Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter fun when it's to cold to do much outside.

What to do in cold weather to keep from getting cabin fever???

We have recently tried out these three games all three are great because the whole family can play! I know that with the range of ages in our family, it can be difficult to find games that interest and challenge everyone. All three of these games are not only fun, but give everyone a chance to be family champion!

Another fine way to pass a icy icky day is Bowling! We actually went to Mass (7:30) then out to breakfast (take my advice: you know that diner you have passed by for years but never tried? Stop in sometime soon. We had a wonderful all you can eat buffet breakfast (and teenagers can really put it away!!) for 6 of us
under $50 with tip.) After that we stopped by the Rosebowl Lanes for a couple of games. I am proud to say I averaged over 100pts/game. Sure, that may not sound like much to you, but it is astounding to me! LOL! It was great to see everyone cheering for one another and laughing together. Just a great way to spend some quality time with the family.

Not much snow fell here this week, but somebody thought it was
enough to make a snow angel. Just when you think your kids are too
grown up, you come unexpectedly upon something like this and your heart just melts.

Gillian and I found an easy recipe for peanut brittle. We don't have any more because Joe at it all, but that just speaks to how delicious it is! Here's the

1 tablespoon non-salted butter, PLUS
1/2 teaspoon non-salted butter
1/2 cup Chopped non-salted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Sugar


Melt the butter in the small saucepan.

Then add the salt and peanuts to the butter and turn off the flame and stir completely. In a larger skillet completely melt the 2 cups of sugar at 350 degrees F until caramel color. Turn fire off immeaditaly so it doesnt burn. Quickly mix in the the peanut/butter/salt mix. Pour the complete mixture onto a buttered cookie sheet. Spread onto sheet. Let it completely cool and then break it.

Happy Sunday! Stay warm!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

You are never too old for snow angels, and that is a good one. I have not seen the three games you showed. I love playing Clue with my GGS. Your breakfast sounds good and the bowling fun too.