08 March 2018

Three Good Things on a Snow Day

Yesterday I really enjoyed my snow day.  The Tim had to work, so it was just the kitties and me, spending a relaxing day together. 

I thought I would join Three on Thursday today, and regale you with Three Good Things on a Snow Day.



1.  I saw that the brackets were announced for MDK March Mayhem!  I was able to be very leisurely checking out the patterns included this year.   I voted in the various rounds last year, and it was so much fun.  It also made me aware of a lot of patterns/designers I was not aware of before.  Check it out, and be a part of the voting. 

2.  I got a nice chunk of knitting done on the baby sweater I posted about yesterday.  I finished the yoke, put the sleeve stitches on holders, and got an inch or so into the stockinette part on the bottom.  I really think it's gonna be cute when it's finished, and hopefully that will not be too long coming.

3.  I have been wanting to bake this coffee cake for a while, but finally yesterday the planets aligned and I made it happen.


This is Italian Walnut Coffee Cake, and it is a) really easy to put together, and b) sooooo yummy!  The house smelled so good yesterday afternoon while this was in the oven.  The Tim and I enjoyed a slice with a cup of tea when he got home from work, and then repeated that later in the evening.  I've had this recipe for years, I'm pretty sure it was originally from a magazine, but the details are gone with the wind.  If anyone is interested, I'll try and get myself together and post the recipe.  It's nice because it's not overly sweet, and it doesn't just land in your stomach like a rock.

Today it was back to real life, and back to work.  I managed to find a route where most of the sidewalks were shoveled, so it wasn't as nerve-wracking as it could have been getting to work.  After work today, I have to go to the dentist to have a filling replaced - ICK!  But at least tomorrow is Friday, so I think I'll survive ... ;-)

14 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Warm coffee cake and hot tea - divine!

I'm thankful you found cleared sidewalks and that you got to work safely. I hope your day is a good one.

AsKatKnits said...

A huge vote of YES for that recipe from this small corner of the blogiverse!

What a lovely Snow Day!

Dee said...

And after Friday comes ------- SATURDAY!!!!! Can't wait!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Yum! I can practically smell the coffee cake from here. Hope you'll post the recipe. Good luck at the dentist.

Nance said...

I have fond memories of Snow Days from my teaching career. Unexpected pleasures!

Araignee said...

Mmmm.....a cup of tea and some cake on a snowy day is my idea of heaven!

Vera said...

Sounds like your day off was as nice as mine! (I looked at the brackets too.)

Yes please to the recipe.

And, like Dee, can't wait till Saturday!!!

Honoré said...

The coffee/tea cake looks scrumptious...and I just had afternoon tea! Will look at the MDK March mayhem...sounds interesting.

Cheers~

KSD said...

Ann Shayne and I went to the same school. Her older brother, Aubrey, was in my class. (Sobering side note: Our 40th class reunion is coming up. . .)

sprite said...

People who don't shovel their sidewalks are the worst! I'm glad you found a safe route to work.

kathy b said...

Oh I'll check out MDK March Pattern madness. Thanks!

Kym said...

The cake sounds divine! (I wouldn't mind having the recipe. . . ) I think I'll have a hard time voting in the MDK brackets this year. I like ALL the patterns!!!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely way to spend your snow day!! Yes, please do post the recipe for the cake.

karen said...

that cake looks simply delicious! I made brownies yesterday because the son requested them, so so so good!