Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Icy Palace

Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone,

Well the weatherman predicted freezing rain/drizzle and guess what.....HE WAS RIGHT!!  I knew that it would be but still when you go out in the morning, and then try to get the paper even a couple of steps, you take your life into your hands.
Even the dog did a sash shay down the steps, I got after her to slow down, and down she went, then proceeded to get up and the back end slipping around to go do her business and then back in.  That was at 7 am this morning.
I hate ice.  I hated it when D and I drove truck.  I tried to learn to drive on it,  but even seasoned drivers like D, with 35+ years behind the wheel says, if its ice, forget about the load being on time.  You cannot keep anything on the road with a fourth inch of ice on the road, period.

So, I am working in the house, just puttering around as FlowerLady says, and then decided to make egg noodles.  I have my grandmother's pasta machine and I a going to master it today, without pinching my fingers in the roller.
I'm  having roast chicken for dinner with leftovers planned for the rest of the week.

I love it when I can get in the kitchen and try to re-master things like noodles. I also like to get in the kitchen to forget about the worlds problems which are so very great at the present time.   I also went to the grocery yesterday as I knew it would be icy today, and looked at prepackaged egg noodles in the freezer case and they are over $4.00 a package.  Yikes!  I don't think so.  And the packages are so small to boot, so I am planning on trying to do more noodles and letting them dry a little and then freeze them in packages myself.  Take that Grandma's Egg Noodle company.

Still having problems finding parts for the car.  So I am driving the old dually, which I do love to drive.  Its big and rough riding but I do enjoy it.  The only thing about it is the fact its hard on fuel and you have to remember that you have to park someplace where you can get out, its large fenders stick out, and its a little hard to back out, and you definitely don't go to the bank drive up window!!!!

Well, I think that I will get back to my noodles, they are chilling in the frig, and then off to squeeze them in the pasta machine.  I also am going to try to email a few emails to friends, it seems life just plain gets in the road and you can't just sit and write.
Well everyone, I wish you a blessed week and I am sure that all of you are getting ready for the Holidays and family.
Please enjoy everyday and I will try to blog later this week.  I will see if I can get a few photos of pasta or my fingers!!

Love and Hugs to all


  1. Good afternoon dear Vicki ~ I bet you WILL master that noodle machine, and I hope we will get to see some pictures.

    Your weather sounds frightful. I hate to say it is sunny and warm down here, but it is. Too warm for December.

    I've been working on cleaning up and straightening my little craft space, trying to get things under some kind of control. :-)

    I've got dishes to wash, I feel like a nap again today. Naps are nice. I'd like to do some baking, we'll see. I've not decided what I want to make for supper yet.

    Have a nice evening and rest of the week.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. I really enjoyed this post.
    My husband drove truck for many years--most of them leased to Daily Express. When our kids were grown I often went with him--he hauled heavy equipment across the country. Your post has reminded me of some hair-raising slides on icy roads!
    We have a car now as well as the old Dodge diesel which is not woman friendly. For many years I drove pickups--although never a dually. I loved going through the gears on a standard, roaring along the roads in WY.
    I have wanted to try making noodles, but reluctant to spend the money on one of the roller gadgets--there is not a lot of room to spare in my kitchen for extra utensils and such.
    My Amish neighbor makes noodles in huge quantities, spreading them out on a white cloth on her big kitchen table to dry.
    I hadn't thought of freezing them--but I daresay that would be best if made in large amounts as we wouldn't be adding preservatives.
    Stay safe during the icy weather--it doesn't take but one mis-step to fall.
    Its nice to know from FL's comment that your name is Vicki--I can think of you now by name.

  3. Vicki, I don't even like to hear the "I" word. It reminds us of the awful ice storm where were were without power for 11 days and most of the trees in our area were damaged beyond repair. It still show in the winter when all the leaves are gone.

    You be careful out there!