Monday, December 06, 2010

Blog Worthy Weather

Remember that winter storm I mentioned yesterday? Well, it's still here and looks like it will be staying around until tomorrow.  It is snowing hard.  All the schools were closed, so the boys were home.  It was too snowy for Jim to be working outside, so he was home.  And me, I was home: working!  Every one else got a snow day, but not me. One of the perks of working at home I guess. 

You want to see how much snow we got?  The guys had to go out shoveling twice yesterday and twice today.
Oh yeah.  And it's still snowing.  I had to take Dexter out for a walk, regardless of the conditions.  Fortunately I have all the gear I could need: snow pants, good boots, lots of woolies for feet, hands and head. Even Dexter has a super great winter coat, from Chilly Dogs

Not that he cares. He loves the snow!

And tonight, we made Rum Balls.  I published this recipe before, but it bears repeating:

Chocolate Rum Balls

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 eggs slightly beaten
pinch of salt
1 3/4 cups graham wafer crumbs
2 tbsp dark rum

Combine butter, icing sugar and chocolate chips in a double boiler. Add beaten eggs and salt. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture thickens and is smooth. Remove from heat and add rum and crumbs. Combine well. Refrigerate at least three hours. Shape into balls; roll in chocolate shavings, coconut or nuts.


  1. I've always got my eye out for an awesome coat - thanks for the link. What size did you get for yer pooch?

  2. My aunt used to make wonderful rum balls. And although she gave me the recipe, when I tried to make them (and I'm a really good cook), they just didn't taste the same. So thanks for posting your recipe. It's different but it looks great. I look forward to making them.

  3. I saw on The Weather Network that the areas around London got a huge dump of snow!!
    Glad we are just out of reach of the lake effect snow belts.
    Your rum balls look very tastey:-)

  4. Yes, I'm ready for the snow to go away also. It's way to early for it.

  5. wowza, that's some serious snow up there in the frozen tundra!

  6. Hey, your boys are shovelling a path similar to the one I did today!