMoo stay warm. How do you keep warm when the weather is too cold to bear?

1 comment:

  1. It has been horribly cold over here in Michigan also! Darn those Arctic air masses anyway :( I need to get some booties like your Stanley has for my dog. He could barely walk in the snow to go potty this morning. I felt horrible for him.