Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snow day...

Yep, that's the "big" snow we got today... Don't laugh - it was enough to send everybody here into a tizzy and school's released the students at 1:00. :-) To be fair, it did sleet and snow quite a bit for a while and roads were getting slippery...
Wie ihr seht hatten wir heute einen Schneesturm in Alabama. :-) Koennt ihr ruhig lachen, das war genug um hier die Schulen um 13:00 Uhr zu schliessen.... Fairerweise muss ich sagen, dass es fuer eine Weile recht garstig war und die Strassen wurden rutschig. 
 Since we don't get snow often (which is really fine by me), Nadia went outside right away to enjoy it.
Nachdem wir hier nicht oft Schnee haben (ist mir auch recht so) ist Nadia sofort raus um ihn zu geniessen.
 The result was this little fellow - an Alabama snowman. ;-)
Das Resultat war dieser kleine Kerl - ein Alabama Schneeman. ;-)
 Even though the snow didn't last and wasn't much to begin with, it was still pretty cold outside. To warm up the girls I made them "Dutch Babies" (oven pancakes). It was the first time I had made them and I think I'm going to look for a different recipe. They were ok, but not spectacular.
Obwohl es nur sehr wenig Schnee war und er noch dazu ziemlich schnell weggetaut ist, war es doch arg kalt hier. Um die Maedels ein bissl aufzuwaermen habe ich "Dutch Babies" (Ofen Pfannkuchen) gebacken. Es war ein neues Rezept fuer mich und wenn ich wieder welche backen will, werde ich ein anderes Rezept suchen. Die Pfannkuchen waren gut, aber nicht grossartig.


  1. That looks like a nice amount of snow, fun without being a real pain!

    1. You're right about that! The only problem now will be the freezing temps tonight - we'll see what the roads will be like in the morning...

  2. I love Dutch Babies and have posted the recipe one my blog:

    Dutch Babies
    An old friend gave me this old German Pancake recipe and it's soooo easy and tasty. I enjoy them anytime, but especially around the holidays for breakfast with fresh lemons squeezed over them sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. They taste phenomenal aaand can be made as big or as small as you want from the original simple-to-remember recipe! Other than tasting so yummy, what's most fun about them, is waiting to see how each one will turn out. They never come out the same.

    Ingredients (For smallest. Serves One. Add more of each in equal increments to increase size Dutch Baby)
    1 egg
    1/4 cup flour
    1/4 cup milk
    Dollup Butter (generous tablespoon)

    1. Preheat the oven to 425˚.
    2. Put the butter in the pan or baking dish and put it in the oven to melt.
    3. Put the eggs in a blender and blend well.*
    4. Put the milk and flour in the blender and blend well. (You might want to stop and stir it once so there aren’t any lumps of flour.) (THIS ENTIRE STEP CAN BE DONE IN A BOWL WITH A WHISK.)

    5. Tilt the pan so the melted butter is evenly distributed; pour the batter in the pan and put it in the oven.
    6. Bake until the pancake is puffy and well browned, about 20 – 25 minutes. The timing will depend on the size of your pan.
    7. Serve immediately with your favorite topping.

    Classic topping: sprinkle with powdered sugar and then squeeze lemon juice from a lemon wedge over it.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with me! I will most definitely give this a try!

  3. Here is the restaurant out in California where I first had these and I was immediately sold on them. They still sell them as "German Baked Pancakes"...if I remember right:

  4. It's moving in here now, "they" are calling for 2-4 inches.... yeah, I don't think so LOL

  5. A wee bit of snow is better than no snow at all! Your daughters made a very cute little snowman! And your dutch pancake looks yummy. It has been a several years since I made one of those. We used to top ours with sliced peaches.

  6. liebe anke,
    auch wenn ihr selten schnee habt, könnt ihr euch mit dem sicher besser anfreunden als mit den vielen stürmen.
    alles liebe, petra

  7. Mich erstaunt immer wieder euer Wetter !
    Bei uns sind zur Zeit - 2 Grad und wir warten auf den Schnee der bald wieder fallen soll. Während Erik mit dem Rad zum Praktikum gefahren ist . bin ich Daheim und geniese die weißen Dächer von Innen. das richtige Wetter um an den Maschinen sie arbeiten !
    Mal schauen was entsteht!

  8. It's enough snow for me to smile! Love the snowman. It is very cold so what snow we did receive is going to stay over the weekend, yay!! Have a great weekend :)

  9. If it makes you feel any better, we never get that much snow. :) LOL!
    Glad you got to enjoy the day with your favorite peeps though. Love the 'Bama snowman!

  10. I LOVE the Alabama snowman. She was working with what she had and did a super job at creating the little guy. He's soooo cute!

  11. Believe it or not, you have had more snow than we have, Anke! This has been a very strange winter here in central IL. We had a drought last summer, and so far, the winter isn't any improvement on the situation. It worries me... xxx