Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard of 2011

WOW - what a snow storm - started late on Tuesday, 2/1/11 - wind was blowing hard, started snowing. They we woke up to lots and lots of snow. Two feet or more with snow drifts. Woke up at 5:30 to shovel some paths in the driveway to get my car out. The snowplow makes a huge pile right at the end of the driveway, the worse part to shovel. SO I got my car out, drove down 95th street to the train. Very erie, only two or three cars on the road. I love the morning after a big snow, so quiet. After seeing two parking lots not plowed, finally found one that seemed OK to park at. Train was running on a Sunday schedule and also was running late. So after sitting for an hour at the train station, one finally came and we got downtown around 8. At the start of the morning only 2 of my 7 employees made it in, then another finally got there at 11:00. Trading was delayed to open at 10:00am. Very quiet day, almost not worth going in for. They did let us leave at 3:00, so we jumped on the 2:30 which was actually running late at 2:50 - just made that train. Jason did a great job shoveling while I was at work - it was ALOT of snow - He said he was never shoveling again. We shall see. I enjoy seeing the snow before and after plowing and shoveling, before it gets all dirty and lived in.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WW recipe

This looks tasty - no points

Cauliflower Poppers

Course: snacks
PointsPlus™ Value: 0
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Great as a side dish or as a snack. An unbeatable combo of flavor, texture and spice.


1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 head(s) cauliflower (medium)
1/2 tsp Durkee Ground Cumin Seed, or other brand
1/2 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces (there should be about 4 cups). Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper; toss well to coat.Spread cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring halfway through, about 10 minutes. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


HAPPY NEW YEAR - I can't believe I haven't posted since Thanksgiving - so caught up in the holidays. So this is a new year, new beginnings, new ends, new ideas, new hopes, new dreams, new attitude - I hope to be touched by all of these this year. We shall see how it goes, but baby steps right?