This is Snow Joke

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

I’m sure you’ve all either experienced or heard about the massive amount of snow that the Chicago area, along with much of the rest of the country, has gotten over the last 24 hours.

Isn’t it pretty?

Waking up to snow rimmed windows is nice.

Until you realize that you’re completely marooned at your parents’ house in the suburbs.

With a 3 foot snow drift against the garage door, all I can say is that I’m thankful for snow blowers- not that I’m planning on leaving the house today.

And I’m thankful for snow days.

I got a call this morning that our office officially closed for the day (you betcha).  Hmm…what will I do with my time?

I can think of one important decision to be made:

I don’t know if you know this, but soup is actually required fare on snow days.  I don’t make the rules, I just follow them.

I’m not even usually a soup kinda gal, but these are some of my favorites.  Lucky for me they were both in stock at my parents’ house.

If you haven’t tried Pacific Food‘s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup, you should.  Even if you don’t really like tomato soup.  Way better than Campbell’s, both for the taste and the ingredients.

Plus open faced roast beef and turkey sandwiches.  We’re Scandinavian, it’s what we do.  Especially with the fried onions on top.   And a bowl of soup just can’t reach its full potential without a sandwich on the side.

And since it’s cold, I’ve also been eyeing the bottle of aquavit stashed in the freezer.

Like I said, we’re Scandinavian, it’s what we do.

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8 thoughts on “This is Snow Joke

  1. I agree about that soup. I’m “snowed in” too. Don’t much care for it, but what can ya do. Enjoy your beverages 🙂

  2. We are snowed in as well, yesterday we couldn’t get out at all, my husband’s office even had a snow day! Today the husband made it to work, but the kiddies had another snow day from school. I need to go take some pictures, the drifts are about as tall as my 3 year old 😉

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