What a crazy week! Presidents day, Ice Day/No School, and more snow today while we were at school. We are in Georgia, which is notorious for freaking out during cold weather. Now for all you out there who are used to snow and cold and want to make fun, I want to tell you to shut your high and mighty pie hole and listen up. I might have left out a few expletives, because this is a family blog, yo! We only have 2 months usually where we freak out. January and February, or as my BFF Bonita likes to call the dreaded JanFeb. JanFeb is no stranger to this site. I have discussed it fully before. You can read all about it here… http://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/01/06/throwback-thursday-crock-pot-beef-stroganoff/
It sucks…we don’t just get cold. You get your dry sunny pretty snow where you get to go skiing, sledding, and build snowman families? We get stinging cold wind and mushy, crunchy ice. Trees fall, roads ice over, electricity goes out, people are bitchy and get stuck on the roads longer than you might think normal for a civilized city.
We have no budget to ice our roads and no reason really to invest in year round ice tires. Our kids go crazy at the sign of snow. I had to tell my 6th graders (mostly 12 year old Hispanic kids) to “take it down a notch” and “chill out” and “I don’t want to hear anything else about the snow!” because they turned in to adorable psychopaths fixated on the snow.
I am actually kinda mad at myself for not letting them freak out a bit more, because, seriously, they have not had many interactions in the snow. If I thought I might not have gotten in trouble, I would have taken them out and let them catch snowflakes on their tongues. Any kind of recess for kids in middle school is frowned upon, so surely frivolous snow catching instead of reading a short story about a Chinese boy in San Francisco Chinatown is surely against the rules. I am sorry to say I followed the rules. If it snows again anymore this stupid cold winter, I will be a rebel and take the kids out to catch snowflakes!!!!
I was supposed to run with my middle school girls tonight, but due to the freaky and unpredictable snow weather, we cancelled practice. The hubby picked up buffalo wings on the way home. Wings and blue cheese is something I can always get behind.
On to the recipe…I made this for lunch tomorrow. I taste tested this and it is so yummy!!!!
Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach, Feta, and Black Olives
Suddenly Salad Traditional Box
3 tablespoons black olives
2 tablespoons feta cheese
3 large handfuls of spinach
1 thigh/breast shredded chicken, chopped or shredded- I used my leftovers from http://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/02/17/chicken-milanese/
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
Olive oil- about 3/4 cup…eyeball to your liking
Cook pasta according to box
Add in spinach, wilt
Add olives and chicken
add cheeses and mix well