Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What Should I do on a cold Wintery Day??

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I wrote this blog yesterday but just as I was about to post, our internet went and only came back during the night.

Brrrrrrrr, it’s cold today in Israel. Although we live in the south and not expecting any snow :( we do have high winds and rain on and off. Heavy rain is forecasted for later in the day and tomorrow and Friday

The Tel Aviv and areas have high wind. Jerusalem and the surrounding areas and the North of Israel, well they also have high winds and heavy snow.  Electrical outages are reported everywhere.

Have a look at the article from Arutz 7 from early afternoon.
It is snowing in Israel  

Oh wow! I just heard a rumble of thunder over my house. Now another one and another one! Here comes the storm...we have hail the size of golf balls and the wind is blowing like crazy. Five minutes later, the hail is changing to heavy rain and it is very, very cold. I don't know how we are going to get the dog out to do her business.  Just mentioning to  go out and she runs away and hops into bed.  Smart pooch!

What was I going to do on such a cold day, I thought to myself? I could go back to bed and hide under the blankets or I could clean up the house. I could surf the news and Facebook. I could do laundry and hang the clothes inside. I could prepare work for my students for next week or I could turn on the oven and warm up the room where the computer is and bake.

And bake I did.  I made coconut cake, chocolate chip cake, raisin and cranberry squares and baked 2 batches of cookies. Talking on the phone, I forgot [didn’t hear the timer go off] the first batch in the oven and they sort of got slightly burnt. Saved the best ones and baked the second batch…


Have a look at my day’s accomplishments…




 Chocolate chip cake


Coconut Cake



Raisin-Cranberry Squares 
Sprinkle Cookies 

Once the baking was finished, and while the flour was still out. I decided to make mushroom and barley soup and pizza for supper.    

Barley and Mushroom Soup 



Tomato and Peppers Pizza

If you would like any recipes, just contact me with an e-mail address. 

Oh, by the way, I did manage to get the laundry done. Think I’ll go peel the veggies, for tomorrow’s Shabbat cooking… 

That’s all for now. Feel free to comment and share.
Stay safe and warm…

Miriam     
Postscript: It's 6:30a.m. and as I post this blog the wind is howling and it is raining very hard, smashing against the windows. Wishing you a good day. Stay warm and stay safe.        

1 comment:

Chaya said...

I suppose we all find the same activities to keep us busy in this weather. I also baked cookies and cake and make a nice pot of soup! Have a good day and keep warm!

By the way, nice new layout...