Note: this was supposed to be published on Friday! So, can we all please mentally rewind and pretend it is Friday as you read this?
Happy Friday! TGIF! It actually doesn't feel like a Friday at all. We have been off of work since 1:00 on Tuesday due to snow and ice! I won't lie, a 2 1/2 day work week was pretty nice! We had some time to sled, cook, watch movies, clean the house, and relax!
I think the thing that is greatest about a snow day is the fact that you don't know it is coming. So when you get it, it is like being given a gift of extra time. Since I expected to be various places (work, teaching Zumba, church) and they were all suddenly canceled, I found myself with 48 hours of free time with my family.
We also got to do some cooking.
We made snow cream! I got the idea to put out a big bowl BEFORE it started snowing so that we could collect snow for snow cream. This way, we would not have to scrape the snow off of the ground or other dirty things.
- 2 cups of snow
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and enjoy! Makes 2-3 small servings.
I also had time to create these Paleo Buffalo Chicken Bites. I know with the Super Bowl coming up, lots of people are looking for snack ideas. I think these would be a hit, especially if you like spicy chicken wings!
Paleo Buffalo Chicken Bites
- 3-4 raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup of coconut flour
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 stick butter or ghee
- 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- You will need two shallow bowls. Place the beaten egg in one bowl. In the other, mix the coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
- Using tongs, dip each chicken "bite" in the beaten egg, and then dredge in the flour mixture. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Repeat until all the bites are coated and ready to bake.
- Bake the bites at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes. While the bites are baking, mix the 1/2 stick of melted butter with the Frank's.
- Remove the bites and brush one side with the Frank's mixture. Bake 5-6 more minutes. Then turn each bite over and brush the other side with the Frank's mixture. Bake 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.
- Add a cup of homemade ranch dressing and start dipping! Add some celery sticks if you like!
Now, settle in and watch some football. Or a new episode of Downton Abbey. ;)
Note: the fancy camera was charging, so the iPhone had to step in for photos.