20 Degrees In Smithtown!

Today was a rousing success. We did a lot of the things we wanted to do and also got some baking in. How often can you say all that?

Stamping wise, not a lot going on. I had a couple of online orders placed last night so that is good. While I didn't bring a lot of stamping stuff with me I DID bring the stuff to make some gift tags and will get them out tomorrow to play with them.

It SNOWED today. Sure it wasn't much but it was still snow and Kiera was thrilled!

Forecast for tomorrow  is sunny but cold like 25 degrees as the high. The weekend is supposed to have freezing rain. Why isn't that snow?? I don't know enough about it but apparently you have to have the right barometric pressure before it snows.

Still on the agenda: Go see the Big Duck in Flanders. Go to the big Goodwill store in St. James. Go the King's Park, go to the craft fair this weekend. Go to the St. James General Store tomorrow.

Saturday is the big Family Dinner.

On the menu so far is angel hair pasta with Grandma's sauce recipe. Sicilian sausage and meatballs, and if I can pull it off, braciola. For the uninitiated, braciola is a very thin piece of flank steak pounded even thinner, layered with a mixture of sautéed garlic and onion, sweet basil, parmesan cheese, Italian bread crumbs, and two hard boiled eggs, then rolled into a tight little roll and held together with toothpicks and browned on all sides then left to cook all the way through in the simmering marinara sauce.

When it is done you take it out, slice it thinly, and serve as the meat course in an Italian feast. Also on the menu is garlic bread, rice balls, and Ginger Ale.

Assorted Italian pastries is for dessert including rainbow cookies, black and whites, mini tarts, cannoli, and grandma's butter cookies.

A food coma will follow.

Ok, it is well past bedtime here and we are zonked from the day. I feel we will be warmer in bed, so off we go!

Talk later,