Today started way too early with a kid having nightmares, snowplough lights flashing on the highway, and all the fun electrical sounds related to the power flashing on and off multiple times through the night. Kevin had fun manually emptying our close-to-overflowing sump hole beneath the stairs - it doesn't work so well when the power goes out and the power tends to go out when it's stormy. We got hit with a (pretty) ice storm that wasn't nearly as bad as they claimed it would be! The boys got a snow day (in April?) out of it and among the regular Friday house cleaning blitz and endless laundry, we tackled the dungeon (aka the basement.) Do you know how annoying it is to do laundry when the power keeps flickering? We cleaned and tidied and even found a long electric slot car race track thingy - that took waaaay too long to put together - but resulted in lots of giggling.
We ran off to church to set up for a gardening workshop for our women's group tomorrow. Had to hit Timmies for a treat... and then figured I should bake some cookies for previously mentioned workshop and cross my fingers hoping the power stayed on. I decided to try a new recipe and my only complaint is that the yield was not what they indicated it would be - I doubled the recipe and ended up with about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
These Orange Almond Strips (with a 4 star rating from the Robin Hood baking website) were pretty easy and they're pretty yummy, and apparently they freeze well. I think they tasted okay even without the glaze (I'm not a glaze person.) and I couldn't find my almonds. If I had almonds to top them, I think I would leave them without the glaze, but without the almonds and the glaze they just looked too boring.