The weatherman had predicted the possibility of a light snow fall; but by sunrise we realized we’d passed the “light snowfall” mark. As road closings became more widespread and the snow continued to fall, we knew our big plans for the weekend might not pan out. I assessed the fridge and pantry and was relieved to find plenty of left-overs and staples to get us through. I’m sharing a few snow pics and an easy oatmeal cookie recipe in this post. I promise it’s super simple and way more delicious than expensive store-bought ones.
Snow in Alabama melts almost as soon as it hits the ground but this snow was different. We couldn’t resist getting outside and enjoying our little winter wonderland. I bundled up and grabbed my camera to capture what I could, secretly wishing the sun would come out and melt away the beautiful blanket of white.
Remember the white ice skates I mentioned in a recent post? Click here to read about my Thrifty Christmas Decor if you missed it.
No editing or filter on this photo. Aren’t the leaves beautiful!
This measurement was taken mid morning as the snow continued to fall.
Eric and I had plans to travel to Nashville to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of dear friends and then drive back to Huntsville Saturday morning so Eric could run the Rocket City Marathon. The marathon would have been his seventh!
As weather and road conditions worsened in our area, we decided to stay safe and stay at home. It meant letting our friends know we wouldn’t make it and missing out on the reward of months of marathon training.
I couldn’t help but thinking of a line from one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
We made the most of our day, thankful that we never lost power, and for a warm home, plenty to eat, and family to share our day with. Sitting by a roaring fire, reading, checking on friends and family, watching Netflix, and eating homemade cookies turned out to the be the perfect way to spend a early December snow day.
Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
A big part of thrifty living and sticking to a grocery budget is having a well-stocked pantry and a few easy recipes up my sleeve (or preferably in a recipe binder!) This cookie recipe is one of my favorites. I usually make it as a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie (Eric’s favorite) but I had a bag of dried cranberries that needed to be used so I substituted those instead. You could also make this as a simple oatmeal cookie without any dried fruit.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your day! As always, thank you for taking the time to stop and read as I share pieces of my life here. My hope is to encourage and inspire you to see the beauty and blessings of every ordinary day!
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