snow day!

Ode to the Snow Day
Winter, you can get me down
And sometimes make me wear a frown.
Your cold temps chill me to the core;
Going anywhere becomes a chore.
Still, I love to wake after the night
To see a fresh coat of sparkly white.
It's a sight beautiful to see,
Especially 'cause it means no school for me!
(a 7-minute Rachel Parton creation, 2.10.10)

It was a productive day:
-Slept in until 8:30.
-Made some oatmeal.
-Lounged around on the computer - blog & Facebook stalking.
-Snapped some pics of the snow.

-Shoveled the deck & walk.
-Finally mailed pics to Victoria.
-Went grocery shopping.
-Doug came home for lunch.
-We made Zooey balance an apple core on her nose. This was trickier than it looks.

-Doug went back to work.
-I cleaned the kitchen.
-Danced to iTunes mix.
-Had a photo shoot with Zooey.

-Thought about doing laundry and decided to work on a gift instead.
-Cleaned the family room.
-Doug came home from work.
-Made Salmon Pizza for dinner. I know I said I was making soup, but I saw spinach in the fridge that would go to waste before much longer.
This is one of our absolute favorite meals. It's possible I've shared this recipe before, but it's totally worth the risk of repeating myself. If you like salmon, you MUST try this recipe (from Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book):

2 6-inch Boboli bread shells
1/4 c. creamy Caesar salad dressing
2 c. torn fresh spinach
2 oz. smoked salmon (no bones or skin)
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
2 T. thinly sliced green onion
1 t. capers, drained (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Place Boboli on baking sheet (I use tin foil over pizza tray). Lightly spread some of Caesar dressing on Boboli.
3. Top with spinach, salmon, half of Parm cheese, green onion and capers, if desired.
4. Bake for 8-10 mins. Drizzle with remaining Caesar; sprinkle with remaining Parm.

SUPER fast & easy!
My variations:
-I always add red or green bell peppers.
-Tonight I sprinkled some mozzarella with the Parm - yum.
-Red onions are equally awesome.
-I am a light dressing person, so I never drizzle any Caesar on after I take the pizza out.

Now I'm going to get some chocolate, cuddle with Doug & read.


  1. This looks so good! And I love your poem. You really made it in 7 minutes? That's so impressive.

  2. LUCKY!!!!

  3. yay about the snow day and pics coming to me!

  4. Ahhhhh. SMOKED salmon. That makes a lot more sense on pizza. nice.