Good Morning! To all of you Southerners out there… I really hope you are enjoying the warmer weather. It is pretty darn chilly already up here. I am talking an average temperature in the 30s.
To my Orlando folks specifically, you have a high today of 73°F. Yes, I still have your weather on my phone, and yes, I am truly envious.
I may not have cardigan weather around me, but today I found something else pretty exciting to keep me warm. A “real eggs” veggie and chicken scramble!
By quoting “real eggs” I am basically making fun of myself because I almost never use eggs straight from the carton. In fact, I rarely even buy them.
I prefer to buy liquid eggbeaters or egg whites from the carton, to cut the cholesterol and time separating egg yolk from egg white. Not today!
I had a considerable amount of eggs left over from making all of our Thanksgiving Day desserts, so today I used them up by making Scott and I a killer scramble. I always stick to my scrambling eggs technique when loading them with a good amount of ingredients. After cracking six eggs, I added a handful of spinach, red peppers, deli chicken, shredded Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheese, and a little bit of cracked pepper.
Scott asked for even more cheese, so I added some to the top after plating up, which melted in after a minute or so.
Real eggs… you are not so bad!
Roadie’s First Snow
Some of you have been asking me how Roadie is dealing with the colder weather, and now snow up here. Well… that is an interesting question.
If I had to guess, I would say that Roadie looks at snow the same way I look at driving in it: questionable.
We had our first official snow fall up here last Saturday night! When I woke up Sunday morning I was not sure I was ready for what I saw outside the front door…
To be honest, I was pretty flipping excited about it. I have been in snow a handful of times, but have never be able to wake up to it right outside my house.
Roadie, on the other hand, had is very first experience that morning. He really had no idea what all of the “white stuff “was. Every little foot print or track was up for investigation…
I thought it was pretty cute to see little dog foot prints up and down our streets, but he just could not figure out why they were there.
I guess we are really not in Florida anymore, Roadie.
After a few minutes of sniffing, I finally convinced him to go potty. Whenever I saw a patch of green poke through, we covered it. This snow was only a couple inches, and I know it is just the beginning of what is to come.
I am probably one of the only people around who actually gets excited to see snow on the weather forecast. That was before I had to attempt to drive in it…
Now that is another story.
To make it short, I am in desperate need of new tires and it was awful!
My breaks seemed to disappear, I was slipping and sliding all over the place, and I ended up turning around right outside of our neighborhood to have Scott drive me. I am hoping and praying when I get my new winter tires put on tomorrow that my next experience driving in the snow will not be a scary one. Fingers crossed!
Questions of the Day
• Do your winters have snow? If you have a dog, how does he/she react to it?
• Any driving in the snow tips for this Southerner?
Scott grew up in the snow and has taught me to pump the breaks, slowly turn from right to left and drive extra slow. Apparently, skidding is normal and it is something I “just have to get used to.” I would be lying if I said I felt comfortable braving it again on my own! Any suggestions?
Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite
Don’t be afraid of driving in the snow! I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life (currently in Ohio). I’m trying to teach my friend who relocated to Ohio from California how to drive in the snow as well. What will help you, I think, is taking your car to an empty parking lot and play around with it. #1 rule of driving in the snow- go SLOW. Slower than you think you should. Even if every other car is passing you on the highway, keep going slowww. You will eventually see them in the ditch later on anyway haha. But if you are going to fast or start to lose control of the car DON’T slam on your brakes. Let go of the gas completely and lightly tap on the brakes…if that makes sense. Good luck! You will be okay…this is just the beginning of the winter season 😉
Great advice Alisha! I told Scott I want to go to the arena parking lot and have at it when I get new tires and when it becomes icy. That is the only way I think I will feel comfortable!
Hopefully you can leave your Florida tags on the car so people will understand you are an inexperienced snow driver!! You will get better at it in due time…
Ha, very true. Although it also is an Orlando Magic tag, and I drive a Lexus (which is not Ford, Chrysler or Dodge). I am pretty sure people already don’t like me up here in Detroit sports and motor city town!