Today is the last day to enter my Rubbermaid giveaway!
What a memorable weekend in Asheville! Friday morning we woke up to a few inches of snow that grew into an unexpected foot by mid-morning Saturday. I spent Friday morning at WLOS taping my segment for the Carolina Spotlight (it's airing December 19th if you are local!) and by the time I left the roads were a nightmare. I was driving and praying I got home safely at the same time.
Luckily I did and the first thing I wanted to do was let Makena out to play. Last year she had so much fun in her first snow that I was anxiously awaiting seeing her out in again. She was super timid at first and clearly did not remember snow, but once I walked her out in it she went crazy hoping around like a deer!
By then most of our street was home as well so we let all the dogs play. They had a blast.
Makena even did well with some of the little kids.
I think she would have kept playing all night if we let her but eventually I worried about her being cold, so I took her in.
Since we hadn't planned ahead to get so much snow and the road were so bad the Hubs and I had to cancel our dinner plans in favor of staying home. We cracked open a bottle of wine...
... and made a pretty epic cheese plate. I'm so glad we just happened to have this stuff in the fridge from my recent ALDI project. BTW ALDI cheese is incredible and is at crazy good prices. <--- not sponsored
Saturday morning we woke up to even more snow and it was still coming down!
Since at this point the snow was nearing a foot, I figured we'd be snowed in the for the rest of the day (no one EVER plows our neighborhood) so I played Top Chef with what was left in the fridge to plan our meals for the rest of the day. For breakfast I made a veggie stuffed burrito with eggs, cheese, salsa, avocado, kale, peppers and onion. It was so good that I think I'm adding it to my regular breakfast rotation.
Luckily we kept our power (others were not so fortunate) but our internet was out all day, so it was nice to have a bit of a digital detox for the day. I addressed my Christmas cards, cleaned out the fridge and spent a little time outside. I also went on a 3 mile treadmill run that for some reason kicked my rear.
The Hubs shoveled our long driveway and Makena helped him.
He even built me the biggest snowman! I named him Bruce. 🙂
And yes, I'm wearing his snow pants.... they were easier to put on than mine!
For dinner I worked with what we had and made my Curry Roasted Cauliflower and some roasted asparagus. They both turned out delicious.
We also made some of the Hubs salmon he caught in Alaska. So good!
Not a bad day of eats for not planning on getting snowed in.
Sunday was another slow day. Luckily the sun came out and the snow started to melt. The highlight was finally getting out of the house for an early dinner and stopping by the store to replace one of our artificial Christmas trees. The lights finally stopped working on it so we tossed the old one.
I hope y'all had an equally great weekend. Come back for posts on my New Orleans trip and my Charlotte tv segment this week!
What did you do this weekend?
Kristy from Southern In Law says
Oh how fun!! I’ve never seen snow in person ???? which is probably a good thing as I hateee the cold!
I can't believe you got all that snow! We haven't had that much snow yet. Looks like you made the best of it. Love your creativity in the kitchen!
Blane Sherer says
Hey, how ironic , you were filming a segment
at WLOS during that snow on Friday ( Big Smile ).
I'm glad that you got home OK afterwards and that
you were able to enjoy your weekend at home.
I like the snowman Bruce.
Lisa Frohock says
Great pictures of Makena! I got my Christmas cards done also. Merry Christmas!
Deborah Brooks says
You all got a lot more snow than we did this time! Ours did not stick at all. Hope you enjoyed
Danny Steadman says
That’s a lot of snow....we got an inch or so starting Friday morning while I was at work. After leaving I did what any good southerner goes, Waffle House. It was snowing during the Krampus party which made it all the more festive
Wow so much snow! Way more than we got..it's all melted now 🙁
Love the pics of your pups in the snow! And those wine glasses are so fun!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
Crazy how you got a foot of snow! I love having to play "what meal can I put together with the food we have". Sometimes the seemingly odd combinations turn out the best!
Lisa Ballantyne says
Love those wine glasses! And I had to laugh at what you named your snowman--my husband's name is Bruce! Looks like Makena had a blast outside! All around, a most enjoyable post!
Looking forward to your segment on WLOS! Will feel like old times seeing your smiling face in the studio again!
Happy Monday Julie!
Those are the cutest wine glasses. Snow days are the best when you don't have to go anywhere. Even though you said you had to cancel your dinner plans,but that cheese plate paired perfect with the wine. A perfect snowy stay in night.
Heather @Lunging through Life says
So so fun! I wish we got snow up here now. Annabelle would be living it. Even when it flurries she is screaming snow! Haha I’m glad you had some good food too! That cheese plate looks amazing.
Lol, Bruce is awesome, how fun! The snow looks so pretty, also your meals look awesome! Hope you have a great day.