Friday, October 28, 2011

The weather ruined my plans...

So it is October 28th. They are calling for 5-8 inches of snow tomorrow. I live in south central PA. WTHECK! Really? Snow? And 5-8 inches yet at that! Ummm... no. See Mr. Weatherman, I have plans. A kid's event at the local dirt track and a harvest party at a church with the besties. And now what of those plans you ask... Canceled, postponed, rescheduled. Not exactly feeling so welcoming of the first snow. Can you blame me? It is only October!!!!!!! But it is what it is, and it is up to ME to make the best out of a rather glum situation. So, my new plans are hottub in the snow with the fam, sweat pants, fuzzy socks, movies, hot chocolate, bake, crafting, and finishing "The Help" (read it!!! it is great!) I am not so sad now. So if you are like me, and weather or what not has threw a hitch in your plans, and it is causing you to re-plan... here are some ideas for you :) 

If you have a family with little kiddos, or if your family is like mine... no kiddos, but young at heart, then whip up these quick fall-ish waffles! 

So simple! Just whip up your fav waffle recipe ( or use this one) and add some fall sprinkles and /or choco chips into the batter! So simple, yet the kids will go crazy! A shout out to my little brother, Ben, for the great idea!
Here is another one for the kiddos. Check out my Caramel Apple Craft post here... Simple and fun! If you don't have everything on hand, improvise! :) :) :) Don't be afraid to give the kiddos some scissors and let them cut up some paper for on the apples! Need to build those fine motor skills! :) :) :) 

One of my most popular posts, Tye Dye Cake is another simple activity, fun for the whole family! It would look awesome in purple and orange for Halloween! 

Try a new recipe. Here are some Peanut Butter Fudge Caramel Apples I created a few weeks ago. I have been waiting to share them with you! I wanted to make them with my mom's PB Fudge recipe, but did not have everything on hand for it, so I used a simple recipe. Feel free to use you fav fudge recipe!  I used 5 Granny Smith apples, shoved a wooden stick into each one. Meanwhile I laid out wax paper for the apples to dry on. I just bought a bag of Kraft Caramels in the candy section and followed the recipe on the back for making caramel apples. Super easy... Dipped my apples and after they were set, made the PB fudge with a can of sweetened condensed milk and a bag and half of Reese's PB chips. You need to get your milk really hot without boiling it on the stove, then add you PB chips until melted. Then quickly dip and drip off the excess.  Let set. YUMMY!!! Caramel + PB= Best combo ever!!!

My fudge was kind of thick, so I could spread it around too. Not the prettiest, but I think it was just the fudge recipe I used. I did not care what they looked like. They were too yummy to care!!!! TRY THIS!!!

Whip out your favorite classic and reread it! Jane Eyre is my new favorite all time book. If you have not read it, it is a must!!! Charlotte Bronte has an amazing way with words!

Or grab your favorite movie. The one you always mean to watch again, but keep putting it off cause you need to be in the right mood. Get your sweatpants and fuzzy socks on and snuggle up with your hot chocolate and watch your movie. Mine is "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Audrey Hepburn was fabulous!!! 
So, not such a boring weekend anymore, right?  Thank you snow. Thank you for ruining my plans. I needed a weekend at home. :) 


  1. YUM!! I love the idea of putting sprinkles in waffles! I am definitely going to try that this holiday season! Peanut butter fudge and caramel apples....I think I need some of these NOW! What a great idea!

  2. @BreAna--- I know! Try them... They are my favorite combo ever!!!